Embraer and Porsche produce ten Pairs of matching Business Jets and Sports Cars
embraer and porsche, two global companies at the forefront of technology and innovation, have collaborated to produce a limited-edition pairing that comprises a business jet and a sports car. the ‘duet’ pairing allows customers to purchase a matching phenom 300E aircraft and 911 turbo S, providing a seamless experience from the sky to the road. designed in tandem, the aircraft and car share the same exterior paint pallet and customized interior.
both known for world-class engineering, performance, and design, embraer and porsche will produce just ten pairs of matching business jets and sports cars. billed as the world’s fastest and longest-ranged single-pilot business jet, the phenom 300 series offers an an abundance of cabin and baggage space and intuitive avionics. meanwhile, the 911 is the heart of the porsche product portfolio and has one of the longest and most celebrated traditions in the automotive industry.
‘duet is an exclusive package developed in a unique design collaboration with porsche,’ explains michael amalfitano, president & CEO, embraer executive jets. ‘this rare, refined combination will only be available through this one-time-only pairing.’
‘porsche and embraer share a host of common values,’ adds alexander fabig, vice president individualization and classic at porsche AG. ‘as part of our cooperation, we used the know-how of both brands to work jointly on a unique pair of vehicles that are equally attractive for the customer group of jet and sports car owners.’
to create a synergy between aircraft and automobile, the design inspiration for the plane mirrors that of the car, and vice versa. starting with seats, the sew style on the phenom 300E seat was patterned after that of the 911 turbo S. the seats in both vehicles feature red pull straps, a speed blue accent stitch, and carbon fiber shrouds. the cockpit seats of the plane were redesigned to match the car. meanwhile, in the 911 turbo S, porsche introduced a unique color combination for the steering wheel to match the aircraft’s yoke, with a speed blue accent at 12 o’clock, as well as the first chalk alcantara trim roof lining — an homage to the aircraft. to round out the interior, the stopwatch of the sport chrono package features an artificial horizon inspired by instrumentation in the aircraft cockpit.
for the first time, porsche has combined gloss and satin-gloss paintwork. the upper part of the car, which is entirely hand-painted, is finished with ‘platinum silver metallic’, transitioning to ‘jet grey metallic’ at the bottom. the car’s air intakes are painted in ‘brilliant chrome’ to match the leading edge nacelles of the aircraft. the LED door projectors cast the collaboration logo on the ground, while the door sill trims feature ‘no step’ lettering — like the messaging on an aircraft wing.
the collaboration logo is also embossed on the seat headrests of the aircraft (lift) and debossed on the seat headrests of the car (downforce), as well as featured on the aircraft sideledge, speaker grills, and mounted near the main door. each pairing also features a special badge, representing one of only ten delivered. the customer will have the option to select the location of a blue chip, reflective of their position among the ten units, according to their preference.
‘this is the perfect marriage of car and jet, as personified by the exclusive collaboration logo,’ says jay beever, vice president of embraer design operations. ‘the logo brings together the aeronautical requirement of lift — depicted by the phenom 300E winglet — with the automotive requirement of downforce — depicted by the rear wing of the flagship 911. to further solidify this symbiotic partnership, the aircraft registration number appears on both the car’s rear wing and the sides of its key.’
the exclusive porsche 911 turbo S can only be purchased in tandem with its sibling phenom 300E. to mark the collaboration, ‘duet’ customers will also receive a custom luggage set as well as a special edition porsche design 1919 globe timer UTC titanium-case watch inspired by the aircraft’s cockpit. ten limited-edition pairs of the ‘duet’ are now available for order with deliveries to begin in 2021.