A spokeswoman for Mattel, the makers of Hot Wheels, said the menacing Charger had the perfect look for the Stormtrooper fleet because of its “strong visual lines, muscle and presence.”
The plan came together about six months ago. Mattel approached Dodge about using the Charger.
Eight cars were provided, including a Hellcat, with seven being used for the Uber rides. The other one was designated as a media vehicle.
“Some people have said it kind of looks like a Stormtrooper in design anyway, so we knew that was a great pairing. It was a great base to use,” the spokeswoman said in an interview Friday.