Cruise in "Mission: Impossible: Maverick".
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We'll see him buy a new Bugatti (Photo: Courtesy of Ray Ban PR)
At the age of 60, Tom Cruise manages to maintain his status as a Hollywood star, earning $13 million just for his performance in Top Gun: Maybrick.
But there is one thing even as a driving and speed enthusiast he cannot do with this money: buy a new Bugatti.
Cruise is one of a number of stars blacklisted by the legendary automaker that went bankrupt in the 1950s and was revived by the Volkswagen Group with the Veyron in 1999.
Since then, it managed to sell its control to the Croatian Rimac in 2021.
Cruise purchased a Veyron back in 2005, and rushed to show up with it for the premiere of Mission Impossible 3. Next to him sat his wife at the time, actress Katie Holmes.
Then Cruz made the mistake that blew up the Bugatti executives: he stopped at the red carpet, got out of the car, and tried to open the door for his partner, like a true gentleman.
But the star, who is famous for his insistence on performing dangerous stunts himself in his films, and is not lacking in technical sense, was unable to open the door for more than half a minute, in front of hundreds of photographers and journalists, in an event that grabbed the headlines at the time.
Cruise, Holmes and Bugatti
Bugatti did not like what they defined as a prank at their expense, which could have been interpreted as a technical problem in the first series-produced sports car to exceed the 400 km/h mark. Since then, the Cruze has been put on the black list
of customers who embarrassed the heirs of Autora Bugatti, and will no longer be able to purchase a new one A list that includes, among others, former Formula 1 champion Jensen Button of Britain, and American boxer Floyd Mayweather.
Button sold Veyron in 2009 after driving it for only 2,500 kilometers, which the company considered disrespectful to the brand. Mayweather was accused by The company in Pessarot, after selling a Veyron close to the purchase date and at a significantly higher price.