It has been quipped that the rounded, upright Fiat 500e bears some resemblance to a Star Wars Stormtrooper’s helmet. As it happens, Fiat is collaborating with Lucasfim as part of a massive promotional campaign for the upcoming Star Wars movie, so what better time to take that tongue-in-cheek comparison to its logical conclusion?

To remind visitors to the Los Angeles Auto Show that “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is on the way, Fiat unveiled a one-off 500e with a Stormtrooper-themed paint job. Created by Garage Italia Customs of Milan, the black and white car even has its windows wrapped to properly complete the theme. To be specific, the 500e Stormtrooper matches the armor of the First Order Legion, in Star Wars parlance. Blacked out wheels with ultra-wide whitewall tires give this custom job an appropriately cartoonish look, and the 500e’s unique flat lower front fascia lends itself well to the Stormtrooper restyle. The black and white theme continues on the interior, with white and black lacquer trim, leather and Alcantara upholstery, and a Star Wars logo on the white dashboard. The two-tone steering wheel sports a First Order insignia as well.

Continue reading to learn more about the Fiat 500e stormtrooper.

What makes the Fiat 500e stormtrooper special

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This is a one-off with no plans for production, though the number of Star Wars-themed custom cars suggests that there might be a market should Fiat decide to take advantage of Lucasfilm’s licensing. Garage Italia Customs has created several unique Fiat 500s, including pinstriped, houndstooth and tiger-striped cars.

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Beneath the paint job, the 500e Stormtrooper is a stock Fiat 500e, with a 111 horsepower electric motor and a 24-kWh lithium-ion battery. The zero-emissions Fiat uses a single-speed transmission to provide cheerful around-town performance, and Fiat’s eye for style ensures that it stands out among other full-electric cars. The 500e stickers for $31,800.
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Press Release

The FIAT brand will have two special custom-designed vehicles on display at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show.

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As part of the FCA US LLC support of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” opening December 18, the FIAT brand will display a custom-painted Fiat 500e stormtrooper. Lucasfilm recently announced that it is collaborating with FCA US, in addition to six other global brands, for the launch of an expansive, historic promotional campaign in support of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."

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 to bring out the immediately recognizable visor and helmet of the First Order stormtrooper. Inside, everything is in black and white, too, with total 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 white/black lacquer, and a First Order insignia can be found on the two-tone leather-wrapped steering wheel. Much like the stormtrooper armor itself, the Fiat 500e brings together modern technology and functionality, but with an added classic Italian design, making it the perfect vehicle to take on the galaxy in style. The Fiat 500e stormtrooper was created by Garage Italia Customs.

Recently, in honor of "Force Friday" (September 4), Mattel’s Hot Wheels offered Uber riders in New York City the once-in-a-lifetime chance to catch a free ride in a Dodge Charger uniquely modeled after a "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" stormtrooper.

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The FIAT brand will also display a custom-wrapped DVF (Diane von Furstenberg) Fiat 500X during the LA Auto Show. The brand recently announced the winner of E!’s #DVFxFIAT social contest. Diane von Furstenberg, the inimitable, self-made fashion icon, business woman and mentor, 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 von Furstenberg’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. The promotion was also an extension of the FIAT brand’s involvement as a series automotive partner where the DVF-wrapped Fiat 500X is featured in E!’s “House of DVF” episode.

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