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The Force Is Strong with Fiat’s 500e Star Wars: The Force Awakens Stormtrooper

As of September 2015, the Nissan Leaf is leading the sales chart with 85,952 units sold, followed by the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid with 82,261 units. Ranking next is the all-electric Tesla Model S with about 55,520 units and the Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrids with 42,136 pieces. The Fiat 500e is nowhere near these numbers, but once the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show opens its gates to the public, this may change.
Fiat’s 500e Star Wars: The Force Awakens Stormtrooper 5 photos
Fiat’s 500e Star Wars: The Force Awakens StormtrooperFiat’s 500e Star Wars: The Force Awakens StormtrooperFiat’s 500e Star Wars: The Force Awakens StormtrooperFiat’s 500e Star Wars: The Force Awakens Stormtrooper
Heck, Fiat Chrysler’s CEO himself has said that his company loses $14,000 on every 500e it builds, but some clever marketing never killed anybody. Sure, the Star Wars wrap this particular 500e is wearing is the result of Lucasfilm’s collaboration with FCA US. It’s one of the seven other partnerships the Hollywood production house has sealed with carmakers to promote the long expected seventh installment in the main Star Wars film series.

The exterior livery of the Fiat 500e stormtrooper is inspired by the armor of the First Order Legion, with a two-tone black and white custom painting of the car body. The windshield and the side windows are wrapped in a way it reminds fans of the visor and helmet of a First Order stormtrooper.

The customization continues on the inside too, as everything is in black and white, with entirely custom front and rear seats upholstered in leather and Alcantara. The dashboard is painted in white, and it is enriched by the “Star Wars” logo on it. All the details are painted in the same classic two-tone lacquer, and a First Order insignia can be found on the leather-wrapped steering wheel.

The customized Fiat 500e will be present at FCA’s booth in LA, right next to another specially designed model. Self-made fashion icon Diane von Furstenberg called upon viewers of E!’s “House of DVF” to share their stories of “How I Became the Woman I Wanted to Be.” The challenge mirrored the designer’s moving 2014 memoir “The Woman I Wanted to Be,” which was released in paperback on October 15. One winner drove away with a custom Fiat 500X crossover wrapped in a DVF Heritage print, but the model will be present alongside the custom 500e in LA.

 
 
 
 
 

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