With the upcoming Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker film, there have been countless tie-ins and collaboration marketing efforts to support the movie. One of the more interesting (and nerdy cool) ones was the design of the S-91x Pegasus Starfighter, which will make an appearance in the film. Lucasfilm and Porsche teamed up for the design, and you can immediately get a sense that there was some serious design chops put to work on this fictional craft. The making-of-video shows teams from both companies really dedicating themselves to this craft, creating something iconic and new.
Really great design, via Hypebeast:
“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,” Michael Mauer, Vice President Style Porsche at Porsche AG emphasizes. “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.”