Probably the most unexpected Star Wars marketing partnership you would see. Porsche has teamed with Lucasfilm to create a fantasy spaceship based on the Taycan EV. “Tri-Wing S-91x Pegasus Starfighter” won’t appear in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker next week. it will be presented as a five-foot scale model at the film’s LA premiere, according to Porche.
The design of the spaceship is harmoniously integrated into the Star Wars film world while at the same time demonstrating clear analogies with the characteristic Porsche styling and proportionsMichael Mauer
Porsche created a “making of” video which has a runtime longer than any videos on their other cars. In the video ILM designer, Amy Beth Christianson said that Torra Doza’s Star Wars: Resistance “Blue Ace” spacecraft was actually based on Porsche’s 917 Gulf racer, right down to the paint scheme.
“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,” says Kjell Gruner, Head of Marketing at Porsche. Porsche will also be showcasing the all-new Taycan at the premiere event in Los Angeles.
When looking at the Porsche designed Starfighter, you can see several features that are familiar with their signature design style as well as with Star Wars. The front is reminiscent of the so-called “air curtains” (air inlets) that go together with the headlights to create a single formal entity in the Taycan. Aside from their four-point daytime running lights, the so-called “blasters” – long gun barrels at the front – are located at the tip. The rear grid of course with the louvres and integrated third brake light is inspired by the current generation of 911’s. The rear section is of the straighter showcases the brand’s hallmark light bar. The interior has also been met with the companies design criteria. the instruments in the cockpit are clearly aligned with the driver’s axis, while the low seating position is reminiscent of the sporty ergonomics in the Porsche 918 Spyder. All the elements on the exterior have a clear function, and purely visual features have largely been dispensed with, which is what you would expect from the automaker.