Mind you don't scratch that! Robert Downey Jr arrives at The Avengers premiere in Tony Stark's $9million car
01:10 GMT, 13 April 2012
While many celebrities arrive at red carpet premieres in a chauffeur-driven car, Robert Downey Jr prefers to drive himself to such events.
The 47-year-old actor arrived at the U.S. premiere for his latest film The Avengers not only in style but in character too.
The Hollywood star pulled up to the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood in Tony Stark's Acura, with his wife Susan in tow.
Arriving in style: Robert Downey Jr. and his wife Susan arrived at The Avengers premiere in his character Tony Stark's car
Downey certainly made sure all eyes were on him as he parked the $9million super car in front of waiting fans and photographers.
The luxury vehicle, features a palm-scan ID steering wheel, enviro-clone projected hologram of surroundings, self-detonating recon drone and a night-vision HUD windshield.
But unfortunately for fans at that price – it's not exactly within reach of the average cinema-goers pocket.
Making an entrance: The Hollywood star made sure all eyes were on him as he pulled up in the $9million car
Centre of attention: Everybody at the Hollywood premiere wanted to catch a glimpse of the Acura super car
ACURA 2012 STARK INDUSTRIES SUPER CAR
Palladium-powered 80,000 TOHC 32-valve engine with titanium-forged block and nitrous fuel-injection system9 Speed HYPER-Shift transmissionDiamond quartz cross-drilled brake calipersSteering wheel with palm-scan IDLithium Dioxide-injecting shocksReflex-response steering column with target guidance feedbackSuper-scan theft-deterrent modulator
The Sherlock Holmes star was all smiles
as he arrived in the black car looking particularly smart in a dark suit
complete with a matching waistcoat and black tie.
His wife also looked the part wearing a long black dress as she posed for photos beside her famous partner.
Fans of the Marvel comics and Downey's recent portrayal of Iron Man will be more than familiar with the Acura and are no doubt looking forward to the release of The Avengers.
Looking the part: Robert Downey Jr. who portrays Iron Man/Tony Stark in the film arrived with his wife Susan
The film's plot revolves around Nick Fury – played by Samuel L.Jackson – and the international S.H.I.E.L.D. agency, who bring together a team of superheroes called The Avengers to help save earth from the evil Loki (Tom Hiddleston).
The film was written and directed by Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator Joss Whedon, and also stars Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Mark Ruffalo who portrays The Hulk.
Superheroes: The Avengers features several Marvel characters including Iron Man and Captain America (L) played by Chris Evans