Tom Cruise's Latest Mission - Racecar Driving

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Aug. 26 2011, Published 3:15 p.m. ET

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Just another day of life - in the fast lane - for Mission Impossible star Tom Cruise!

The Hollywood hunk, who played a racecar driver in the 1990 film Days of Thunder, recently took some time out of his busy schedule to take a spin in a Red Bull F1 car at Willow Spring race track in California - and has the exciting video.

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Cruise seemed to have no fear about hopping behind the wheel of the Formula One racecar, getting lessons from 13-time Grand Prix winner, David Coulthard.

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The actor, who at one point loses control of the car and drives it off track, reached a top speed of 181 mph - just 4 mph off the top speed of his professional instructor!

Apparently the excitement of driving a fast car wasn't enough for the Top Gun star. After his loop around the track he hopped into the cockpit of a helicopter with ace pilot Chuck Aaron and the two engaged in some aerobatic activity!

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