Tony Stark Gets an Audi R8 E-Tron in "Iron Man 3"
Tony Stark is most certainly an Audi man. Iron Man will be driving a new Audi R8 E-Tron in "Iron Man 3," continuing Audi's partnership with Disney and Marvel for the third movie in the Iron Man series.
Iron Man is no stranger to Audis. Since the first Iron Man movie back in 2008, Stark, played by Robert Downey Jr., has driven an Audi. In the first movie, he was behind the wheel of the then-new R8 before trading it in for a R8 Spyder in "Iron Man 2." The third installment of the Iron Man franchise will see Stark behind the wheel of an all-electric Audi R8 E-Tron prototype, despite rumors that Audi has shelved the electric supercar project due to weight and cost concerns. If the R8 E-Tron does make it into production, it'd be powered by two electric motors making 376 hp and 605 lb-ft of torque.
The Audi S7 will also be featured prominently in "Iron Man 3," at the hands of Gwyneth Paltrow, who plays Stark's girlfriend Virginia "Pepper" Potts.