Cameron Diaz and Tom Cruise stopped by the BBC’s ”Top Gear” television program following a tour to introduce their latest movie – Knight and Day – in Germany, France and the United Kingdom. Co-star Cameron Diaz and Tom put a KIA hatchback through it’s paces in a major way and really got the crowd going when Tom put the KIA up on two wheels!
BELOW: Up on two wheels!! WHOA! Tom definitely has the “need for speed” – this driving proves it beyond the shadow of a doubt! Powering through the challenge in what the Top Gear hosts call ‘a reasonably-priced car,’ breaking the season record with a time of 1:44.2. Way to go Tom!
BELOW: We don’t think Tom even broke a sweat hitting that corner…he’s constantly racing around on two wheels anyway! Ever seen the motorcycle scenes in Knight and Day? Or on the streets of Spain? Tom’s driving skills are for real!
We’re guessing from the look on host Jeremy Clarkson’s face, there were some sighs of relief with all points of the car made it back on the track. Hey, Tom was just doing what it took to win the challenge.
BELOW: Cameron Diaz also showed off the driving skills she perfected during the shooting of Knight and Day and from her days of racing in her hometown of Long Beach, CA for the Toyota Grand Prix. The sultry screen siren scored at the top of the leader board with a time of 1:45.2 – right up until Tom’s time was revealed.
BELOW: Tom and Cameron got to pose with – and receive racing instruction from – legendary Top Gear driver, The Stig! Shortly after Tom’s appearance on the British racing show, The Stig took his helmet off for the first time to reveal himself as none other than Formula Three and IndyCar driver, Ben Collins. In his newly released autobiography, “The Man in the White Suit: The Stig, Le Mans, The Fast Lane And Me” published by HarperCollins this month, Collins commented that Tom was his favorite celebrity to have worked with on the show!
“The final contestant was Tom Cruise who was just amazing,” Collins said. “Just a brilliant guy to meet. He was very focused and intent on setting the fastest time – which he did. He nearly flipped the car onto its roof but he kept his foot down hard into the accelerator into the finish line.”
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