Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Garage Italia Customs creates amazing 
'Star Wars' themed Fiat 500 E

As the world awaits the release of the seventh installment in the Star Wars film franchise, “The Force Awakens,” on December 18, 2015, the craftsmen at Garage Italia Customs unveiled the Fiat 500 E Stormtrooper.  This unique vehicle, commissioned by Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles, is on display at the Los Angeles Auto Show until November 29. 

Garage Italia Customs is the brainchild of Lapo Elkann, the New York-born Italian entrepreneur, style icon, and grandson on Giovanni Agnelli, the late chairman of Fiat Automobiles. Garage Italia Customs will match their customer’s favorite suit, dress, or any fashion accessory to any vehicle they desire. 

Garage Italia Customs does not make performance modifications, rather the restyling of the vehicles using the techniques from the world of haute couture (high end one of a kind fashion). Just as a tailor made outfit follows the lines of the body harmoniously, Garage Italia Customs aims at making any vehicle unique.

So far, the craftsmen at Garage Italia Customs have customized more than seventy-five automobiles, motorcycles, sailboats, motorboats, and even airplanes.   Garage Italia Customs is based in the fashion capitol of Milan, Italy inside a vintage Streamline Moderne design AGIP gasoline station designed by famed Italian architect Mario Bacciocchi in 1952.

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The two-toned black and white exterior is inspired by the armor of a First Order Stormtrooper Legion, with the windshield and side windows wrapped with 100% tinted film to bring out the immediately recognizable visor and helmet of a Stormtrooper. The Fiat badges have been replaced with First Order insignias and the same logo can be found on the black-painted wheels which are fitted with special edition Pirelli whitewall tires.

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Garage Italia Customs designer Carlo Borromeo chose perforated black leather to trim the interior matched with white leather with Alcantra™ piping and contrasting stitching. The dashboard is painted white with the famous Star Wars logo on the passenger side. All the interior plastic is varnished black and white for a special lacquered effect, while the headliner and pillars are covered in white Alcantra™. The First Order insignia is hand-embroidered into the headrests of the seats, while the steering wheel is covered in black and white leather.

This article prepared with information and photographs provided by Burner Communications.

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