Embraer and Porsche collaborate for limited-edition car and aircraft pair


In a collaboration aimed at enabling a seamless experience for customers, Embraer and Porsche have created specially paired designs for the Phenom 300E light jet and Porsche 911 Turbo S sports car.

The companies will produce 10 pairs of the aircraft and car for this limited-edition programme. The order book is now open, with deliveries to begin in 2021.

The Duet interior for the Phenom 300E light jet

The Duet interior for the Phenom 300E light jet

“Duet is an exclusive package developed in a unique design collaboration with Porsche,” said Michael Amalfitano, president and CEO, Embraer Executive Jets. “This rare, refined combination will only be available through this one-time-only pairing. In the spirit of delivering the ultimate customer experience, we are fusing two of the most notable brands in the aerospace and automotive industries, bringing together the pinnacle in production sports cars with the market benchmark in light jets, once again proving that we don’t simply follow trends – we create them.”

Designed in tandem, Duet fuses speed and style, luxury and power – signatures of both the Phenom 300E and Porsche 911 Turbo S. Both the jet and the car feature a customised interior and paint scheme inspired by one another.

“Porsche and Embraer share a host of common values,” said Alexander Fabig, vice president, individualisation and classic, Porsche. “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.”

One of the unique elements of the Phenom 300E Duet interior is the special seat design

One of the unique elements of the Phenom 300E Duet interior is the special seat design

“This is the perfect marriage of car and jet, as personified by the exclusive collaboration logo,” said 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 Phenom 300E Duet seat design is aligned with that of the Porsche 911 Turbo S

The Phenom 300E Duet seat design is aligned with that of the Porsche 911 Turbo S

The collaboration logo is embossed (representing lift) on the aircraft’s seat headrests and debossed (representing downforce) on the car’s seat headrests. It also features on the aircraft sideledge and speaker grills, and is mounted near the main door.

Each pairing also features a special badge, representing one of only 10 delivered. The customer will have the option to select the location of a blue chip, reflective of their position among the 10 units, according to their preference.

To create a seamless transition, design inspiration for the aircraft mirrors that of the car, and vice versa. For example, 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 fibre shrouds. The Phenom 300E’s cockpit seats were redesigned to match the car.

In the 911 Turbo S, Porsche introduced a unique colour 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, in 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.

Inside the Duet edition of the Porsche 911 Turbo S

Inside the Duet edition of the Porsche 911 Turbo S

The aircraft and car share the same exterior paint pallet and general scheme. For the first time, Porsche has combined gloss and satin-gloss paintwork. The upper part of the car is finished with Platinum Silver Metallic, transitioning to Jet Grey Metallic at the bottom. Dividing the two paint colours is a trim strip with lines in Brilliant Chrome and Speed Blue.

The car is entirely hand-painted, which is unique to this project and reflective of the Phenom 300E paint process.

The alloy wheels of the 911 Turbo S are painted in Platinum Silver Metallic, using a laser process to expose a Speed Blue underlay on the rim flange. The air intakes of the 911 Turbo S are painted in Brilliant Chrome to match the leading-edge nacelles of the aircraft.

The LED door projectors cast the Duet collaboration logo on the ground, and the door sill trims feature ‘No Step’ lettering, like the messaging on an aircraft wing.

The car's steering wheel is inspired by the Phenom 300E's yoke

The car’s steering wheel is inspired by the Phenom 300E’s yoke

The Duet Porsche 911 Turbo S can only be purchased in tandem with its sibling Phenom 300E.

To mark this first collaboration between Embraer, Porsche and Porsche Design, Duet customers will also receive a custom Duet logo luggage set with a pilot’s bag and two weekenders, as well as a special-edition Porsche Design 1919 Globe timer UTC titanium-case watch inspired by the aircraft’s cockpit.

The Porsche 911 Turbo S

The Porsche 911 Turbo S

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Izzy has been part of the Business Jet Interiors International team since its second issue, and the editor since 2011. She also edits Auditoria and Railway Interiors International. Outside of work, Izzy is rediscovering her love of art by learning how to paint with watercolors.

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