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Cars of Iron Man


Tony Stark's garage in Iron Man 2 is still filled with the best of the big-boy toys, including a new Audi R8 spyder convertible and his old-school favorite, the Ford Flathead roadster, while a couple of vintage cars lurk in the shadows. This guide will tell you what's new, what's old, and what Tony apparently sold between movies.

1. Audi R8 Spyder

Audi R8 Spyder in Iron Man 2

The Audi R8 spyder makes its first appearance about 10 minutes into the film. The top is down, and a beautiful woman is waiting next to it. Unfortunately for Tony Stark, she's waiting there to serve him a subpeona. D'oh! At least he gets to keep the car. Later in the film, he demonstrates the Audi R8 convertible's expanded cargo capacity.

  • V10 5.2 FSI engine
  • 0-62 in 4.1 seconds, top speed 194 mph
  • Seats covered in Stark-appropriate high-tech heat-reflective material to keep them cool

2. Rolls-Royce Phantom

Rolls-Royce Phantom

Tony goes classic with the Rolls-Royce Phantom as his town car, including a lovely cream interior with blue embroidery. Too bad it gets shredded by those high-powered whips weilded by Mickey Rourke. How did they shred it? According to the New York Times Wheels blog:

  • Rolls-Royce built two identical Phantoms for the film, a first for the company
  • One of the cars was pre-sliced, reassembled, and taken apart again on-camera
  • Each car cost nearly a half-million dollars


3. '32 Ford Flathead Roadster

Director Jon Favreau's own personal Ford Flathead roadster returns for Iron Man 2, and gets lots of screen time. At least this time around, he didn't let Tony Stark dismantle the engine. Where to see the Ford in the film:

  • Tony sits in the driver's seat in the garage while googling
  • It's the wallpaper on all of Tony's computer desktops
  • The Ford is the only car visible during the big scientific construction scene


4. What's Missing

Tesla Roadster
Tesla Motors

Tony added the Audi R8 spyder to his collection in the sequel, but a few of the cars from the previous movie seem to have been sold (or junked):

  • The Shelby Cobra (of Fauxbra) was smashed to bits in the first Iron Man
  • The Saleen S7 is no longer in the garage
  • The Tesla Roadster is missing, too

Don't feel too badly for Tesla, though, as founder Elon Musk's SpaceX facility in California served as Hammer Industries' HQ in Iron Man 2.

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