Tony Stark Drives an Audi R8 e-tron in Iron Man 3

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Everything hinged on the success of "The Avengers" for Marvel Entertainment. Thankfully, when the Earth's mightiest heroes united, they brought in record numbers, securing the franchise's future.
After the events of the alien invasion comes another Iron Man movie, the third in the series. Tony will face his toughest villain yet, the legendary Mandarin and his power rings.

But we're not here to talk about comic books, we're here to talk about movies. For the first two Iron Man movies, Stark used Audi R8s, a coupe and a Spyder if we remember correctly. But in The Avengers, he was using the prototype roadster version of what we now know as the Acura NSX.

Itseems the Acura couldn't make it into production fast enough, and they're back to their deal with Audi, though this time a battery-powered R8 e-tron will be used. This was supposed to be a limited production version of the Ingolstadt sportscar, but we believed the project was killed off due to various reasons.

The second trailer for the movie which will come out in May was release today, revealing Tony's new ride for the first time. As he is being dogged by the press, the genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist gets away from it all in his white electric car.

“This is a strategic collaboration for us,” said Loren Angelo, General Manager of Brand Marketing for Audi of America. “Similar to the position of the R8 as an innovation leader, Iron Man’s character consistently evolves throughout the trilogy as he masterminds new trends in technology and engineering.”

What do they mean? Well, they packed the movie with Audis: 8, R8 Spyder, A8, S5, and the Q7. Bye bye Acura. The movie looks very dramatic, and the R8 gets totally destroyed. Knowing how they make Iron Man movies, that probably means an actual e-tron was destroyed.

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