Concept Art Shows 'Star Wars' Podracers Made by Modern Car Companies

Thursday, 05 October 2017 - 8:45PM
Star Wars
Thursday, 05 October 2017 - 8:45PM
Concept Art Shows 'Star Wars' Podracers Made by Modern Car Companies
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Despite its mostly-deserved reputation, Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace did succeed by introducing the high-stakes sport of Podracing to the Star Wars canon. And until two Rebel droids brought a host of Stormtroopers raining down on Tatooine's surface, Podracing on Mos Espa was the most interesting thing happening on that desert planet.

But we only got a good look at Anakin Skywalker's yellow and blue craft, as well as the bulky orange hunk of metal that Sebulba schemed around in. To add some variety, British car repair website ClickMechanic has created some concept illustrations of what modern car manufacturers might give us if they ever tried their hand at making Podracers.

A range of companies made their list, from Italian luxury brands like Ferrari and Lamborghini to more sedan-based brands like Subaru and BMW. Although they're all based on race car designs, such as the F1 Ferrari, or the Aston-Martin and Ford GT cars in 24 Hours of Le Mans. See all seven below:

1. Ferrari:

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2. Lamborghini:

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3. Aston Martin

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4. Ford GT

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Now that you've seen the fancy ones, you might be wondering what a more middle-class Podracing enthusiast, or perhaps a child like Anakin, would be driving. Here's a few more from car brands you're more likely to pass on the street, since it'd be a similar distribution with Tatooine traffic.

Although to be fair, these are still based on race cars, albeit from World Rally Championship or Nascar, as opposed to the F1 and Le Mans racers above:

5. Subaru

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6. BMW

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7. Dodge Charger

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It may be a while before real Podracers get to Earth, but at least we know what they'd look like. Also, there would have to be a market for Podracers, and The Phantom Menace was a good primer on why it's absolutely not a safe sport. Especially if you're too young to have a driver's license, Anakin.

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