Never mind the fact that the automobile is an unknown concept in the galaxy far, far away because, in the real world, we think it may be a good idea to give cars the Kylo Ren and Stormtrooper look – by the way of paint jobs and wraps, of course. That was not the last of it.
7 years on, Volkswagen has also done the same thing, giving its vehicles the Star Wars makeover. The German automaker has teamed up with Lucasfilm to create two show cars, inspired by the new Obi-Wan Kenobi series currently on Disney+ and based on the recently unveiled ID. Buzz and ID. Buzz Cargo.
The Obi-Wan Kenobi-inspired ID. Buzz and ID. Buzz Cargo was revealed at this year’s Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, California (May 26-29). The cars were on the carpet at the premiere of the series, alongside VW brand ambassador and star of the series, Ewan McGregor.
In addition to receiving skins that convey the two sides (i.e. the light and dark side) inspired by Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader, the cars feature many details that pay homage to the Star Wars franchise, including the ID. Buzz lettering in classic Star Wars “Aurebesh” font.
If anyone’s interested here are the details of each ride straight from the horse’s mouth:
ID. Buzz ‘Light Side Edition’
Based on the passenger version of the car, the color of the lower section of the ‘Light Side Edition’ is beige, taking inspiration from the hue of the Obi-Wan Kenobi’s tunic. The shiny chrome on the upper section references the design of spaceships and droids from the Star Wars universe. A blue line on the side, which continues to the front of the ID. Buzz into the headlights and light strip, symbolizes Obi-Wan’s blue lightsaber. The glass surfaces of the electric ID. Buzz are designed in transparent blue, matching perfectly with the underbody lighting. Logos of the Rebel Alliance can be found on the side windows as well as on the centercaps of the rims. The customized 21 inch wheels carry through the unique design of the entire vehicle.
ID. Buzz ‘Dark Side Edition’
The Buzz Cargo serves as the platform for this edition. Through ominous shades of black and red, the ID. Buzz ‘Dark Side Edition’ embodies the Dark Side. The film is shiny black on the lower area of the body, while the upper section of the Buzz is draped in matte black. Side lines, headlights, light strips and window surfaces are in a red hue, inspired by Darth Vader’s lightsaber. The contrast of red and black is continued by the red underbody lightning. The center of the uniquely designed 21-inch rims and the body of the ID. Buzz bear the logo of the Empire.
The Volkswagen Obi-Wan Kenobi ID. Buzz and ID. Buzz Cargo are show cars which means they are not for sale.
All images courtesy of Volkswagen Group.