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A Far Out Partnership in a Galaxy Far, Far Away for Porsche and Lucasfilm

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Ahead of the anticipated release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Porsche and Lucafilm have collaborated on a project that may the pilots of the Millennium Falcon, X-Wing fighter or a First Order Tie Fighter jealous. Crafted over a two-month period by design teams based in San Francisco as well as Weissach, Germany, a spaceship design has been created capturing the spirit of the accomplished sports car company in one of the most popular sci-fi universes. As Jedi's Luke Skywalker and Yoda have become one of the force, Star Wars and Porsche's partnership have merged their creative energies to create the Tri-Wing S-91x Pegasus Starfighter.


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An unmistakable Star Wars-style spacecraft, the Tri-Wing S-91x Pegasus Starfighter is a complete fantasy design that allowed two creative entities to explorer a fun concept. In regards to the end result of Porsche/Lucasfilm Michael Mauer, Vice President for Style Porsche at Porsche AG as design that harmoniously integrates into the popular movie franchise. “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.” said Vice President and Executive Creative Director for Lucasfilm Doug Chiang also commenting Tri-Wing S-91x Pegasus Starfighter design.


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A chance for the Style Porsche team to escape the confines of ideas connected to road vehicles, the opportunity to design a Star Wars spaceship also challenged the group to generate a quickly identifiable vessel. Another aspect designers were tasked with was embedding the soul of Porsche's famous sports cars into an out of this world project. At the front of the Tri-Wing S-91x Pegasus Starfighter, headlights and air inlets resembles the all-electric Taycan with the LED front lights appear with the fictional ship's long gun barrels. Porsche also applies cues of the modern 911 towards the rear of the spacecraft with an integrated third brake light as well as louvres behind the droid position.

Porsche's time-proven cockpit design for high-performance street and race vehicles is called upon for the Tri-Wing S-91x Pegasus Starfighter's interior. Drawing inspiration from the Porsche 918 Spyder, the spaceship's cockpit features a low seating position. Instrument and controls are also placed in an ergonomic fashion accessible to the pilot.


Photo Credit: Porsche AG

The Tri-Wing S-91x Pegasus Starfighter co-created by Porsche and Lucasfilm is explained by Head of Marketing for Porsche's Kjell Gruner as, "... a very special gift for fans of the two brands". A 1.5-meter long detailed model of the spacecraft will be presented at the Los Angeles premiere for the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker movie scheduled for December 16th.

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