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Iron Man is ditching his Audi R8 in favor of his own special Acura roadster in the next Marvel Studios film, “The Avengers”.

When Iron Man 2 premiered last summer there was a bonus clip at the end after the credits hinting at a new Thor movie. This clip showed several secret service officers driving around in new Acura cars.

Moviegoers may have noticed that sleek and stylish Acura vehicles are popping up in several Marvel Productions films. That’s because Acura partnered with the movie production giant for various product placements throughout their pictures. However, with “The Avengers’ release in May 2012, Acura is also hitting a milestone: this will be the first time ever Acura is building a completely custom Acura vehicle for a major motion picture.  

Locally, Tucson Acura fans are buzzing about what cool features the brand is going to put in the custom car made especially for the charismatic playboy billionaire and leading Avenger, Tony Stark.  Acura released the following details on what to expect:

Iron Man’s drop top features burgundy paint with silver accents and a shape that indicates incredible performance. Double-wishbone suspensions and powerful engines are a part of every Acura TSX, but the Special Edition adds a more dramatic feel and sportier attitude. Exterior changes include an aggressive front spoiler and side sills that add more flare to the TSX’s flanks. Unique rims featuring polished spokes finish the exterior package, but the details continue inside. Acura TSX Special Edition drivers will find black suede inserts in the seats featuring red stitching, which also makes its way to the steering wheel and shift knob.

Acura used SUVs and crossovers, like the Acura MDX and ZDX, to showcase their cars in different movies, but this time they are trying to make a mark with their sports cars. Acura is not just working on this for the big screen—they are looking to upgrade their sports car image off-screen as well. Acura has released the new 2012 Acura TL and the 2012 TSX Special Edition, which arrived at Chapman Acura in late September.