Frank Martin, also known as ‘The Transporter’ (or Jason Statham), may have started out driving a BMW in the first film of the series, but more recently he’s taken an affinity to Audis. In ‘Transporter 2′ the character debuted the then-new A8 W12 for the Four Rings, which was followed up by appearances from an updated A8 W12 in Transporter 3 and an A8 4.2 V8 in the Transporter TV Series.
For the new Transporter movie, Transporter: Refueled, Jason Statham has been replaced by Ed Skrein as the protagonist, however the Audi preference is still present in Skrein. His ‘Transporter’ vehicle of choice is the ultimate variation of the A8, the twin-turbocharged V8-powered S8, continuing the now long-running tradition of an Audi appearance in the popular series.
The new trailer for Transporter: Refueled, shows Frank Martin (now with more hair) walking out to his S8 to find a gang of thugs around it looking to lay a well choregoraphed beat down on him. He pulls some lightning quick Hong Kong-style fight moves and leaves them groaning on the ground in typical Hollywood action movie fashion before pulling off in the Audi, which shouldn’t be a suprise to anyone who has ever seen a ‘Transporter’ film.
Check out the trailer below and if you’re interested in seeing the V8 S8 on the big screen, the movie will be released on June 19.