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Yes, that’s “What Would Iron Man Drive?” a question that partisans of ferrous materials everywhere are undoubtedly asking themselves, hoping that it is something that has thick-gauge sheet sheathing—heck, an armor plating, as long as it is an iron base with alloying materials, not some exotic non-ferrous—as well as a car with a iron block and heads.   Source: http://marvel.com/universe/Iron_Man_(Anthony_Stark) Alas, Tony Stark, in Iron Man 2, undoubtedly further underlining the Vorsprung durch Technik ethos that allows him to give the bad guys a beatdown (after all, if not for engineering, where would he be?), drives a car that is pretty much counter to the name of his alter ego, Iron Man.

Yes, that’s “What Would Iron Man Drive?” a question that partisans of ferrous materials everywhere are undoubtedly asking themselves, hoping that it is something that has thick-gauge sheet sheathing—heck, an armor plating, as long as it is an iron base with alloying materials, not some exotic non-ferrous—as well as a car with a iron block and heads.

 

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Source: http://marvel.com/universe/Iron_Man_(Anthony_Stark)

Alas, Tony Stark, in Iron Man 2, undoubtedly further underlining the Vorsprung durch Technik ethos that allows him to give the bad guys a beatdown (after all, if not for engineering, where would he be?), drives a car that is pretty much counter to the name of his alter ego, Iron Man. It is an Audi R8 Spyder.

 

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Body panels—including the side panels and the cover for the cloth top—are made of carbon fiber composite materials. The Audi Space Frame structure is made of aluminum. And in the case of the R8, it features an integrated engine frame that is made of ultra-lightweight magnesium. Even the door sills are aluminum.

Of course, one might simply point out that Tony Stark is Iron Man, not “Aluminum Man,” so all is not lost.