We’re wrapped up in Star Wars fever along with the rest of the world, which got us thinking, if we could add any iconic Star Wars vehicle to the Turo marketplace, which would we add? Here’s a rundown of some classics that are on our must-drive wish list.
Han Solo’s Millennium Falcon
Let’s be honest. Who wouldn’t want to fly in a ship that can make the Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs?
The Millennium Falcon may look like a heap of junk compared to the large Imperial ships we came to know and fear in the original three Star Wars films, but we all know that the hyperdrive is plenty to outrun anything in the Empire’s fleet. Just make sure to get your maintenance done before you take off from Mos Eisley.
Slave One, owner unknown
Slave One is not a big ship in terms of seating capacity, but it makes up for that with enough firepower to take on any smuggler, bounty hunter, or cargo ship that comes across its path.
Originally owned by Jango Fett, the ship was inherited by his son, technically his clone, Boba. After his father Jango was killed by Jedi Master Mace Windu in the battle of Geonosis in the Clone Wars, Boba used the vehicle to get around the galaxy as a bounty hunter until his own death at the Great Pit of Carkoon on Tatooine.
Luke Skywalker’s X-Wing Fighter
The X-Wing Fighter is a popular fighter craft used by members of the Rebel Alliance in their fight against the Galactic Empire. While they only seat one pilot, plus a space for a droid, they are fast, maneuverable, and come standard with four laser cannons and the ability to deliver a larger payload when needed.
Owner Luke Skywalker nearly lost this historic vehicle when visiting Yoda in the Degobah system for his Jedi training when the vehicle sunk into a swamp. Yoda used The Force to lift the vehicle back onto dry land, making it safe to fly for Jedi pilots and Turo members alike.
Government of Naboo’s Nabooian Royal Starship
The official royal starship used by Naboo’s elite, this ship regularly shuttled Queen Padme Amidala between her home planet of Naboo and the Galactic Senate in Coruscant. The ship transported the queen to Tatooine, where she first met Anakin Skywalker, the future father of her children Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa.
This is the ultimate luxury vehicle for anyone looking to make an interplanetary trip in style.
Galactic Empire’s Imperial AT-AT
For your travels that don’t require leaving the planet’s surface, an Imperial AT-AT is a stable, well armored option to traverse the surface.
Suitable for extreme weather conditions, such as those found on the ice planet Hoth, the AT-AT is a four-legged walker that looks similar to a large land animal like an elephant or bantha. Unlike an animal, however, the AT-AT can take a pounding from most any threatening laser or ion cannon without missing a step.
We’ll see you at the show tomorrow, Jedis, and may the force be with you.