Audi enthusiasts who are also movie buffs already know by now that a new installment in the Transporter franchise is about to hit theaters, and that the Audi S8 plays a starring role. Not surprisingly, Audi was present at a special early screening of the movie held this week at the Playboy Mansion.

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Audi A8 models have had a starring role in the Transporter movies ever since that first sequel and second installment. Generally, this meant the cars were piloted by Jason Statham, though British action star has stepped aside this time around to see the role of Frank Martin reprised by Ed Skrein.

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The film actually hits public screens on September 4, though Skrein and his castmates paid a visit to the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles for this showing. Not surprisingly, Audi's largest sedans were utilized as transport.

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See more photos from the event and stills from the movie in our new Transporter Refueled photo gallery added to our photo archive and linked in the usual spots below and also to the right of this story.