Embraer and Porsche have announced a limited-edition Phenom 300E and Porsche 911 Turbo S pairing. Each shares similar exterior and interior elements designed through a collaboration of the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer and German carmaker. Deliveries will begin in 2021.
Called Duet, the $10.9 million package is limited to just 10 pairs and also includes a special three-piece baggage set and exclusive Swiss titanium wristwatch that matches the clocks found on the panels of the limited-edition Phenom 300Es and Porsche 911s. “Duet is an exclusive package developed in a unique design collaboration with Porsche. This combination will only be available through this one-time-only pairing,” said Michael Amalfitano, president and CEO of Embraer Executive Jets. “In the spirit of delivering the ultimate customer experience, we are fusing two of the most notable brands in the aerospace and automotive industries.”
The companies have also designed an exclusive collaboration logo that “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.” This logo is embossed on the seat headrests of the car and aircraft, as well as featured on the aircraft side ledge, speaker grills, and mounted near the main door. To further solidify the symbiotic pairing, the aircraft registration number appears on both the car’s rear wing and the sides of its key, said Jay Beever, v-p of Embraer design operations.
Design inspiration for the aircraft mirrors that of the car, and vice versa, he added. For example, the sew style on the Phenom 300E seat was patterned after that of the 911 Turbo S, and the seats in both vehicles feature red pull straps, a Speed Blue accent stitch, and carbon-fiber shrouds to create a shared connection. The cockpit seats of the Phenom 300E were also redesigned to match the car.
The aircraft and car also share the same exterior paint pallette and general scheme—the upper part with platinum silver metallic paint, transitioning to jet gray metallic at the bottom. Dividing the two paint colors is a trim strip with lines in brilliant chrome and speed blue. Further, the air intakes of the 911 Turbo S are painted in brilliant chrome to match the Phenom 300E’s nacelle leading edges.
LED door projectors on the 911 also cast the Duet collaboration logo on the ground, while the door sill trims feature a “No Step” plate, mirroring the messaging on the Phenom’s wing.