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Marvel Comic Hero “Iron Man” Relies on the Audi R8

January 22nd, 2008


Soon-to-be-released Hollywood film – Iron Man – based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, will be the first major picture to feature the Audi R8 sports coupe in its cast. The new S5 also makes its film debut in this movie.

Robert Downey Jr. is Tony Stark – the main character in the film version of “Iron Man” from Paramount Pictures and Marvel Studios. His superpowers are the result of the highly versatile and indestructible high-tech armor that he has developed.

Without his suit of armour the technically-brilliant billionaire relies on the powers of his Audi R8.

“The R8 is the perfect car for Tony Stark,” said Iron Man director Jon Favreau.

“It’s a technological masterpiece. Plus it’s fast, safe, and sure to be noticed.”

Leading lady, Oscar winner Gwyneth Paltrow (Virginia “Pepper” Potts) also drives an Audi in the film – this time, the new S5.

The film’s hero is smart, successful and uncompromising. He’s got ideas – and the courage and skill to make them reality. And naturally he puts his extraordinary capabilities to work for the good of mankind – in the form of Iron Man, his superhero alter ego. No other comic book hero has such extensive knowledge of technology or of the opportunities offered by innovation and cutting-edge ideas – the perfect partner for Audi.

The movie opens in theatres around the world in early May 2008 and also stars Oscar nominees Terrence Howard and Jeff Bridges.

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