Meet the real 'Iron Man' star! Hint: vroom-vroom!

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The biggest star of the new "Iron Man" film is not Robert Downey Jr. or Gwyneth Paltrow.

It's the Audi R8, Audi's sexy new supercar.

In honor of the film's Hollywood premiere, a motorcade of 10 police-escorted R8s will blitz L.A. today, leaving the dealership downtown and heading through Hollywood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Westwood and Brentwood, before ending up at the Roosevelt Hotel, across the street from Grauman's Chinese Theatre, where the premiere takes place.

This exclusive vehicle has a two-year waiting list. And this is the first time this many R8s will be driven together in the U.S. Later tonight, the film's stars will arrive in a fleet of R8s, Q7 SUVs and A8L sedans, to walk the red carpet.

I'm also hearing that Audi is involved with the "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on May 18th.

Hey, can I get a lift to the after-party?

Photo: Marvel Studios/Paramount Pictures

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