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Iron Man - Behind the Scenes Video of Audi Q7 & R8 Stunt Scene

They are just too well built

If there is one thing Iron Man Director Jon Favreau could complain about, it is that the Audi R8 and Q7 used in the movie are too well designed making the stunt scenes a logistical nightmare.

The first stunt scene (in the video above) features a family skidding to a halt in their Audi Q7 which proved a major problem due to the anti-lock braking system, even after the wheels were sprayed with WD40 and the ground was splattered with water, it still wouldn't work. In the end they spent 2 hours under the hood with all their tools and blow torches to turn off the anti-lock brakes. Unfortunately this isn't where the problems stopped, following the skid the Q7 is held in the air by Iron Man when the cars wheels should be spinning round but this time the traction control was in the way.

In the final scene of the movie, the Audi R8 should crash into Iron Monger's (the Bad one) leg and flip over, but obviously the set directors failed to realise the sport cars low center of gravity as each time the car would just spin to the side. Check out the video below to see the full behind the scene details, although be warned there will be a lot of wrecked R8s which could prove difficult for some people to see.

Source: Audi AG
Published Apr 30, 2008 10:23 am By Clinton Deacon
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Triou
Even my grandmother's grandmother knows that almost every car is fitted with ABS. Why on earth they want to make a scene to show that the wheels lock? It looks cool? Stupid movies playing with our intelligence once more. If I was audi i would have them remove that scene. Its bad imo. And something died inside me seeing those R8 destroyed :( I have the feeling that this movie will suck. Don't know bad karma, lol.
May 8, 2008 8:18 pm
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norther
ookk....apart from the scenes shown here (especially the one when they wreck those R8s...my god :(( ) i wanna say this, even if this one of audis marketing moves...god damn, great cars; quality, style, popularity..everything. for the ones who still think that audi's designes are all the same, and old and bla bla. one question...why didn't they chose a merc or a bmw? oh yeah, i almost forgot about i robot....
May 3, 2008 9:37 pm
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AutoUnion
Was that an Audi A7 CLS Killer on the sidewalk or..... Just saw Iron Man yesterday, despite mixed film reviews it was awesome (imho)! I did watch out for all the wheelspin and skidding action served up by that agressive School-run mum, it appeared the stunt designers hard work paid off! I was shocked however, by one very unexpected cameo appearance...from the Audi A7 4 door coupe prototype! Did anyone else notice this? I thought it was an A6-RS6 initally until they opened the frameless doors......
May 3, 2008 4:44 pm
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The_woo_factor
BEST QUALITY...PROVEN!
May 1, 2008 1:09 pm
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The_woo_factor
can i have an r8? I don't mind if it is wrecked...
May 1, 2008 12:16 pm
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dimeNickel
audi technology proved to be pretty advance for their one n only supercar
May 1, 2008 10:14 am
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some_american
Hell, even if the stunt guys do do more rigging to the cars to get that "excellent" shot, and these are just Audi promotionals, it only emphasizes more how good the cars are. I think you're only proving Audi's point by trying to blow it off; i mean c'mon. what? were the takes that went wrong b/c audi's cars are just that good rigged? rigged to be safer? i.. i.. i just can't believe the stupidity of those first few comments about somehow the shots "were rigged for Audi promos b/c they weren't rigged."...? i hope i'm not the only one who sees how invalid those statements are. Go Audi.
May 1, 2008 7:02 am
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AG4
More videos at Audi's "IronMan" microsite... http://microsites.audi.com/ironman/index_standalone.html?language=en# Disabling ABS to make a modern vehicle skid isn't really new to movies, but only Audi was smart enough to use this as a marketing/advertising tool. In truth this would also be a common problem with other vehicles with ABS.
May 1, 2008 5:58 pm
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motoriety27
It just hurts to watch the second video...
May 1, 2008 4:00 am
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kevoluetion
Go Audi! Perhaps 007 should have used Audis instead of AMs after the recent incidents lol
May 1, 2008 2:35 am
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AG4
This "behind the scenes thing" is actually some kind of promotional viral of Audi. Cars used for stunts are usually prepped for what they are supposed to do. Sometimes they even intentionally weaken some parts that have to break-off or sometimes they disable the ABS and traction control so they can make a car skid if the scene calls for it. This appears to be an extension of Audi's product placement.
Apr 30, 2008 8:03 pm
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bernardo
Agreed 100%, I wouldn't be suprised at all If Audi actually use this as an ad.
Apr 30, 2008 11:16 pm
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Joe_Limon
on the other side... the fact that Audi is even letting this movie tamper with their vehicles so that they look less safe. Makes it hard to believe they are letting that this is a Audi viral. Sure it reinforces in the minds of people who read about it/see this video. But that fraction of people is a vast minority compared to the number of people who will see this movie.
Apr 30, 2008 11:20 pm
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joelynn
is The Q7 V12 TDi in production then? It looks really hot.
Apr 30, 2008 3:36 pm
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afterace2
it's not, it is a concept, but they are going to make it into production soon
Apr 30, 2008 3:57 pm
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Roger
Yes it is in production, see the last Geneva motor show.
Apr 30, 2008 5:03 pm
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Turbo
In my opinion if they put the concept tail lights it will be more sexier.. what do you think ?
May 1, 2008 6:25 am
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