Featured Rides

Spotted: The Actual Audi R8 Used in Iron Man 2

Audi R8 Spyder in Iron Man 2

This month’s featured ride is quite the special Audi – it’s the actual movie car used in the production of Iron Man 2! This Tsuzuka Grey Audi R8 Spyder was driven by Robert Downey Jr. aka Tony Stark and when I heard it was going to be in Scottsdale I had to go see it. The car was on a press tour across the US visiting select dealerships before being sent back to Germany to be destroyed (that tragic life of a press car!), and it wound up at Audi North Scottsdale for a few days. Audi North Scottsdale is my dealership of choice in the Phoenix area, and if you go be sure to talk to Brian McCauley – he’s a fellow Audi enthusiasts himself and drives a wicked Garrett GT28RS big turbo Audi A3 and really knows his stuff – he’s also president of the local Audi Club of North America chapter.

In real life, the Audi R8 Spyder rocks out a 0-60 time of 4.1 seconds with its 525 hp 5.2 liter V10 engine, along with the acclaimed Audi Quattro system and stunning good looks – a suitable machine for a movie’s superhero, no doubt.

And now, more pics!

Audi R8 Spyder 5.2

Audi R8 Spyder from Iron Man 2

Audi R8 Spyder Interior

Audi R8 Spyder Brakes

Audi R8 Spyder from Iron Man 2

Nick Roshon

Nick has been an Audi owner and fanatic for the last 10 years, and started Nick's Car Blog in 2009 to share DIYs and pictures of his A4. Currently he drives a 2012 Audi TT-RS, and has previously owned a B7 S4, B7 A4, and an 82 Audi Coupe (GT) LeMons race car. In his day job, Nick is a digital marketer and lives in San Diego, CA, USA.

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