What the Audi R8 e-tron is actually like
The Audi R8 e-tron will be the car of choice for Tony Stark in the upcoming film. The e-tron will come with a magnificent 3,614lb ft of torque. With four electric motors combined they produce 900lb ft of torque each. Each motor will be able to produce around 80 BHP, an extremely high amount for a single electric engine. Altogether that’s 320 BHP. The car weights just 1,700 kg.
Thanks to all of that, it is able to hit 0 – 62 MPH in just 4.8 seconds and is able to reach a top speed of 124 MPH. James May recorded a fantastic time on the Nurburgring track of just 8 minutes 09.099 seconds. That was in fact a new world for a vehicle with an electric drive system.
Stark’s other cars
In previous instalments of the film we have seen Tony Stark drive an Audi R8 and an Audi R8 Spyder. On top of that we know that his character has also owned a Saleen S7, Shelby Cobra amongst many more. Does the new e-tron top the lot?
Excellent marketing for Audi
The vehicle’s appearance in the film is perhaps the best type of marketing. It will get a great deal of exposure with the media certain to rave about it. Loren Angelo, the General Manager of Brand Marketing for Audi America stated “This is a strategic collaboration for us. 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”
Iron Man’s character is about utilising the very latest technology to keep ahead of the game. In that sense perhaps it the e-tron well suits Tony Stark. The new R8 e-tron has some superb technology which most other can’t match.
The eventual release of the Audi e-tron was far from a smooth ride however. It’s release has been cancelled before on more than one occasion but Audi had brought it back.
Some may have thought that a Telsa electric sports car could be Stark’s car of choice for the next Iron Man film. It was seen in the first instalment in the garage but many will be pleased that the Audi R8 was eventually chosen as the character’s main vehicle.