Star Wars fans are pretty excited as only couple of days is left in the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, one of the year’s most eagerly awaited movies. Therefore, to keep you all Star Wars fan in the mood until premiere, we have something cool for you. To celebrate the movie, Jay Leno’s Garage has released a new video in which Jay Leno is driving the Hot Wheels Darth Vader car. Before that, he is seen talking to Hot Wheels design boss Bryan Benedict who explains the complex function of the life-size car modeled after Darth Vader’s helmet.
Unveiled by Hot Wheels at Comic Con 2014, the life-sized and fully-functional Darth Vader car is based on a C6 Chevrolet Corvette chassis. The one-off car described as vehicular expressions of popular characters is powered by a 526-horsepower V-8 engine and is build in just two months. It comes with a six-speed manual transmission and packs props from the early Star Wars movies, including one of the original lightsabers.
The canopy of the car comes off in the exact same way as Vader’s helmet. There is a separate handbrake that locks up just the rear wheels and the steering wheel is more off a yoke. Well, the coolest feature is its breathing noises just like Darth Vader.