Barbie Extra Car – This child’s toy come to life

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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.

Lesia

Hi! I'm Lesia Ostrovskaya, the mother of two beautiful girls – Emilia (7 years old) and Dasha (5 years old). They are very fond of dolls and, in principle, all kinds of toys. At the moment, we have already bought more than 3000 toys for them and...believe us, we have something to tell you ;)

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