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The stunning car that stood out the most in Top Gun: Maverick

The stunning car that stood out the most in Top Gun: Maverick

While “Top Gun: Maverick” is a movie about jets, the car that stands out is a 1973 silver metallic Porsche 911S that Penny drove (via Fortune† The actress who played Penny, Jennifer Connelly, was driving the car in the film instead of a stunt double. In a fun parallel, Maverick’s original love interest in the 1986 film, Charlie, played by Kelly McGillis, drove a replica of a 1958 Porsche 356.

The S-cladding of the 1973 Porsche 911S is a high-performance variant of the iconic car and is considered one of the best Porsche cars of the time. It came standard with a 2.4 liter engine rated at 190 horsepower. Porsche is one of those car companies that produces elegant yet capable vehicles, and the inclusion of its cars in film and various forms of media always attracts attention.