On Thursday, Porsche announced a unique partnership with Embraer, the Brazilian aircraft maker,media CNET reported. Wealthy socialites buying limited-edition Phenom 300E aircraft will also get a matching 911 Turbo S sports car. The partnership, called Duet, aims to bring together the two products with the highest performance in their respective market segments.
Porsche’s next-generation 911 Turbo S has been described as the fastest and most powerful 911 Turbo ever. With its 640 horsepower and handling, it accelerates by just 2.6 seconds in 100 km.
Embraer’s Phenom 300E, on the other hand, is known as the “King of Speed”. In a single-person jet, it is the fastest and longest-range. It has a high-speed cruising speed of 464 mph (534 mph) and a range of 2,313 miles (2,313 miles) with five passengers. Two Universal jet engines provide nearly 7,000 pounds of thrust, making the plane fly at an altitude of 45,000 feet.
The Phenom 300E is designed to greatly increase passenger comfort, with the largest windows in its class, the highest boost in light aircraft and even a private washroom.
Aircraft and cars are painted in two colors, with platinum-silver metal on the upper layer and Jet Gray metallic on the lower layer. The decorative strips rendered in chrome and blue make them more vivid. The two companies also designed a special logo for the partnership. It is a combination of a stylized aircraft wing and a 911 Turbo S rear spoiler equipped with a sports design kit. This sign is used in both cars and airplanes.
A number of unique embellishments make this 911 even more special. Its corresponding aircraft personal registration number is available under the rear wing and on both sides of the key foder. The red glowing threshold says “No Step”, which is another voice for the aviation community. This special logo appears on the B-pillar-mounted badge, which also has 10 small rectangles corresponding to the number of Duet suits to be sold. Naturally, this badge will be repeated on the plane.
These limited edition 911 rolls are mounted on special alloy wheels, which are painted silver and decorated in blue on the rim. The air inerating and window trims on the side of the body are made of bright chrome. In the car, drivers and passengers will enjoy a handcrafted cockpit from Porsche’s exclusive manufacturing plant, which is not available in ordinary mass-produced vehicles. This gives the buyer a two-color scheme of black and chalk leather, highlighted by blue stitches. The steering wheel is also two-color, with contrasting tones that make it vaguely like an airplane joystick. The carbon fiber trim on the Alcantara roof and seats further enhances the interior.
Porsche and Embraer also offer in-room hoods, a matching suitcase, and a special edition 1919 Globetimer UTC watch.
The two companies will only offer 10 limited-edition Duet portfolios. They are now accepting orders, which will begin delivery in 2021, but the price has not yet been announced. Individually, the Porsche 911 Turbo S starts at more than $200,000.