Tom Cruise recreates Top Gun aerial battle on track with Mark Webber and David Coulthard, in the all-new Porsche 911 GT3 – if only we could use that as the title cause who would’ve thought we’d see these three guys in the same ring!
Then again, who would’ve thought Covid-19 could happen, or a Top Gun remake even; with the same actor from 30 years ago looking like he has not aged, but that’s exactly what’s happening and that’s what this farce is all about.
If you have seen last weekend’s Silverstone Formula 1 GP in the UK, you would’ve noticed Tom Cruise at the paddock cozying up to the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One team. While he was there, he also shot this video with the former Formula 1 drivers, as a promo of the new “Top Gun: Maverick” movie released earlier this month.
There may not be a lot of action in the video, in fact, it could even make some of you cringe but there are some witty punchlines in it. In one of the scenes, Cruise even took a swipe at Webber; saying that he wasn’t bad for a second driver – in reference to the Australian driver’s time with Red Bull Racing, playing second fiddle to Sebastian Vettel.
The video also very obviously revolves around the all-new Porsche 911 GT3, with its unmistakable 9,000 rpm engine revving noise. The new generation GT3 now comes with 510 hp and 470 Nm, up 10 hp and 10 Nm, from a 4.0-litre naturally-aspirated engine.
Naturally, it’s quicker from 0 to 100 km/h as well, in just 3.4 seconds with the PDK dual-clutch gearbox, or 3.9-seconds with the six-speed manual transmission.
The video is also full of quotes from the movie; with some scenes even mimicking the aerial dogfights. It’s just sad it had to end the way it did. Watch and find out why!