These are the best cars from the Tom Cruise Blockbuster, Top Gun: Maverick

Tom Cruise Top Gun Maverick

Tom Cruise is one of the greatest movie stars of all time. Arguably the greatest Hollywood celebrity of his timeCruise has been part of many memorable films. The 1986 blockbuster Top Gun, featuring the iconic Kawasaki motorcycle, was the turning point in his career. More than three decades later, since the release of the classic hit, Cruise reprises his role as Pete “Maverick” Mitchell in the sequel Top Gun: Maverick.

Tom Cruise’s blockbuster hit has been acclaimed by audiences and critics alike. While the film has been a topic of conversation among moviegoers, it also makes its presence felt in automotive social circles. It’s thanks to some sick cars that appear in the movie.

The appearance of streamlined cars is no surprise, as Tom Cruise is an avid car enthusiast who has cool toys in his garage. While the film shows some impressive vehicles, some caught our eye. Which cars are these? Let’s find out.

Here are the sickest cars from the Tom Cruise blockbuster, Top Gun: Maverick.

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A Porsche icon from the 1970s

Tom Cruise’s blockbuster evokes many memories for cinephiles. However, nostalgia is not just limited to cinematic moments. If you are a fan of classic Porsche cars, we have good news for you. Jennifer Connelly’s character drives a classic 1970s Porsche.

The award-winning German vehicle we’re talking about is the 1973 Porsche 911 S. While this isn’t the first time the 1973 variant has been featured in a movie – having featured in some art and offbeat films before – it marks the first time it has appeared in a movie as big as Top Gun: Maverick.

The iconic Porsche car is a car collector’s favorite. As for some vehicles, predicting their value can be a bit of a lottery, but the 911 S’s 1973 mode is kind of like that for good reasons. With the 911 nameplate – a nameplate that has been widely celebrated among all car enthusiasts for more than eight decades – the 1973 variant is considered one of the best Porsche models ever.

The classic had a flat-6 naturally aspirated engine and a five-speed manual transmission. With looks to die for, the 1973 Porsche 911 S is a beauty inside and out. For a 1970s classic, this 911 S is quite fast, with a top speed of over 140 miles per hour and a 0 to 60 miles per hour reading of 6.5 seconds. Not the fastest compared to some modern supercars, but fast enough for Pete and Penny to chase the bad guys.

The Aston Martin tucked away in Pete Mitchell’s garage

Even if you haven’t seen Top Gun: Maverick, which is unlikely given the roaring success it is, with over $1.3 billion at the global box office, it’s hard to miss the rare Aston Martin model, which also appeared in the trailer and some promo videos.

Tucked to the side in Tom Cruise’s character’s garage, the classic gem in question is a rare Aston Martin DBR1 model. How rare? You may ask. Rare enough to cost at least $22.5 million if you want to get your hands on this Aston Martin classic, the most important Aston Martin in history.

The Aston Martin DB1 in Pete Mitchell’s garage is a 1956 model that took part in sports car races such as the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The DBR1 is so rare that Aston Martin has only built five. That explains the car’s insane market value, which is no surprise considering it’s a Tom Cruise movie. And the fact that he’s in the company of other expensive toys, including a P-51 Mustang from none other than Tom Cruise himself.

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Spoiler Alert: An iconic Ford Bronco makes a surprising appearance

Tom Cruise movies are known for surprising audiences, be it heartbreaking action sequences or crazy plot twists. In Top Gun: Maverick, the creators – spoiler alert, you’ve been warned – decided to bring back a character from the first movie that not many people expected to make an appearance. And the said character jumps out of one of the most celebrated Ford cars of all time: the Classic Ford Bronco.

Although the Bronco has made a comeback in the recent past, after a hiatus, the original Bronco will always remain everyone’s favorite. Car enthusiasts can never get enough of the dose of nostalgia, right? It’s no surprise, then, that the makers chose to opt for the first-generation Bronco classic over the new model.

The scene is set in the Nevada desert, and the beastly appearance and rugged tires of the first-generation Bronco complement the aura of events. Tom Cruise’s blockbuster is a visual treat for cinephiles and car nerds. If you haven’t watched it yet, it’s still in theaters. Book your tickets today.

Sources: GQ Magazine, Wikipedia, Paramount Pictures, IMCDb