Porsche AG designers are partnering with Lucasfilm on a fantasy starship design set to debut at the world premiere of “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.”
“Developing a spacecraft with clear Porsche design DNA is exciting and challenging,” says Michael Mauer, vice president, Style Porsche, Porsche AG. “Even though they do not seem to share many elements at first glance, both worlds have a similar design philosophy. The close collaboration with the ‘Star Wars’ design team inspires and fascinates us – I’m sure that both sides can draw major benefits from this exchange.”
“The worldwide appeal of the ‘Star Wars’ and Porsche brands is shaped decisively by their iconic designs,” says Doug Chiang, vice president and executive creative director, Lucasfilm. “We are bringing together two worlds with this project: the exotic film design of a galaxy far, far away and the precision work that goes into developing emotive Porsche sports cars. This collaboration promises to produce an innovative design that will blend the best of both brands to create an exciting new starship worthy of Porsche and ‘Star Wars.’”
Porsche will also showcase its first all-electric car – the Taycan – at the “Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker” premiere on Dec. 20. U.S. deliveries of the Taycan will begin end of year, while European deliveries will kick off early 2020.
For more information on the starship, visit TheDesignerAlliance.com.