Thursday, July 24, 2014

Hot Wheels Darth Vader Corvette

Hot Wheels has partnered with Star Wars to sell toy vehicles in conjuction with the release of Episode 7, so naturally they also built a life size fully functional Darth Vader Corvette that patrons of Comic-Con will be able to see up close and personal. Now if you are thiking of owning this bad a$$ machince, the closest you going to get is to purchase the 1:64 version being sold at Comic-Con for $40, which comes in a commemorative case that's shaped like a red lightsaber. (see picture below).

According to Autoblog, 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. As you can see by the video below, it is fully armed and operational.

Now can't make it to Comic-Con to see it, don't fret according to a company spokesperson "It will certainly be making appearances after Comic-Con for fans,"


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