You already know that beyond being a car-nerd, I’m also a nerd-nerd. So, when my enthusiasm for sci-fi and comic books collides with the auto industry I can’t avert my gaze on it. That’s why whenever there is an OEM collaboration with the MCU I’m all over it.
However, this time it is Star Wars who is once again crossing over into the industry. I say again, because you may remember when Star Wars did several collaborations with Nissan; resulting in a fleet of custom one-offs and a “Rogue One Edition” Nissan Rogue SUV.
Now Star Wars and Porsche are teaming up together to cross promote the electric Taycan performance car as well as The Rise Of Skywalker film set to release later this year.
I have no idea what the two entities have in mind for this particular partnership but the obvious guess is that some type of stormtrooper themed Porsche Taycan will be produced.
So far the only thing we have to go on is a tease video that Porsche tweeted out yesterday yesterday (see below).
As far as when the world will see the final result, some further educated guessing is in order. Star Wars The Rise Of Skywalker releases on December 20th. Just under a month prior to that is the LA Auto Show which starts on November 22nd and goes until December 1st (press days are Nov 18th-21st).
Given that information I think it is likely we’ll see the Star Wars Porsche Taycan make its debut at the LA Auto Show which is just fine with me since I will definitely be there.
The question is, if (like Nissan) this cross promotion will actually result in a limited edition vehicle that people can buy. Anticipation is already high for the Porsche Taycan; can you imagine if there was limited Stormtrooper edition available on top of that? Star Wars fans would be beating down the doors at Porsche dealerships.
For now we’ll just have to wait and see. In the meantime, if you want to check out some custom Star Wars themed builds check out the latest episode of The Star Wars Show below.