Among the glitz and glamor of last night (December 17) world premiere of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker in Los Angeles, there was another ‘star’ that wasn’t picked up by the press. That ‘star’ was the Tri-Wing S-91x Pegasus Starfighter.
What makes this fantasy spaceship so special is, it was designed by Porsche in collaboration Lucasfilm. That’s right, folks. Porsche is in the business of designing sci-fi spaceship too, albeit one that only exists in the fictional world.
Sadly, there isn’t a full-scale, airworthy example. It only exists as a highly-detailed scale model that stretches just five feet long. Even more disturbing was, it is not in the movie. Yes. It was indeed horrific.
Apparently, it is more of a promotional thing. Awww… what a shame. But that won’t stop us from fantasizing a Porsche spaceship.
Notwithstanding that the Tri-Wing S-91x Pegasus Starfighter is a fantasy vessel even in the realm of a fantasy world, you can still learn more about it in a special show case produced by WIRED Brand Lab HERE.
This is not the first time an automaker has designed a spaceship, though. Previously, Lexus was responsible for the design of the SKYJET in Luc Besson’s Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (Europa, 2017).
But in Lexus’ case, not only did the Japanese luxury car maker got to slap its logo on the nose of the spacecraft, Lexus SKYJET actually had some screen time.
All images courtesy of Porsche A.G..