That tremor you felt in the force last week as millions of people suddenly cried out and then were silenced wasn’t the result of some interplanetary conflict. No, that collective gasp heard online was the unveiling of a new Hot Wheel’s Darth Vader show car at San Diego’s Comic-Con convention.
The Darth Vader car is the first in a new series of Star Wars character cars from Hot Wheels available this October.
Not content to just show off a new Hot Wheels design in 1:64 scale, Hot Wheels designer Bryan Benedict created a running life-sized version on a C5 Corvette chassis. The finished car resembles Darth Vader’s helmet and is covered in Star Wars design features including Vader’s mask as the grill, red lightsaber side pipes and the interior will resemble the interior of Darth Vader’s helmet. Yes, the show car will make his breathing sounds too.
The VaderMobile was built on C5 chassis and features an LS3 V8 tuned to 526 horsepower. I know a lot of Corvette guys who will like the idea of an LS engine powering the Dark Lord’s personal ride.
One would imagine the cool villain as a very menacing hot rod. With a Chevrolet Corvette chassis, this sleek car can go up to the speed of 150 mph. It uses a tuned LS3 V8 to send 526 horsepower to the rear wheels and has a backlit, side-exit exhaust system. The horsepower is strong with this one!
As fans of Star Wars, we wanted to put in as much detail as possible. Of course, this entire build would not feel complete without the sound of Vader’s famous breathing and the sound of light sabers. It comes with its own lightsaber side pipes, just in case the Sith Lord might need it, and it lights up red!
For those who don’t really care about Corvette toys, I find your lack of faith disturbing. For all others, check out these most impressive pics of the Sith Lord’s personal Corvette.
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