Full-size Darth Vader Star Wars car revealed

Hot Wheels has produced a full-size car based on Darth Vader from Star Wars

Darth Vader car

With the return of the Star Wars film series just over the horizon, toy car maker Hot Wheels has put together a range of themed models to cash in on the new films. That's not all, though - the company has also built a full-size version of the Darth Vader car, based on the iconic heavy breathing baddie.

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It's unlikely that Darth Vader would need a car, given his access to a variety of spaceships and more importantly his death at the end of the film "Return of the Jedi". That hasn't stopped Hot Wheels, however, with the brand designing a full-size car based on Vader's most memorable features.

The car features a carbon-fibre nose shaped like the famous Darth Vader helmet, custom red line tyres and even "heavy breathing sounds" to really hammer home that Darth Vader connection. It also features a version of the 6.2-litre V8 engine from the previous-generation Chevrolet Corvette, producing 526bhp.

The car will be on display at the San Diego Comic-Con event on 23 July in California, USA.

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