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Star Wars as cars

For fans of a certain sci-fi series, December holds a date as important as Christmas Day. This year's calendar highlight is the release of the new Star Wars installment, The Force Awakens, on December 17.

What makes this new film extra special is that it continues where the original trilogy left off. That means beloved characters like Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Chewbacca and Princess Leia (although her title could have changed at this point) make a return to the big screen. And how can we forget the droids R2-D2 and C-3PO?

Needless to say, you can bet a lot of us on the team will be in a dark cinema on the first day of showing, watching the famous opening crawl of text that sets up the movie.

It seems the lads at the online car dealership Carwow are just as excited as we are--and they have time to spare. The UK-based website recently came out with renderings of Star Wars characters done as cars. There is no theme to the vehicle selection, and the models are as diverse as the patrons of the Mos Eisley Cantina.

A Lamborghini Countach is reimagined as Wedge Antilles’s A-Wing fighter (although in the films he flies an X-Wing); a Dodge Charger Hellcat is inspired by Han Solo’s Millenium Falcon; and the latest Mazda MX-5 is rendered as Luke Skywalker’s Landspeeder.

The Dark Side is also represented by the Honda NSX (Darth Maul), the BMW Z4 (Darth Vader), the Mercedes-Benz G-Class (Boba Fett), and the Alfa Romeo Giulia (Stormtrooper).

Lastly, the Nissan Juke is portrayed as the unpopular character Jar Jar Binks. We’ll reserve our personal interpretation of this.

Check out the Star Wars cars below.

 

Star Wars as cars

Star Wars as cars

Star Wars as cars

Star Wars as cars

Star Wars as cars

Star Wars as cars

Star Wars as cars

Dinzo Tabamo
Executive Editor
Dinzo has been fascinated with cars since he was 12 years old, when he picked up a car magazine in his cousin's bedroom. It is a passion that never waned.
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