Porsche-Designed Starship Will Be in “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”

December 16th, 2019 by

Porsche and Lucasfilm, the production company behind “Star Wars”, have announced they are collaborating to put a Porsche-designed starship in the upcoming “The Rise of Skywalker” film that will mark the conclusion of the sequel trilogy.

Over the last few weeks, Porsche’s design team has met with Lucasfilm regularly in San Francisco and Stuttgart to design the starship and create the 3D model that will be featured in the film. According to Michael Mauer, the chief designer behind all Porsche cars since 2004, “Developing a spacecraft with clear Porsche design DNA is exciting and challenging.”

It will be interesting to see how the “Star Wars” and Porsche design language come together. The spaceships in the sci-fi/fantasy saga tend to look very industrial, with exposed parts and lots of external details. Porsche cars, on the other hand, maintain a smooth, clean and aerodynamic look (in space, where there is no air, aerodynamics are not required).

Porsche’s spaceship will be on the side of the good guys: a New Republic light assault starship with two to four engines, two pilots, a max crew of five and a large rear cargo door.

“We are bringing together two worlds with this project: the exotic film design of a galaxy far, far away and the precision work that goes into developing emotive Porsche sports cars,” said Doug Chiang, VP and executive creative director of Lucasfilm. “This collaboration promises to produce an innovative design that will blend the best of both brands to create an exciting new starship worthy of Porsche and “Star Wars.”

You can expect to see the Porsche-designed starship in all of its glory when “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” premieres. In the meantime, why not stop by Porsche of Spokane to test-drive your favorite Porsche model?