Shell Malaysia has teamed up with The Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia to launch an exclusive line of remote-control cars. Named as Star Wars Racers Collection, which is a world’s first, the collection combines innovation associated with Shell V-Power alongside the timeless appeal of fan-favourite Star Wars characters.
The limited-edition collection features six remote-control car designs which includes:
- Darth Vader Racer
- Stormtrooper Racer
- Darth Maul Racer
- The Mandalorian Racer
- Boba Fett Racer
- BB-8 Racer
The sleek, dark and elegant Darth Vader Racer is inspired by the menacing aura of the fan-favourite Star Wars character. The car grille is reminiscent of Vader’s mask complete with beaming LED rear lights inspired by his eyes.
On the other hand, representing the might of the Imperial Army, the Stormtrooper Racer adapts a clean, minimalist look coated in high gloss white finish.
The Darth Maul Racer is painted in a deep, blood-red metallic finish that shimmers, referencing the character’s distinctive markings, complete with a roof inspired by Maul’s horns, evoking a ferocious outlook with frenzied power.
The Mandalorian Racer coated in matte silver finish is inspired by Din Djarin and his beskar armor. You will also find The Mandalorian signet adorned on the right rear wheel “shoulder”.
The fearsome and capable bounty hunter Boba Fett follows suit. Inspired by a dent on Boba Fett’s helmet, the team translated the signature feature into the car design as well. The car sports a rugged, military-style matte green and also features a miniature model of the character’s targeting rangefinder.
Completing the 2023 line up is a design inspired by the loyal astromech, BB-8. Boasting a futuristic, compact and spherical design, this car brings its standout orange and white livery to the track.
At the launch ceremony, Seow Lee Ming, General Manager of Shell Mobility Malaysia, said, “The response to our annual limited-edition collection has been nothing short of extraordinary. Shell V-Power enthusiasts are some of the most passionate people, and we know timeless stories like Star Wars continue to resonate among fans of all ages in Malaysia. We knew we had to celebrate these passionate communities and we hope fans will have tons of fun collecting and racing with this new collection.”
Lee Ming added that Shell Malaysia is honored to be the first in the world to incorporate Star Wars-inspired racing car designs on not only toy cars, but also digital versions that players can explore in their Shell Racing mobile app.
“Just like Shell V-Power fuels the inner racing passion in our customers, this exciting collection reflects our understanding of local fans, a passion for innovation and pushing boundaries to deliver unbeatable experiences for our customers of all ages, our testament to continuing to be better by far.” emphasized Lee Ming.
Shell’s Star Wars Racers Collection retains all the special features, including the Bluetooth control and proprietary smart battery from the Shell Motorsports Collection last year. With the Shell Racing App on the App Store and Google Play, customers can enjoy an exhilarating racing experience, now themed after galactic adventures.
Beginning from 6th October till 19th November, the limited-edition Bluetooth remote-control cars will be released one model per week exclusively at Shell Stations nationwide. Individual car models except the Darth Vader Racer are available for purchase at RM49.90 with a minimum RM50 fuel purchase in a single receipt of Shell FuelSave 95, Shell V-Power 97 or Shell V-Power Racing. The smart Bluetooth battery is available at RM30 with the same minimum fuel purchase as the car models.
The Darth Vader Racer will come as complimentary with every Shell Helix Ultra/ Power 4L purchase at Shell stations. Star Wars fans also can purchase the Collector Casing at RM89.90 when they pump RM80 Shell V-Power Racing in a single receipt.