— Updated on 20 May 2023

Robert Downey Jr Goes Full Tony Stark On His Car Collection For This New HBO Series

— Updated on 20 May 2023
Garry Lu
Garry Lu

If there’s one thing to take away from the first trailer for Downey’s Dream Cars, it’s that Robert Downey Jr is a genius.

After pocketing around half a billion dollars from his incredibly lucrative and career-defining stint with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the beloved thespian who brought Tony Stark / Iron Man to life could conceivably retire today and never accept another acting gig unless he was really interested.

So what’s the latest project the retired Avenger has chosen to take on? Well, rather than having to memorise lines and potentially spend another second in front of a green screen, he’s convinced HBO Max – now rebranded to the vomitous monosyllabic “Max” in some horribly misguided decision – to greenlight an unscripted series where they restore + mod his own classic car collection all on the company dime. A real Adam Sandler move, if you ask us.

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As per the official description:

Robert Downey Jr loves restoring classic cars. But he’s also become dedicated to fighting climate change. So he’s bringing his beloved old cars into the future, making them faster, more powerful, and more efficient while keeping their souls intact.

“We are what we drive, and having amassed a formidable collection of classic cars over the years, I was a petrol-spewing mess. And a hypocrite, as I’d founded the Footprint Coalition in 2019 to scale technologies that mitigate climate change. Fortunately, I’m a bit of a dreamer,” RDJ himself expressed in a press statement.

“The last three years have been an experiment in hope, as I engaged the best and brightest minds to evaluate, educate, elevate, and decarbonize these vehicles in a way that demonstrates the limitless potential of creative problem-solving.”

Downey's Dream Cars: RDJ Goes Full Tony Stark On Classic Rides

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“It was a huge challenge and an enlightening journey. It’s also just fun to watch, and for that, I must credit my kids, my wife and boss Susan, Team Downey, Boat Rocker’s Matador Content, and of course, Max and Warner Bros. Discovery. Thanks for supporting what, at times, seemed a blurry vision, but ultimately confirmed the myriad ways we can join hands and create a sustainable future.”

Like we said, he’s going full Tony Stark. The only thing that’s really missing is the ultimate clean energy concept: the fictional Arc reactors.

Downey’s Dream Cars featuring Robert Downey Jr is scheduled to premiere on HBO Max / Max next month (June 22), expect it to hit Australia’s Binge and Foxtel around the same time – check out the trailer above.

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Garry Lu
After stretching his legs with companies such as The Motley Fool and the odd marketing agency, Garry joined Boss Hunting in 2019 as a fully-fledged Content Specialist. In 2021, he was promoted to News Editor. Garry proudly retains a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, black bruises from Muay Thai, as well as a black belt in all things pop culture. Drop him a line at [email protected]


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