Tom Cruise is no stranger to expensive cars. He’s regularly driven them in his films and even turned up in a Bugatti Veyron to the premiere of the Mission Impossible 3 film.
Cruise is a well-known petrolhead and drives a string of supercharged sports cars from luxury manufacturers. He even has a bullet proof Porsche 911 if media reports are to be believed. His pursuit of speed means he also owns a selection of the world’s most expensive motorbikes and he can regularly be seen driving the US streets in his fleet.
So it will be interesting to see him taking on the nerve-shredding challenge of a Kia C’eed in the latest Top Gear Star in a Reasonably Priced Car segment. And if Tom Cruise isn’t enough, he will be joined by Cameron Diaz, who is over in the UK with Cruise to promote their latest film.
Top Gear said of the coup: "It’s fair to say, we’ve have never, ever had two bigger guests and for the past week the air in the office has been alive with a sort of sweaty-palmed excitement"
Top Gear also revealed they came up with the idea for the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car with Cruise in mind – hoping to ‘shoehorn’ a celebrity into a car they would not usually drive.
After eight years, their dreams have come true and as the celebrities are put through their paces by the Stig, we’ll have to wait until Sunday to see how they did.
It’ll be interesting to see how well Cruise does on the Top Gear track, and even more interesting to see what he makes of the Kia C’eed. We wonder if the seven year warranty will convince him to trade in a supercar for the low-priced Korean model.
Perhaps not, but it can’t do Kia any harm having a genuine superstar put the car through its paces. Plus, now the Kia C’eed has a link – however tenuous – to the Bugatti Veyron.