Porsche and Lucasfilm Ltd have come together in an unusual fantasy marriage of sorts. Given the world premiere of ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ is looming, Porsche has added its design flair to help create a starship to support the new movie.
Michael Mauer, Vice President, Style Porsche at Porsche said, “Developing a spacecraft with clear Porsche design DNA is exciting and challenging,”
“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.”
That seems a bit of a stretch, but let’s run with it anyway.
Doug Chiang, Vice President and Executive Creative Director of Lucasfilm added, “The worldwide appeal of the Star Wars and Porsche brands is shaped decisively by their iconic designs,”
“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.”
The design team will meet regularly on both Porsche home turf in Stuttgart and over in the US in San Francisco, California over the coming weeks to design the spacecraft and create a corresponding model. Porsche will also showcase its Tesla beating Taycan at the event!