With the ninth and final film in the Skywalker saga on the horizon, Star Wars has become one of the most talked-about topics in pop culture once again. A lot of major companies are hopping in on that discussion in one way or another to capitalize on its popularity, including Porsche! The two companies – Porsche and Star Wars – have come together to form The Designer Alliance, collaborating for the first time ever.
What is The Designer Alliance doing?
The Designer Alliance is a collaboration between designers from Star Wars and Porsche, coming together to work on one massive project. So, what’s the project? Well, they’re designing a spacecraft of course. Captained by Michael Mauer (VP Style Porsche) and Doug Chiang (VP Executive Creative Director, Lucasfilm), the two design juggernauts have assembled a team consisting of seven other bright designers to create the perfect spacecraft blended between Porsche and Star Wars styles.
New Starship Specs & Features
The new spaceship will be a New Republic Light Assault Starship, blending design elements from some iconic Star Wars ships – like the X-wing, Y-wing and U-wing – as well as the Porsche brand’s newest model, the Taycan. The starship will be built in-universe by the fictional starship manufacturer Incom Corporation, the company behind the X-wing Starfighter.
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Some specifications were laid out to the team before they began designing the new starship, including that the ship would need between 2 to 4 engines and be operated by 2 pilots, with a maximum crew of 5. The ship would need a large rear cargo door and, perhaps, a pair of entry doors near the front of the ship.