Something You’d Never Imagine a Car Designer Saying (at Least in this Galaxy)
Yes, Porsche and Star Wars. (Images: Porsche)
“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.
“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.”
That’s Michael Mauer, Vice President Style Porsche at Porsche AG.
Tri-Wing S-91x Pegasus Starfighter, styling by Porsche and Lucasfilm.
Yes Porsche designers teamed up with designers from Lucasfilm and over a two-month period, working in both Weissach and San Francisco, created the Tri-Wing S-91x Pegasus Starfighter.
Sure, Tesla has the Cybertruck.
But Porsche has the Tri-Wing S-91x Pegasus Starfighter.
Nowadays in the U.S. market, vehicle manufacturers pretty much are all committed to producing crossover utility vehicles rather than their predecessor type, the sport utility vehicle.
Once the playground of exotic car makers, the definition of a niche vehicle has expanded to include image vehicles for mainstream OEMs, and specialist models produced on high-volume platforms.
A young(ish) guy that I’ve known for a number of years, a man who spent the better part of his career writing for auto buff books and who is a car racer on the side, mentioned to me that his wife has a used Lexus ES Hybrid.