A Closer Look at the Cars in Iron Man's Garage
What guy wouldn’t want to be Tony Stark? He gets paid to blow things up. He’s dating Gwyneth Paltrow. He seems to have more money than Bill Gates and Warren Buffet combined. And then there’s that metal suit. Of course, none of those things can compare to his fleet of cars. Here’s a look at some of the ones that have appeared in the films. If the list makes you envious, then welcome to the club.
This classic Ford vehicle shows up in Stark’s garage in the first movie. In reality it belongs to film director Jon Favreau, who lent it to the production crew for the scene in which Tony is working on it. Favreau reportedly got nervous watching his prized possession in pieces and spread across the workshop. Fortunately, reports are that it went back together as easily as it came apart. That’s something we can all give thanks for.
Question: what’s the worst thing you can possibly do with a car designed by Carl Shelby, one with a 427 hp engine that can go 0-60 n 4.5 seconds? Answers: wreck it. Yet that’s exactly what seems to happen in the first movie, when Tony uses this vehicle to cushion his fall after coming in for a crash landing. I think he should have sacrificed himself so it could live. Never fear, though. The shot was actually done using an aluminum shell built specially for the movie. Still seems like a waste, though.
Let no one say that electric vehicles are just for wimps. The Tesla in Stark’s garage is one helluva ride. Its lithium-ion batteries can send it from 0-60 in under four seconds and to a top speed of 125 MPH. What’s more, it has a range of 220 miles on a single charge. If that’s what comes with being green, then call me the Hulk.
While a Tesla Roadster may be swell and all, for the third installment, Stark is getting his hands on something a bit more...electric (puns!). The Audi R8 e-tron,- with all of its 313-hp and 4.8 second 0-60 mph time- is a pure electric drivable machine. We can't wait to see what other lust-worthy rides show up on May 3rd.