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One thing kinky billionaire Christian Grey never spanks: his Audi R8

Having broken all sorts of box office records this weekend, “Fifty Shades of Grey” is the hot topic around watercoolers across the country. Our question is, why doesn’t Christian Grey ever spank his V10-powered Audi R8 Spyder?

His $395,800 convertible has 500hp. It can hit 60mph in 3.8 seconds and reach over 180mph. So how does Anastasia Steele fall asleep in it?

Grey’s predilection for Audis is evident throughout the films. His stable includes an S6, S7, S8, Q7 SUV and even an A3 sedan, which he gives to Anastasia. This isn’t just clever marketing on the carmaker’s part. The original books are full of Audis. Author E L James is clearly fond of the make.

Grey joins Tony Stark of Iron Man fame as yet another fictional tycoon who prefers Audis. It’s probably the most believable aspects of their films. Audi buyers are young and affluent. Mercedes and BMW are for fogies; Audis are for up-and-comers.

“Audi is a brand that symbolizes performance, technology, and modern design,” says Loren Angelo, director of marketing for Audi of America. “The natural inclusion of our hottest models in this series illustrates how Audi has become truly synonymous with sophisticated luxury.”

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