• Oct 29th 2010 at 4:03PM
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All-electric Extra Terrestrial Vehicle – Click above for high-res image gallery

To get the hovering effect of the Luke Skywalker's landspeeder in the original Star Wars movie, the producers used vaseline on the lens to cover the wheels making contact with the ground. To shoot your own recreation of this scene, you're going to need a landspeeder, right? The truly serious fan would already own one of these but if you don't have that model, you might want to look into getting an Extra-Terrestrial Vehicle (ETV). it's not Star War-specific, but Mike Vetter, aka "Kit Car Mike," has certainly created a vehicle that looks like it could fit into George Lucas's universe, as you can see in the picture above.

Vetter is converting one of his ETVs, which are built on 2006 Chevy Aveo chassis, to battery power in Micco, FL. The latest news is that the electric vehicle (EV) is now using the "equally futuristic" MiMod EV monitoring and control system. MiMod monitors the battery and also:
provides controls for all of the ETV's sensors including an impressive pneumatic body lifting and lowering system. All vehicle functions along with GPS and entertainment systems are handled by the operator through the MiMod dash-mounted touch-screen. In addition, "ahead-of-driver" digital instrumentation is now being built into the EV that will show speed, state-of-charge, amp hours, total volts, heading/direction and other safety indicators.
The gas-powered ETVs start at around $86,000, so don't think a battery-powered one will come cheap. We're guessing it'll cost more than 2,000 credits. There's a video of an ETV on the road after the jump.

[Source: The Car Factory]

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      • 4 Years Ago
      Looks cool, but I'm curious about visibility through those little windows.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The A-10 engine pods have to go.

      If the silver car got conventinal taillight clusters, lost the porthole windows, and toned down the Countach intakes a bit; it wouldn't be that bad.
      • 4 Years Ago
      These are not the EVs you are looking for.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The aero is probably killed by the back end; that and the mega-scoops.

      Sincerely, Neil
        • 4 Years Ago
        I agree. if the philosophy could be shifted a bit from just ridiculous to rationally motivated smooth curves it could be good. the workmanship seems in order.
        little less soap bar on the sides. tighening up the shape a bit. a strict light weight philopsophy and an efficient electric drivetrain and it could be cool.

        well, come to think of it, I'm talking about this then http://www.carstyling.ru/resources/concept/92gm_ultralite_21.jpg

        should really make something like that
      • 4 Years Ago
      If you ever watched "AI" the movie of the early 2000's then you may recognize this car. That's exactly where the silver version of the design came from.

      The title pic's just the result of an A10 being melted below the engines after the wings were removed :-D
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