It may be the end of the Star Wars saga, but Porsche and Lucasfilm are gearing up for a last, collaborative hoorah. The German manufacturer and the production company behind the upcoming film Star Wars: Rise Of Skywalker is reportedly in the middle of creating a fantasy starship in support of the final episode of the much-loved saga and movie franchise that will be presented at the world premiere.
“Developing a spacecraft with clear Porsche design DNA is exiting 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,” says Michael Mauer, Vice President Style Porsche at Porsche AG.
With barely two months left until the movie hits the silver screen, the design team for the real world in-the-metal starship will meet regularly in Stuttgart and in San Francisco over the coming weeks to pen the spacecraft and create the actual model.
“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,” said Doug Chiang, Vice President and Executive Creative Director of Lucasfilm and responsible for overseeing all designs for the Star Wars franchise.
While the starship may inevitably take the spotlight, Porsche will also be showcasing their first electric car at the event, the Taycan. Launched in September of this year, USA deliveries of the Taycan are slated for the end of the year, while those in Europe will get theirs beginning 2020.
At the rate things are going, Porsche may well be on its way to leaving its mark and being a part of the well-loved galaxy far, far away.