Porsche AG and Lucasfilm Ltd. have joined forces to design and develop a fantasy starship.
The Tri-Wing S-91x Pegasus Starfighter will be presented at the film premiere of ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ in Los Angeles.
The starship features design elements inspired by Porsche’s all-electric Taycan.
Michael Mauer, Vice President Style Porsche at Porsche AG. says: “The basic shape of the cabin, which tapers towards the rear, and a highly distinctive topography from the cockpit flyline to the turbines establish visual parallels with the iconic design of the 911 and the Taycan. The very compact layout conveys dynamism and agility, lending emphasis to the Porsche design features mentioned.”
Doug Chiang, Vice President and Executive Creative Director for Lucasfilm, adds: “It is thrilling to infuse Star Wars with Porsche styling to create an iconic new spaceship that could exist both on Earth or in the cinematic universe.”
Kjell Gruner, Head of Marketing at Porsche, says: “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.”
Porsche will also be showcasing the all-electric Taycan at the premiere event in LA.