Have you watched Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame? The fantasy film was released last week. Disney’s latest blockbuster has taken a staggering $1.2 billion globally in its opening weekend. One of the things that interests us in this film is – well, you may know, there’s an electric car that sounds like a combustion car.
Founding member of the Avengers Tony Stark has driven many cool and fast cars, including German-engineered ones that he loves, as well as some Audi R8s – a couple of which are an R8 E-Tron and R8 Spyder. In addition, he’s also been seen spending his time with an Acura NSX and a Bugatti Veyron, although those aren’t as interesting at the moment.
Once again, what interests us is the latest car which Stark used in the new film, an Audi E-Tron GT. Why? In case you haven’t watched Avengers: Endgame, there’s a scene in which Stark drives the sedan aggressively through the Avengers compound to get the attention of Captain America. What’s strange about this scene is that the E-Tron GT makes a lot more noise than it should as a battery-powered electric vehicle.
Audi explained to Jalopnik that the sound was requested by the filmmakers to dramatize “a specific scene in the new Avengers movie”, “including the gag when Tony Stark deliberately drove by”. The sound was developed by Audi experts, who generated it digitally and further developed it “together with the sound experts from the filmmakers in order to fit perfectly into the scene.”
Despite the fact that the sound of the internal combustion engine doesn’t make sense, especially for a fully electric sedan like the Audi E-Tron GT, the scene and the film – overall – ultimately remain a giant success. After all, who really cares about an EV emitting such an awful noise in a movie? Some audiences may not even know that it was a brand new Audi E-Tron GT.