In the latest string of news featuring luxury brands colliding with geekdom, Lucasfilm and Porsche announced on Wednesday that they’re collaborating to create a starship spacecraft.
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The collaboration celebrates the conclusion of the Star Wars saga and supports the launch of “The Rise of Skywalker”, which will premiere in Singapore on Dec 19, 2019.
As the world anticipates the release of the final episode of the Star Wars saga, Porsche is preparing for the December world premiere by teaming up with Lucasfilm – the production company behind the franchise – to create a fantasy starship.
According to Porsche’s VP Michael Mauer, even though Star Wars and the sports car brand may not appear to have much in common, “both worlds have a similar design philosophy”.
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Sports cars from Germany and ships from a galaxy far, far away. Two seemingly distant worlds, united by a shared belief in the power of design, are about to become one. #TheDesignerAlliance #Porsche #TheRiseOfSkywalker https://t.co/jRDU8Nmq0D pic.twitter.com/BVMtt2hpB3
— Porsche (@Porsche) October 23, 2019
Heading the project jointly will be Doug Chiang, the VP executive creative director of Lucasfilm; and Porsche’s VP of Style, Michael Mauer – who most recently worked on Porsche’s first EV, the Taycan.
The model will be designed and created over upcoming weeks in Stuttgart and in San Francisco.
Beside the reveal of the spacecraft, Porsche will also be showcasing the Porsche Taycan, the brand’s first all-electric car. Deliveries in the US will begin at the end of 2019, and deliveries in Europe will commence in early 2020.
The starship will be presented during the world premiere of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker in December.
Fans interested in the project can follow along at www.thedesigneralliance.com.
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