Australian actor Hugh Jackman showed up to the London premiere of his new movie The Wolverine in an Audi R8 V10 Spyder.

What does the stunning Audi sports car have to do with Jackman and his latest movie? Well, in The Wolverine, Jackman’s character is driven by Yukio, played by Rila Fukushima, in the very same car.

Jackman also happens to be an ambassador for the brand with the four rings, which means he takes an active role in raising the profile of the Audi brand and its products during social events like the movie premiere.

The R8 wasn’t the only Audi in the new movie. Also starring on the silver screen were an Audi A8 L and a Ducati Diavel (the Ducati brand is now owned by Audi).

The latest version of the R8 is now available with a smooth-shifting dual-clutch transmission in addition to the standard manual. The base model starts at $116,150, including a $1,250 destination fee, but if you want the model Jackman used you will need to front up at least $163,450.

For our First Drive report on the latest 2014 Audi R8 range, click here.


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