German automaker Porsche and Lucasfilm teamed up to create a fantasy spaceship in support of the upcoming Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Named Tri-Wing S-91x Pegasus Starfighter, the detailed model measuring 1.5 metres (5 feet) in length, features elements of Porsche’s precise design language. The front is reminiscent of the Taycan’s air curtains, its air inlets that together with the headlights create a single formal entity, while the arrangement of the cabin and its overall shape mimics the Porsche 911.
“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 proportions,” says Michael Mauer, Vice President Style Porsche at Porsche AG in a press release. “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.” While the ship doesn’t appear in the new film, the fantasy starship model, will be presented at the December film premiere of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker in Los Angeles, Porsche said.
Porsche made a very elaborate “making of” video which can be seen below.
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