This summer, Hot Wheels unleashed a new life-sized Darth Vader car on the world, and, for the right kind of Sith Lord-favoring car enthusiast, it was utterly impressive.

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Even those not enamored with Star Wars could enjoy the car as a demonstration of one-off design and 526-hp LS3 V-8 excellence. Now, we get to see just how it was built, and our fascination only grows.

Created in collaboration between Hot Wheels and PCW Brands Inc, the Hot Wheels ® Star Wars™ Darth Vader™ (yes, that’s quite a few proprietary brands) arose from little more than an idea, a pile of steel, and some carefully laid fiberglass.

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