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Hot Wheels Makes Full Size Darth Vader Car To Promote The Teensy Version Coming Out

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Hot Wheels unveiled this full-size Darth Vader mask inspired car at this weekend's San Diego Comic-Con. The car was built to promote the teensy $40 version they'll be releasing this fall. Damn, $40 for a Hot Wheels car? TIMES HAVE CHANGED. And so have I. Just kidding, I'm still the same @$$hole I've always been. Admittedly, I'm not one of those guys who has sex with cars, but if I WAS one of those guys who had sex with cars, I would only have sex with flying cars. I have standards.

The all black car looks like a flattened version of Vader's iconic helmet, and features what could be the greatest grille of all time...Other clever touches include a windshield that looks like Vader's mask, and lightsaber chrome exhaust pipes.


The car is powered by a 526 horsepower GM LS3 engine, and even sounds like Darth Vader's breathing apparatus.

The car was built on a Corvette chassis and has been clocked at 80MPH, but the team behind the build believes it could reach speeds up to 150MPH. Those aren't exactly hyperspace drive speeds, but it is 90MPH faster than my car will go before the rattling gets so bad I'm afraid it's going to shake itself apart. I've been looking in my rearview and seen pieces fall off and get run over by the cars behind me before.

Keep going for several closeups and a video.

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Thanks to Bokonon (heck yeah, Cat's Cradle!) and DeSalza, who have their fingers crossed for a Wookiemobile.

There are Comments.
  • zin

    "...and even sounds like Darth Vader's breathing apparatus."
    This is the only part that I was interested in. Yeah, nah, yer a cunt.

  • Joey Svitek

    Please tell me I'm not the only one who thinks this looks like a Batmobile.

  • The Magnificent Newtboy

    My first thought was "What a weird looking batmobile..."

  • Joey Svitek

    Oh, good. So I'm not the only one.

  • Brad Walton

    It looks terrible. I wish they would've based it on what they think Darth Vader would drive, instead of a car based on his mask, but I guess this works better as a toy.

  • disqus_k2QxOV9H7Z

    If they had based it on what they think Darth Vader would drive we would end up with a sphere.

  • disqus_k2QxOV9H7Z

    If they based on what vader would drive you would end up with a a sphere.

  • Pretty slick.

  • would love to drive that awesome and amazing car,
    but the cockpitpart looks like the dogmobil from dumb and dumber

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