Marvel’s Iron Man 3, the latest instalment to the super hero saga is poised for its official Malaysian debut on 26 April, and as revealed before, you have the chance of catching Robert Downey Jr’s latest flick before its premiere on 25 April by taking part in our Driven Movie Night contest.

The contest which is supposed to end on 19 April will now end on 21 April. With the extended contest deadline, lets talk about the man behind the suit, Tony Stark. He is known as a flamboyant billionaire philanthropist who loves technology and it is no secret that he loves his cars too. Here are some of the cars featured in the Iron Man’s saga:

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Audi R8 and Audi R8 Spyder

It is pretty obvious that the Audi R8 is the star car for Tony Stark ever since the first instalment. The “four ring” brand seems to have a partnership with the series and sponsored a 2008 Audi R8, the brand’s signature high-end sports car model which is powered by a 420 hp 4.2 litre V8 powerplant for the first movie. In the second movie, Tony Stark drives an Audi R8 Spyder which uses a V10 5.2 litre FSI engine, pumping out 525 hp.

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Shelby Cobra

For classic car junkies out there, the 1967 Shelby Cobra in Tony Stark’s garage is definitely a sight, until the car was destroyed following a malfunction with Stark’s suit. The Shelby Cobra was, at a time, the ultimate American sports car built by Carol Shelby and is powered by a massive 7.0 litre V8 powerplant with 427 hp. Interesting to note that to get over 400 hp in the 60’s, such a large engine capacity is required :) The car featured in the movie is said to be a dummy so no reason to shed a tear.

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Ford Flathead Roadster

Yes, there was also a hot rod in Stark’s garage and apparently, this 1932 roadster is said to belong to the director of the movie, Jon Favreau. The 32′, famously tricked out to become hot rods, are powered by modern, much more powerful V8 engines. In original trim, this Blue Oval beauty should be motivated by a 65hp 3.6 litre V8.

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Saleen S7

Also briefly featured in the first instalment of Iron Man is the Saleen S7. This sexy machine was produced between 2000 and 2004 in limited numbers. This American super car features a mid-engine, rear wheel drive configuration and is powered by a 7.0 litre Ford motor producing 550hp. There is also a variant called the Twin Turbo which makes up to 750 hp which hits 100 km/h in just 2.8 seconds!

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Tesla Roadster

Being a man who loves technology, there is no surprise when you see an electric car in Tony Stark’s collection. At the time of filming the Tesla Roadster was still a prototype and only went into production at about the same time as the movie’s release. The Tesla Roadster is an all-electric roadster with a 248 hp electric motor and a range of 354 kilometres in range. The Tesla Roadster is said to be first production all-electric car to offer such a range.

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Rolls-Royce Phantom

The Rolls-Royce Phantom was featured in Iron Man 2, which was destroyed by the villain played by Mickey Rourke. Apparently, the company built two identically spec-ed cars for the movie which is said to be the first for the BMW-owned brand. One unit was used specifically for the destruction scene while the other was the drivable unit. The Rolls-Royce Phantom runs a V12 engine making 460 hp.

Well there you have it, the cars behind the suit. As for Iron Man 3, we believe that Tony Stark will have the Audi R8 e-tron, an Audi A7 and the Honda NSX concept. Enjoy to movie!