Gallery: Nissan’s bizarre Star Wars tribute cars at 2017 LA show

Published: 30 November 2017

 Six themed promo vehicles
 Promoting new Star Wars film
 Revealed at 2017 LA show

Either the result of a boxset-devouring movie night at Nissan’s design studio, or possibly the company’s promotional tie-up with the new Star Wars: The Last Jedi film – or both – these six slightly bonkers show cars have been revealed at the 2017 LA motor show.

Each of the six US-spec Nissans carries a theme inspired by a certain sci-fi film franchise.

Each car’s appearance was drawn up by artists at Star Wars creators Lucasfilm, and the vehicles were built at Hollywood specialists Vehicle Effects in California.

Click through the gallery above for a run-down of six Nissan family cars as you’ve never seen them before…

Nissan Altima – Special Forces TIE Fighter

Nissan Star Wars

Full body wrap, hydro-dipped wheels and a cockpit window cover to give the windscreen the multi-paned look of a Star Wars TIE Fighter. Speakers at each corner make it sound like a TIE Fighter, too

Nissan Maxima – Kylo Ren

Nissan Star Wars

Styled after the brooding baddie in the latest Star Wars franchise, a block of milled aluminium attached to the front of the Maxima’s nose resembles Ren’s black and silver facemask. Red headlights and pulsing underbody lights are designed to resemble a lightsaber

Another Nissan Maxima – TIE Silencer

Nissan Star Wars

Most Maxima sedans don’t feature laser cannons, or missile launchers, even top trim versions. Unlike this one

Yet another Nissan Maxima – Captain Phasma

Nissan Star Wars

Glossy silver armour and a facemask designed to replicate one of the film’s characters – on a four-door saloon

Nissan Rogue (or Qashqai, if you’re in Europe) – Poe Dameron’s X-Wing

Nissan Star Wars

Full fixed wings sprouting from the rear doors, quad laser cannons and the BB-8 droid protruding from the roof 

Nissan Star Wars

Nissan Rogue Sport – A-wing

Nissan Star Wars

Dual-thrusters at the rear, top-mounted fins and a wrap complete with battle damage

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