Volkswagen Creates Two ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’-Inspired Cars for Star Wars Celebration
Resembling the forces of light and dark.
Volkswagen revealed two exciting vehicles at this year’s Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, California. Taking place from May 26 to 29, the cars were displayed at the convention’s premiere of Obi-Wan Kenobi, where its star Ewan McGregor was in attendance.
The showcars are entitled D. Buzz ‘Light Side Edition’ and ID. Buzz ‘Dark Side Edition,’ with skins designed to embody the characters of Kenobi and Darth Vader. Designers from Lucasfilm and Volkwagen worked collaboratively on the project.
The ‘Light Side Edition’ takes its color from Kenobi’s iconic tunic. A blue line on the side resembles his lightsaber, while the chrome upper section makes reference to spaceships.
The shiny and black matte of the ‘Dark Side Edition’ mimics the uniform of Vader and a red line across the vehicle showcases his red lightsaber, emphasized by the red underbody lighting.
“It’s about bringing together two icons,” Volkswagen Head of Design Jozef Kabaň said. “Obi-Wan Kenobi sees the return of iconic characters from Star Wars and is sure to connect generations worldwide – as will the VW Bus, whose mythology will enter the new era of electromobility with the ID. Buzz.”
The new Star Wars series Obi-Wan Kenobi is available to watch on Disney+ starting today, May 27.
In other automotive news, Maserati debuted its MC20 Cielo convertible supercar.