A couple weeks ago Audi released their partnership with Universal Pictures for Fifty Shades of Grey, which let's be honest, wasn't exactly shocking news. Considering Audi is all over the book series—so much so that we already wrote a feature about which models Christian Grey drives specifically—it was a no brainer that the brand would be in the adaptation. Surprisingly enough, Audi didn't have anything to do with the author's choice to include them in the trilogy— E.L. James didn't even own one herself—and weren't even aware of it until the novel became a huge hit. Suffice it to say, Audi better be polishing up a brand new R8 V10 Spyder to gift to the author as a big thank you.
“We are happy to continue our strong partnership with the film industry with this highly-anticipated project, especially after already being part of the bestselling novel,” says Giovanni Perosino, Head of Marketing Communication at Audi AG.
When the film comes out on February 13, 2015, audiences will get to see Christian and Anastasia share the screen with the below models:
“It was a natural fit for Audi to be a part of Fifty Shades of Grey as it’s brought to life in theaters,” adds Loren Angelo, Director of Marketing for Audi of America. “Audi is a brand that symbolizes performance, technology and modern design. The natural inclusion of our hottest models in this series illustrates how Audi has become truly synonymous with sophisticated luxury.”