Porsche and Lucasfilm's Star Wars Tri-wing tie-up

Meet the sports car of Star Wars spaceships.

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Just ahead of the Rise of Skywalker premiere, Porsche held an event that featured a scale model of its new Tri-wing.

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This tie-up between the German automaker and Lucasfilm has resulted in a spacecraft likely to see screen time in future Star Wars features.

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Here's Klaus Zellmer, CEO of Porsche North America.

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Most of the visual Porsche ties are subtle or abstract. Large engines close to the cockpit, low intake scoops, that kind of thing.

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Porsche and Lucasfilm's design teams found that their development processes had quite a bit in common.

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It's yet to be announced which Star Wars character will fly the Tri-wing.

Doug Chiang, vice president and executive creative director of Lucasfilm, envisions some sort of rogue pilot or mechanic.

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Will there be future Porsche/Lucasfilm tie-ups? Only time will tell.

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