Embraer and Porsche have collaborated to create Duet, a limited edition Embraer Phenom 300E aircraft and Porsche 911 Turbo S car pairing. The companies will produce just ten pairs of business jets and sports cars.
“Duet is an exclusive package developed in a unique design collaboration with Porsche. This rare, refined combination will only be available through this one-time-only pairing,” says 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, 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.”
“Porsche and Embraer share a host of common values,” says Alexander Fabig, VP of individualisation and classic at 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.”
The exclusive collaboration logo is embossed on the seat headrests of the aircraft and debossed on the seat headrests of the car, as well as featured on the aircraft side ledge, 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.
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 fibre shrouds to create a shared connection. The cockpit seats of the Phenom 300E 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.
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 revolutionary 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 exclusive Duet Porsche 911 Turbo S can only be purchased in tandem with its sibling Phenom 300E. To mark this first ever 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. Ten limited-edition pairs of the Duet are now available for order. Deliveries will begin in 2021.