On Wednesday, actor Robert Downey Jr drove onto the red carpet in a one-off Acura NSX roadster concept for the premiere of The Avengers film. In addition to “Tony Stark’s” Acura NSX, the premiere, co-sponsored by Acura, featured militarized S.H.I.E.L.D.-Edition Acura MDX and TL models that were used in the film to escort the actors on Hollywood Blvd.
Chris Evans (Captain America), Mark Ruffalo (The Hulk), Chris Hemsworth (Thor) and Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye) also arrived in a fleet of Acura vehicles.
“Acura is excited to continue our presence as the official vehicle of S.H.I.E.L.D. in Marvel films (Captain America: The First Avenger, THOR, and The Avengers),” said Mike Accavitti, Vice President of National Marketing Operations. S.H.I.E.L.D. agents and Marvel’s The Avengers’ characters including Hawkeye and Black Widow can be seen driving militarized Acura vehicles throughout the highly anticipated film, including the MDX, ZDX and TL models, along with a cameo from the entirely new 2013 RDX.
Although the one-off NSX roadster may have exterior styling that is similar to the latest NSX concept, its been reported that the roadster is actually built on the platform from the first-generation NSX. The interior is also taken from the original NSX rather than the latest concept version.
The Avengers opens in theaters on Friday, May 4, 2012.