We’ve always known Vilner to be an off-key tuner that specializes in dressing up interiors. Apparently, it’s also a fan of Star Wars, which may or not be surprising depending on your allegiance to the movie franchise. The Bulgarian tuner is such a fan that it decided to get an early start on Episode 7 promotions by giving the BMW M6 Convertible a Stormtrooper treatment.

Before Star Wars junkies get too excited, the program is actually a one-off, build specifically for one customer who offered his last-generation M6 to receive the aftermarket program. In other words, it’s a unique project that will be sold on a limited number. No more than 10 cars, according to Vilner.

The BMW Stormtrooper is actually the second project Vilner has made of this dramatic scale. Remember last year, when the company introduced the Bullshark? Seems like a long time ago, right?

Vilner followed that up with the Stormtrooper, a convertible version of the Bullshark that might have the same design idea, but has dramatically different applications.

The result is nothing short of eye-catching, and that may even be putting it lightly.

Click past the jump to read more about the BMW Stormtrooper by Vilner.

  • 2010 BMW M6 Convertible "Stormtrooper" by Vilner
  • Year:
    2010
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    V10
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    507
  • Torque @ RPM:
    383
  • Displacement:
    5.0 L
  • 0-60 time:
    4.6 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    155 mph (Est.)
  • Price:
    125000 (Est.)
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BMW Stormtrooper by Vilner in detail

2010 BMW M6 Convertible "Stormtrooper" by Vilner Exterior
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2010 BMW M6 Convertible "Stormtrooper" by Vilner Exterior
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2010 BMW M6 Convertible "Stormtrooper" by Vilner Interior
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All these components are new, which is expected of the Bulgarian tuner.

Oddly enough, the company that makes a living off of funky interior designs decided to make the Stormtrooper cabin a little more subdued than it usually does. It still used antique Nappa leather and brown Alcantara, and followed that up by decking the dashboard in tinted brown carbon.But other than that, the back of the front seats, the seat belts, and an iDrive controller system were all dressed in sparkling white.

Strange as it sounds, this interior isn’t up to par with our expectations of Vilner. But even stranger is how we actually like it more than most other Vilner-modified cabins.

It’s a BMW M6 Convertible, but you probably wouldn’t recognize it with all the changes Vilner made to the front and rear bonnets, the bumpers, and the rear fenders. All these components are new, which is expected of the Bulgarian tuner.

2010 BMW M6 Convertible "Stormtrooper" by Vilner Interior
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Even the wheels of the BMW Stormtrooper were changed to something that’s inspired by Star Wars.

Vilner gave the vehicle a three-layer White Pearl paint finish with the only non-white part being the roof, which gets the same brown color as the interior. Likewise, the M6’s decorative elements were treated to matte-brown finishes, specifically the lips under the front bumper, the door sills, the front fender gills, and radiator grille. Just below those door sills you’ll also find a new spoiler, and those side indicators are actually BMW emblems, just like the setup on the Bullshark.

Even the wheels on the BMW Stormtrooper were changed to something that’s inspired by Star Wars. In place of the OEMs, Vilner installed a set of 20-inch black wheels that feature white stripes, similar to the ion engines of the X-Wing fighters used by the Rebel Alliance and the New Republic in Star Wars.

The BMW Stormtrooper also received built-in LED lights with a black base for its headlights. The taillights also received LED technology, which is pretty cool on both accounts.

The program would’ve probably been better off with some performance upgrades, but Vilner opted to stick with the M6’s 5.0-liter, V-10 engine that already packs an impressive 507 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. No shame there. Besides, that’s still good enough for the Stormtrooper to sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.6 seconds to go with a top speed of 155 mph.

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Press Release

“In a galaxy far, far away” is the Sentence that fans of the "Star Wars" saga expect to see again on the big screen. This will happen not earlier than the end of next year, when the next George Lucas movie will be released in theaters. But the Bulgarian studio Vilner has already warmed-up the premiere of the 7th part of "Star Wars" with its latest project, called Stormtrooper.

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With its sparkling white color and with power hidden in its forms, the car is reminiscent of the Imperial Army troops of Darth Vader. Unlike the numerous army of Lord Vader, BMW Stormtrooper by Vilner is unique and one-of-a-kind, a single-piece project.

It is now at its Austrian owner who enjoys it on the serpentine roads of the Austrian Alps, from which the stars seem so near.

The studio also said that no more than 10 cars will undergo this drastic therapy.

Stormtrooper by Vilner is the second project of the studio of this scale. Almost a year ago, the boys and girls at Vilner revealed the BMW Bullshark - E63 coupe, which had been subjected to radical redesign.

2010 BMW M6 Convertible "Stormtrooper" by Vilner Interior
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Today, the team at Vilner introduces the Stormtrooper – the convertible version of Bullshark. Both machines are subject to the same design idea, but they are very different, in practice. Perhaps, for that reason, the studio has chosen an entirely different name for this project.

When they received the “order” for the construction of an open version of the Bullshark, Vilner set goal to go beyond the first machine. For this reason they made a lot, though hardly noticeable changes.

The main one is in the machine, which is used as a donor. This time we have a real E64 M6, while the Bullshark relies on the mechanics of the E63 645i. The front and rear bonnets, bumpers, rear fenders, and all accessories for them are also different. Only the front fenders make an exception - they are all handmade and are single units.

2010 BMW M6 Convertible "Stormtrooper" by Vilner Exterior
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Typical for studio Vilner, the color combination is again non-traditional. This time designers rely on white and brown. An emphasis is made thanks to the addition of 20 inch black wheels. The designers have further beautified them with white stripe, so that they can remind us of the ion engines of the X-Wing fighters.

The coupe is covered with three-layer white pearl paint, while the hood is decided in brown. Just like the interior.

There, the team at Vilner has used antique nappa leather and brown Alcantara. The dashboard is warped, so that it can get a tinted brown carbon. Highlights on it are the mileage-meters which are in the same color. The seat belts and iDrive controller system are in sparkling white, as well as the back of the front seats.

The decorative elements of the exterior are decided in brown mat. It covers the kidney in the preradiator grille, the lips under the front bumper, the doorsteps and "gills" in the front fenders. The latter are functional openings which are involved in the aerodynamics of the car. Below the doorsteps an additional spoiler is added. Just like the Bullshark, the Stormtrooper uses BMW emblems as side indicators.

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The headlights are built-in LED lights and have a black base, with the beds of the lighting “bulbs” painted white. The rear taillights also rely on LEDs and send us directly into fight scenes with Star Wars’ light-sabers.

Vilner judged that the 507 hp of the V10 engine are completely sufficient and did not make any changes to the engine compartment.

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