Funny: Old Audi R8 Uses Darth Vader Theme as Alarm

Darth Vader is one of the most easily recognized movie characters in the world. If you go to the most inhospitable jungle in South America, the people still know about the mask, the origin story, and the heavy breathing.
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The theme song is equally important to the larger-than-life persona of the Sith Lord. It's several decades old, yet still has legions of fans who idolize the monster that can kill you with a simple hand gesture. Like all the original Star Wars songs, it was composed by John Williams who released it in 1980.

Three cars are present in this video. The Lamborghini Huracan Spider and 2017 Audi R8 are brand new, yet the previous-generation R8 between them gets all the attention. It's also the only one that doesn't take itself seriously. From the back, we can also see that it's an early R8 with the V8 engine - the cheapest of the cheap second-hand supercars.

And yet the Imperial March also makes the car cooler. The score has been played by huge orchestras in front of thousands of people or transformed into a guitar cover.

Installing a Darth Vader alarm on your R8 proves that you like cars and are a huge geek. So you're our kind of guy. Over the years, several rides have been connected to Vader in some way, but the coolest is the 1:1 scale replica of their toy that Hot Wheels put together. You can check out what Jay Leno thinks of it on our website. Also worth looking into is this gallery where cars are dressed up as Star Wars characters for Halloween.

In the movies, the theme is often played when Lord Vader appears, though it also makes a short appearance during Palpatine's arrival in Return of the Jedi. You could even go as far as saying that it's the theme of evil.

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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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