The world premiere of Iron Man 2 took place on Monday in Los Angeles and all the actors in the movie showed up in style (some in an Audi A8 and the Audi R8) at the El Capitan Theatre where the Audi R8 Spyder used in the movie awaited their arrival.
“The R8 Spyder is practically custom-made for the superhero, a technological genius who needs to drive the car without his high-tech suit, but doesn”t want to miss out on innovative technology,” Audi said. “Robert Downey Jr. and his R8 Spyder put Audi”s philosophy of Vorsprung durch Technik to good use: Iron Man”s visual capabilities are optimized by the helmet, for example, and the R8″s high efficiency LED headlights likewise provide for good vision.”
“Just like the first movie, Iron Man 2 is the perfect environment for the Audi R8. Like us, the technologically ingenious Super Hero Tony Stark represents Vorsprung durch Technik. And just as the R8 Spyder was developed from the Audi R8, the Super Hero Tony Stark surprises us with new innovations,” said Lothar Korn, Head of Marketing Communications at Audi. Robert Downey Jr., alias Tony Stark, also drove the Audi R8 in the first Iron Man movie, which was released in May 2008.
Check out Audi’s ad for Iron Man 2 here.
Refresher: Power for the Audi R8 Sypder 5.2 FSI quattro comes from a 5.2L FSI direct-injected V10 making 525-hp and a maximum torque of 391 lb-ft. Mated a 6-speed manual (with an available 6-speed R tronic automatic), 0 to 62 mph in 4.1 seconds with a top speed of 194 mph. Fuel-economy comes in at an estimated 16 mpg when mated to manual transmission and 17 mpg when mated to an automatic.
Iron Man 2 World Premiere:
2010 Audi R8 Spyder:
- By: Omar Rana