The two companies have designed and built a Starship, which will be unveiled at the premiere of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
Porsche and Lucasfilm have created a concept Starship for Star Wars Episode VIII: The Rise of Skywalker, called the Tri-Wing S-91x Pegasus Starfighter. It’s due to be unveiled at the film’s world premiere in Los Angeles on 16 December 2019.
Michael Maur, Porsche’s Vice President for Styling, says the Tri-Wing concept blends the design elements of the fictional Star Wars universe with those of current, production model Porsches. He said: “The basic shape of the cabin, which tapers towards the rear, and a highly distinctive topography from the cockpit fly line to the turbines establish visual parallels with the iconic design of the 911 and the Taycan.”
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Porsche implemented its four-point day-time running light design on the fictional spaceship’s nose cone, while the high-mounted intakes are reminiscent of the inlets found on the current Boxster’s flanks. The Pegasus Starfighter’s rear louvres and integrated high-level brake light were inspired by the current-generation 911, while the rear aerofoil sports the brand’s trademark full-width light-bar.
The cockpit of the Tri-Wing S-91x Pegasus Starfighter is also inspired by Porsche’s design criteria. The instruments use adapted versions of the German brand’s graphics, while the low seating position and body-hugging seats are reminiscent of the Porsche 918 Spyder.
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The scale Starfighter model will appear alongside the Porsche Taycan at the LA premiere of Star Wars Episode VIII. Kjell Gruner, Porsche’s Head of Marketing, said: “Our collaborative project with Star Wars goes perfectly with the launch of the Taycan. The design teams have brought the differing worlds of Porsche and Star Wars together to make a very special gift for the fans of the two brands.”
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