Big Pink Bug Celebrates Barbie's 50th
March 10, 2009
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To help celebrate Barbie's 50th birthday, Volkswagen is giving the iconic doll a big gift — a custom life-size pink New Beetle convertible.
Not only is the paint pink — but so are the interior, the engine cover and even the brake calipers behind the wheels.
Other features include a dipstick painted to resemble Barbie's favorite lipstick, motorized vanity in the trunk, and several rhinestone accents.
The cabrio looks right at home parked in the driveway of Barbie's life-size 3,500-square-foot Malibu mansion.
"Like the New Beetle, Barbie has made a remarkable impact on pop-culture history, and still remains a cultural icon today," said Laura Soave, a VW marketing manager.
VW had help from ABD Racing Werks, Katzkin Leather And Interiors, and FoamMolders to make the bug.
Supermodel Heidi Klum loves it and wants one — posing in a photo below.