Spyder Starlet: Audi Pumps Up R8 Spyder’s Role in Iron Man 2

Audi’s R8 captures plenty of attention on its own, but millions of moviegoers will ogle the new 2011 R8 Spyder on the silver screen, thanks to “Iron Man 2.”

Having placed hero/protagonist/playboy industrialist Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) in a fixed-roof, V-8-powered R8 in the first “Iron Man” film, Audi managed to have the character flog the sexy new Spyder in the new flick.

We’re still a few weeks out from seeing the feature ourselves (it won’t reach theaters nationwide until May 7), but Audi’s already capitalizing on the product placement with a new trailer.
You can see the R8 Spyder in action here, but if you’d like to see our take — not Tony’s — on the car, click here to read our first drive of the 2011 R8 Spyder.
Source: Audi/Youtube


Buying Guide

2011 Audi R8

MSRP $114,200 4.2 (Manual) Coupe
Motor Trend Rating


11 City / 20 Hwy

Horse Power:

430 @ 7800


317 @ 6000

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