Cars perfect for the Star Wars universe

Star Wars fever is beginning to grip the nation once again. We are less than two months away from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story being released — the latest story trailer whet our appetites when it was released earlier this month — while we have also just learnt that Donald Glover is the new Lando Calrissian.

British car dealership Motorparks has taken a unique spin on celebrating all things Star Wars though, by looking at some of the real-world cars which could tackle some of the terrains seen across this famous movie universe.

Here’s a look at their findings:

For Tatooine…the Jeep Wrangler


Tatooine’s landscape under the spotlight

  • It’s an arid and sparsely populated plant that’s covered in sand.
  • In the Star Wars franchise, landspeeders are used by the majority of visitors and inhabitants to get across the rocky and sandy terrain quickly.
  • It boasts a hot and arid climate.

Why the Jeep Wrangler suits

  • The Jeep Wrangler would be able to take to Tatooine’s terrain with ease, thanks to its heavy-duty, off-road performance.
  • Its powerful 280bhp engine is capable of delivering 0-62mph in 10.6 seconds and a top speed of 107mph — ideal for escaping any Tusken Raiders which are causing trouble.
  • The vehicle has a removable canopy, which you would appreciate when the heat gets too much.

For Coruscant…the Aston Martin Vanquish


Coruscant’s landscape under the spotlight

  • It’s an enormous city world that boasts a sprawling urban environment.
  • The lower levels of the planet are off limits due to the presence of toxic fumes.
  • It has a temperate climate.

Why the Aston Martin Vanquish suits

  • The Aston Martin Vanquish has a sleek, stylish and futuristic design that will help it stand out among the many other vehicles which are zipping across Coruscant.
  • Its powerful 568bhp engine is capable of delivering 0-62mph in four seconds and a top speed of 197mph — keeping up with Coruscant’s air taxis needn’t be a concern.
  • It’s a premium vehicle that you can imagine Galactic councilors and senators using to get from A to B.

For Endor…the Fiat Panda 4×4


Endor’s landscape under the spotlight

  • The forest moon of Endor is filled with difficult-to-navigate forests, grasslands and mountains.
  • In the Star Wars franchise, speeder bikes are used by the majority of visitors to handle the off-road conditions.

Why the Fiat Panda 4×4 suits

  • The Fiat Panda 4×4 is one of the smallest 4×4 vehicles on the market today — this sleek design would make it a great choice for zipping through Endor’s trees and forests.
  • The 4×4 hatchback car variant of the model is only slightly wider than the speeder bikes seen in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.

For more real-world vehicles which are set up to tackle the Star Wars universe, check out the full Motorparks article here.

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