Cruise has been known to carry out all of his own stunts for his films and has had a flying licence since 1994 so can fly jets and helicopters. So, it was not really a surprise that he reached 181 mph whilst doing 24 laps in a Red Bull F1 car a few years ago, blowing retired F1 driver David Coulthard out of the water.
However, what a lot of people don’t know is that Tom Cruise was actually a racing driver in the 1980s. He drove for Paul Newman and Bob Sharp’s team in various Sports Car Club of America races. His car was a Nissan 300ZX and what is even more exciting is that you could now own the exact same car.
The car is being sold via auction on Bring a Trailer and is currently at $6,700, however it does still have roughly six days left to go. It is thought that the car has been kept in a scrapyard for a number of years before the current owners acquired it. It was repainted in 2006, has 15″ alloy wheels and has the red, white and blue Canon/Planters livery.
The car has reportedly had Jim Wolf Technologies camshafts fitted alongside the 3-litre V6 engine, as well as an exhaust and ignition system. The interior has the red and black vinyl 3A racing bucket seats with multi-point harnesses.♦ Follow Grand Tour Nation on Google News