New Movie Transporter 3 Weapon of Choice – New Audi A8

September 1, 2008 by  
Filed under Audi, Automotive, Movie, Video


correction to an older version of article: The vehicle is an Audi A8 W12!

If you are a true car enthusiast like me then you have probably seen the movies Transporter and Transporter 2. Remember the BMW 7 series they used in Transporter 1 and then the Audi A8 W12 in Transporter 2? Well, it seems the Audi is the one to win a spot in the new Transporter 3 movie, once again it is the Audi A8 W12. We did an exclusive test drive of the new Audi A8 W12 a couple years ago which happens to sport 6.0 liter, DOHC, all-aluminum W12 engine that is uniquely designed and takes up about the same amount of room as a V8 engine because the two banks of 6-cyliners are staggered, hence the W. The Transporter will have no issues performing more unbelievable (unreal) stunts with this much power on tap through all 4 wheels.

With a price tag of over $118,000 for just the “star car”, you better believe the Transporter 3 will have some serious action packed missions in store for us all.

Below is the trailer of the new Transporter 3 movie including its stars, Jason Statham and the Audi A8. Enjoy!

Comments

11 Comments on "New Movie Transporter 3 Weapon of Choice – New Audi A8"

  1. Jason Stathom on Mon, 10th Nov 2008 2:19 am 

    It is a w12 again not s8.

  2. Malcolm on Mon, 10th Nov 2008 8:32 am 

    We have made the correction! After reviewing the clips and trailers we were able to confirm that it is a new Audi A8 W12!

    Thanks for the heads-up!

  3. Robert Claypool on Sun, 23rd Nov 2008 5:06 pm 

    Can I ask, what is the difference between an all-wheel drive S8 and an A8 W12. Isn’t the S8 faster, better at cornering and more expensive? And how can you tell this is not an S8in the movie. Doesn’t the A8 look the same?

  4. Malcolm on Sun, 23rd Nov 2008 6:00 pm 

    Robert C.,

    Yet they are very similar cars utilizing the same body style they have different engines and the S version is like the AMG of Benz or the Motorsport version of BMW vehicles. The S8 has a V10 also used in the Lamborghini Gallardo although it does not rev as high as in the Lambo. The vehicle in the move is clearly an A8 W12 as the emblem indicates a various times in the movie. Also, the S8 has as a few cues missing from all shots of the Transporter 2 and Transporter 3 movies such as the “S” multicolored emblem and a slightly different front bumper. The S8 is a bit more ruff around the edges compared to the A8 where it is more luxury but both remain to be good performers. Let us know what you see when you watch the new Transporter 3 movie and post some more comments. We want to hear back from you! Thanks for visiting Automotive Addicts!

  5. Michael on Tue, 25th Nov 2008 10:26 pm 

    I see that it has the w12 badge, but it has the s8 mirrors? Hmmm?

  6. iQuA on Sun, 30th Nov 2008 2:11 pm 

    Both the S8 and W12 appeared in the movie. One of the cars used had the S8 front grille.

  7. faisal on Tue, 3rd Mar 2009 9:41 am 

    whats the price of a8

  8. Malcolm on Tue, 3rd Mar 2009 9:56 am 

    The price starts at $75,000 and can go for $120,000 for a loaded W12.

  9. Jessica Fox on Sat, 30th May 2009 2:54 pm 

    In the movie transporter 3 it shows the A8 W12 going 220mph. Is that fake? I wouldn’t think so ,but I can’t find information showing a Audi going over 187mph.

  10. i think its a fake /// on Thu, 11th Jun 2009 10:02 pm 

    cool ride nice sweet but i think w12 cannot go that fast ..

  11. Allen on Sat, 27th Jun 2009 7:09 am 

    220 KPH not MPH, Big difference…. 220KPH is around 140 MPH iirc.