Super Street Network

 |   |   |  Hot Wheels Creates Star Wars X-Wing Race Car for Comic-Con
Subscribe to the Free
Newsletter

Hot Wheels Creates Star Wars X-Wing Race Car for Comic-Con

The Rebelion goes racing

Alex Nishimoto
Jul 21, 2016

The Force will once again be strong with San Diego Comic-Con, as Hot Wheels will debut a life-size race car inspired by the iconic X-wing fighter from "Star Wars." Two years ago, Hot Wheels brought out a Darth Vader-inspired ride for the convention.

The car, called the X-wing Fighter Carship, recreates the starship's fuselage over what appears to be an open-wheel race car's body. The fighter makes do with only two of the four S-foils that give the X-wing its characteristic shape. They're shorter than they are on the real deal, and are always locked in attack position. The cockpit is covered by a top-hinged canopy, which lends the show car its sleek look. For propulsion, the X-wing Carship relies on a 16-valve 2.0-liter DOHC I-4 of unknown make and output. At all four corners are AP Racing brake calipers, slotted brake rotors, and custom racing slicks.

Star Wars Hot Wheels X wing Fighter Carship with die cast Photo 2/8   |   Star Wars Hot Wheels X wing Fighter Carship with die cast

The X-wing Carship may not be suited for an assault on the Death Star, but in the video below it looks like it could lay down a decent lap time at a race track. The show car is on display at Comic-Con this week, and will of course spawn a 1:64-scale die-cast version later this year.

Source: Mattel

By Alex Nishimoto
181 Articles

BROWSE CARS BY MARKET

MORE FEATURES

The engine swap you never expected, stuffed into the '70 Toyota you never saw coming
Aaron BonkFeb 19, 2018
After signing some paperwork the NSX was officially his and on a transporter back to Wisconsin.
Andrew BeckfordFeb 19, 2018
There is a good chance you've never heard of Kyle Ranauro, but you've seen his cars.
Yuta AkaishiFeb 16, 2018
Preview the April 2018 edition of Super Street - on newsstands now!
Bob HernandezFeb 16, 2018
If you compare these photos with Toyota's official teaser, the rounded rear fenders, double-bubble roof, and massive wing all match up.
Collin WoodardFeb 15, 2018
Sponsored Links

SEARCH ARTICLES BY MAKE/MODEL

Search
CLOSE X
BUYER'S GUIDE
SEE THE ALL NEW
NEWS, REVIEWS & SPECS
TO TOP