This is one of the greatest things I’ve yet to see
Originally posted on UPROXX:
As you continue to get giddy overall-thingsStar Wars: Episode VII, did you ever think to yourself, “Hmm, I’d love to see a life-sized, fully operational Darth Vader car”? No? Well, it doesn’t matter much because Hot Wheels went ahead and teamed up with Star Warsto make one anyway. They revealed the Corvette-based vehicle in all its sleek glory today at San Diego Comic-Con.
Here are some deets on the dark ride:
According to Hot Wheels to Autoblog via email, the Darth Vader Car “was designed in-house at Mattel” and built by Picture Car Warehouse. It uses a tuned LS3 V8 to send 526 horsepower to the rear wheels and has a backlit, side-exit exhaust system. The nose piece is made from carbon fiber, and it rides on a custom set of wheels from MHT.
And here’s Hot Wheels’ rather dramatic clip about the #DARTHCAR:
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