The launch of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens is a few days away, and UK-based online shop Carwow thought this would be a great occasion for reimagining some of the space saga’s most iconic characters as cars.
There’s plenty of Star Wars merchandise going around these days, and while the follow cars aren’t for sale, I’m sure that many wealthy fans of the saga would buy them if they were. It’s great to see that the photo manipulators who were behind this campaign included characters from both the original trilogy and the prequels. There are no characters from the upcoming movie, but I guess it’s better that way, as there’s no way to know now how much people will root for any of them.
Alfa Romeo Giulia Stormtrooper Edition
The mindless white followers of Darth Vader were reimagined as an Italian street car that’s unsettlingly elegant.
As is the case with most cars in this collection, the windshield is supposed to represent either the eyes or the visor of the characters, and Giulia’s is perfectly complemented by the frontal air intake.
Han Solo’s Millennium Hellcat
As much as I would have wanted to see Chewbacca as a car instead, it’s great to see that the photo manipulator’s haven’t forgotten about the starship that Han Solo piloted in the original trilogy.
The heavily modified Dodge Charger Hellcat captures the spirit oft he Millennium Falcon perfectly, as not only the color and massive headlight remind of it, but also the mini-antenna that’s placed next to a rearview mirrors.
Darth Maul’s Honda NSX
The red Sith Lord’s 2016 Honda NSX looks as frightening as this character did in The Phantom Menace.
Honda’s entire body features horns and spikes, in an attempt to bring Qui-Gon Jinn’s murderer.
Darth Vader’s BMW Z4 Death Star Edition
Considering Dieselgate, I would have suggested using a VW car instead of BMW’s Z4 for depicting one of the best villains in movie history.
After all, VW cars have a harmful effect on the environment, pretty much like Darth Vader did.
Wedge Antilles’ Lamborghini A-Wing
Well, at least a car made by the VW Group made the list, right?
The young pilot’s outfit didn’t take a lot of photoshopping to be turned in this vintage Lamborghini.
Jar Jar Binks as a Nissan Juke
Targeted towards the young crowd (pretty much as Jar Jar Binks was, as I don’t think any grown-up Star Wars fan has ever taken that character seriously), the Nissan Juke is the perfect car to depict the abomination that is the prequel character.
Even that tongue that’s nearly touching the road makes perfect sense!
Boba Fett’s Mercedes G-Class
Mercedes G-Class is known to be a very reliable car, as are most vehicles created by this German automaker.
And you have to admit that Boba Fett was a pretty reliable bounty hunter, as well.
Luke Skywalker as a Mazda MX-5
Anakin’s son also had an outfit that’s easy to remember.
Now all we have to do is hope that some tuning division will pick up from where Carwow left off and will turn all of these curs into a reality.
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[via Hi Consumption]