This Barbie Extra Car come to life is bowing at the LA Auto Show! That’s a full-size Barbie car just debuted at the 2021 Los Angeles Auto Show.
While the Extra Car’s over-the-top exterior won’t give you many hints as to this roadster’s underlying chassis, the dashboard and seats in the cabin just might. This is a Fiat 500e — Barbie’s keeping it eco-friendly, fam. That means the underlying all-electric powertrain is good for 111 horsepower and 147 pound-feet of torque, and the standard car is good for 100 miles of range.
According to a Mattel spokesperson, the company’s design team worked directly from the CAD files for the toy car, scaling it up to fit a full-size vehicle. The shape was then cut out of foam by a five-axis router, then the forms were hand-tooled before making molds for the sculpted foam body. Those wheels (22-inch rear, 20-inch front) were 3D printed before being hand painted.
The entire car took two and a half months to create.
The only problem is that you can’t buy this one. This is a special vehicle that Mattel will probably keep in its museum or something. But if you want a Barbie Extra Vehicle you can find then anywhere toys are sold, for a reasonable price of $29.99. Dolls sold separately.