With its next-generation, all-electric Taycan, Porsche has already introduced the car of the future. But what about a Porsche for a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away? Well, now the company has introduced that, too.
Over the past two months, designers from Porsche teamed up with Lucasfilm to envision a fantasy starship that makes the Millennium Falcon look like a real piece of junk. Their creation, the Tri-Wing S-91x Pegasus Starfighter, merges the design languages of both brands.
By tapering towards the rear, the cabin’s shape evokes the topography of both the 911 and the Taycan. The front of the design also resembles the Taycan’s distinctive air curtains, which merge its headlights and air inlets into a seamless entity. (One additional front detail you won’t find on your average Porsche: blasters. Long gun barrels extend out, ready to fire at enemy TIE fighters.)
The rear grid, meanwhile, steers closer to the design of the current 911, thanks to its louvres and integrated third brake light. In another distinctly Porsche touch, the rear section also integrates the brand’s signature light bar. And inside, the sporty ergonomics of the cockpit are reminiscent of the low seating position of the Porsche 918 Spyder.
Unfortunately, those eager to admire the spaceship in action will have to wait a little longer than tonight’s release of The Rise of Skywalker. While a detailed, 1.5-metre-long model of the S-91x was shown at the film’s premiere in Los Angeles, the design was ultimately cooked up too recently to make the final cut of Episode IX. However, it is planned for inclusion in future Star Wars projects. Here’s hoping the second season of The Mandalorian kicks off with Teenage Yoda stealing the keys for an intergalactic joyride.