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For any fan of Star Wars, the Stormtroopers is instantly recognized as a feared military group operating under the Emperor. While fierce in numbers and equipped with superior weaponry, it is somewhat surprising to the reason how the Stormtroopers can be so terrifying judging by the movies in the original trilogy. Despite their often overwhelming numbers, they're often beaten by the heroes in the Star Wars franchise. Stormtroopers' shaky aim has also been a source of comedic reference. Still, the white armoured army of the Galactic Empire remains a stable of Star Wars.
Corresponding with Mattel's release of all-new toys for what is possibility the most popular film franchise around, Stormtroopers invaded the streets of the New York City. Eight specially-decorated Dodge Charger SRT 392 sedans appeared in the Big Apple on Friday September 4th known as Force Friday. The so-called Star Wars First Order Stormtrooper Dodge Chargers are available as a rider through ride-sharing app Uber. A special 'HOTWHEELSFF' code would allow Uber riders to catch a free trip in the Star Wars First Order Stormtrooper Dodge Charger. Vehicles with 485 horsepower in tap from a 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 engine, this case the Stormtroopers are given some serious force energy.
With the presence of the eight-car Star Wars First Order Stormtrooper Dodge Charger army under the Uber banner on Force Friday, there would have certainly been a few parties in the older taxi industry musing about the sight. Is it possible New York City taxi companies consider themselves the Knights of the Old Republic?
Among with being influenced by Star Wars in general, the eight Dodge Chargers were created based on the diecast car designs conceived by Mattel's Hot Wheels brand. Diecast cars inspired by the cast and characters of the Star Wars franchise were first issued through a Hot Wheels toy line last year. Characters such as Darth Vader, Yoda and even the loveable droid R2-D2 have become four-wheeled themed enjoyments as a collectable or for leisure.