This February 14th, get ready – the screen adaptation of one of the biggest bestselling books of all time is about to hit the big screen. Fifty Shades of Grey, the erotic romance novel which was originally self-published by British author E.L. James – has become a cultural phenomenon, selling over 100 million copies worldwide. While the film heralds two newcomers, Dakota Johnson (as the meek and timid Anastasia Steele) stars opposite relatively unknown on American soil Irish actor Jamie Dornan as the steamy Christian Grey, there is actually a third character playing a pivotal role -the cars of Audi. And we’re not talking one car – oh no no no. Christian Grey has a slew of the famous German automobiles – or rather, a fleet.
Many times in the case of film adaptations, characters change, and plot lines are adjusted; but in the case of Universal’s filmic adaptation, they’ve stayed true to automotive form. “We are happy to continue our strong partnership with the film industry with this highly-anticipated project, especially after already being part of the bestselling novel,” said Giovanni Perosino, Head of Marketing Communication at AUDI AG. “It was a natural fit for Audi to be a part of Fifty Shades of Grey as it’s brought to life in theaters,” added Loren Angelo, Director of Marketing for Audi of America. “Audi is a brand that symbolizes performance, technology and modern design. The natural inclusion of our hottest models in this series illustrates how Audi has become truly synonymous with sophisticated luxury.”
So without further ado, here are the sexy star cars of Fifty Shades of Grey.
2014 Audi R8 V10 Spyder quattro® S tronic 5.2L:
With a top speed of 195 mph, it’s no wonder a thrill seeker like Christian Grey digs this particular model.
2013 Audi S8 quattro Tiptronic® 4.0L TFSI:
Sleek, sophisticated – perfect for daily jaunts around the Grey Enterprises Holdings compound.
2012 Audi Q7 3.0L TDI® quattro Tiptronic:
Has the look of ‘family,’ but we all know this movie is not about Mom and Dad.
2013 Audi S7 quattro S tronic 4.0L TFSI:
Zero to 60 mph in only 4.5 seconds? Yes please.
2014 Audi A3 S tronic TFSI 1.8L 4-cylinder (EU specification):
The newest offering for the premium set. Or Anastasia Steele’s second Audi to get her own personal fleet going.
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