Hot Wheels builds life-size Darth Vader car for San Diego Comic-Con

To mark its collaboration with Star Wars
Jul 25, 2014 Philippine Car News - Hot Wheels builds Darth Vader-inpsired car for San Diego Comic Con

As the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con opened its doors this week, more and more product manufacturers have revealed their wares for the annual event, one of which is Hot Wheels, which revealed its life-size, fully-operational Darth Vader-inspired car.

Built to mark the first product born of the collaboration between Hot Wheels and the Star Wars franchise--which is a 1:64-scale die-cast version of the car on display at the show--the Darth Vader car is reportedly powered by the same 526hp LS3 V8 engine that propels the Chevrolet Corvette. Other features of the car, according to, are its backlit, side-exit exhaust system and carbon-fiber snout.

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While the one-off car isn't for sale, what you can actually buy at the Comic-Con is the 1:64 die-cast copy, which, for $40, comes in a commemorative case that resembles the hilt of Darth Vader's lightsaber.

According to Hot Wheels, more Star Wars character cars and replicas of die-cast starships and playset are "due out later this year."

Check out the video of the life-size Darth Vader car in action below.


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