Vijay Pattni13 December 2011

Mission Impossible 4 car chase

Tom Cruise gets some sand and some BMW in his face in this clip from MI: Ghost Protocol

Top Gear would like to state for the record that we are entirely behind Tom Cruise's magnificent powers of driving*.

Cast your minds back to July 2010, when this budding film star with a green shirt popped down to an unsanitised corner of Surrey to set a pleasantly blistering lap time around our track.

Following some expert tuition from the humanoid who only knows two facts about ducks, he attempted to kill our humble little Kia. He even got it onto two wheels.

Clearly, Stig's knowledge gave him superpowered car control. Which brings us neatly onto Tom's newest project. Step forward Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol.

Embedded in the page below these words is a glimpse at the car chase in Mr Tom's new action flick: he plays IMF agent Ethan Hunt, and it involves a lot of sand, some glasses, a phone, and two BMWs.

One of these is an X3. The other is the capable-but-anodyne new BMW 6 Series convertible. While we observed that the new Six "is so glossy and slick that there's actually nothing on which to get any emotional traction", Tom may have found some kind of traction, judging by the vid below.

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol is set to hit IMAX cinemas 21st December, and everywhere else Boxing Day. Have a click and let us know what you think...

*We're probably not entirely responsible. He was rather handy behind the wheel.

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