Step aside, Tom Cruise: There’s a new top gun on the “Top Gear” celebrity leaderboards, and it’s Ryan Reynolds. The “Proposal” actor bested Cruise’s lap time by a full half-second while driving a Kia Hatchback; naturally, he feigned surprise after he learned of his feat.
“My goal was just to see if I could drive a manual car,” he told Jeremy Clarkson. “I haven’t done that since I was in high school, so that was interesting. Wow, wow! I did want to beat Tom Cruise!”
Unfortunately, Reynolds’ lap time is just fifth on the all-time celebrity leaderboards, at 1:43.7. Matt LeBlanc has the top time in the Reasonably Priced Car series at 1:42.1. Skip to the fourth segment below to see Reynolds’ profanity-laced lap.