The Audi R8 has found itself in yet another blockbuster movie. At this point, we should just give it an Oscar and call it a day, right?
The R8 has been in so many movies over the past couple of years we’re surprised we couldn’t find an IMDB page for it. But in all seriousness, the German sports car is a real action star and recently, it was revealed that Audi has once again collaborated with Marvel Studios to include a fleet of its cars, including the R8 Spyder , in another superhero movie.
This time, the R8 is trading in Iron Man for Wolverine, a not too surprising turn of events given the car’s proclivity for living life on the fast lane. But the R8 Spyder isn’t the only Audi that made an appearance in The Wolverine. Joining it - and making their respective cinematic debuts - are the Audi A8 L and the Ducati Diavel, which is now owned by Audi, by the way.
As far as the respective scenes where the R8 Spyder is in front of the cameras, well, that’s something that we’ll save for the actual movie. The Wolverine opens in the U.S. later this month on July 26th. Be sure to check it out because you never know, the R8 Spyder just might have its own mutant powers by movie’s end.
Click past the jump to read about the standard - and non-mutant - Audi R8 Spyder
Audi R8 Spyder
The topless version of Audi’s amazing R8 supercar, the R8 Spyder takes the reigns of all things awesome in the coupe version and brings it to a whole new level, convertible style.
But of all the glowing things to talk about the R8 Spyder, none is more impressive than its powertrain. With a 5.3-liter V-10 engine under its hood, the R8 Spyder is capable of producing 525 horsepower and 391 pound-feet of torque, good enough to hit 60 mph in just 3.8 seconds with a top speed of 194 mph.
Gallery Audi R8 V10 Spyder
The stars of The Wolverine, distributed by 20th Century Fox, were joined by a very special guest – the Audi R8 – at the premiere of the film in London’s Leicester Square last night (16 July 2013). The smart occasion was attended by numerous big names including Will Yun Lee, Rila Fukushima, Tao Okamoto, Famke Janssen and director James Mangold - all of whom were chauffeured to the top of the red carpet by a fleet of Audi A8s.
The Movie, due for UK general release on July 25th, is based on the celebrated comic book arc. This epic action adventure takes Wolverine, the most iconic if character of the X-Men universe to modern day Japan. Out of his depth in an unknown world he will face a host of unexpected and deadly opponents in a life-or-death battle that will leave him forever changed. Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his physical and emotional limits, he confronts not only lethal samurai steel but also his inner struggle against his own immortality.
In the film, the character Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) is driven by Yukio (Rila Fukushima) in an Audi R8 Spyder – similar to the one which was put on display on a specially erected plinth on the red carpet. Additional vehicles featured in the film include the Audi A8 L and the Ducati Diavel.