Text: Dmitry Petrochenko

Embraer and Porsche, each distinguished by innovative engineering, outstanding performance and world-class design, will produce business jets and sports cars that will make up a package of just ten pairs. “The Duet is an exclusive package created through a unique collaboration with Porsche. This rare, exquisite combination will only be available as part of a one-time purchase of an aircraft and a car,” said Michael Amalfitano, president and CEO of Embraer Executive Jets. – In an effort to provide the best customer experience, we are combining two renowned brands in the aerospace and automotive industries, combining the pinnacle of sports car production with the benchmark of light jets. Just follow the trends – we create them.”

The Duet includes the 911 Turbo S and the Phenom 300E, the fastest and most “long-range” light business jet in the world. With its revolutionary, award-winning interior design, spacious cabin with plenty of luggage space and intuitive avionics, this well-designed machine delivers unparalleled performance, exceptional comfort and best-in-class technology at a low operating cost, and extensive functionality previously available only on much larger aircraft. The business jet’s companion vehicle is also a match for the business jet. The Turbo S is the pinnacle of the 911 and represents both high performance and user-friendliness.

“Porsche and Embraer share many common values,” comments Alexander Fabig, vice president of Porsche AG. – As part of our collaboration, we used the know-how of both brands to work together on a unique pair that appeals to a customer group that includes both jet owners and sports car owners.”

Created in tandem, the Duet combines speed and style, luxury and power – these distinctive features of both the Phenom 300E and the Porsche 911 Turbo S are also reflected in the exclusive logo in the form of two wings, applied to the headrests of the aircraft and car seats. On the center pillar of the coupe is the emblem of the project, which includes ten rectangles. One of them, blue, designates a particular specimen in the ten, and each buyer can choose the position of this rectangle in the line himself. LED projectors in the doors of the car display the logo on the pavement, symbolizing the cooperation between Porsche and Embraer.

Aviation associations are everywhere in the sports car. On the underside of the antifender and on the sides of the car key is the individual registration number of the business jet coupe corresponding to this one. An artificial horizon line appears on the stopwatch included in the Sport Chrono package. The inscription “No step” with red illumination (similar are found on some parts of the airplane’s wings) was added to the thresholds. And the package included a car cover with a “Remove before flight” tag.

The airplane and the car have the same body paint and a common color scheme. The upper part of the sports car is presented in Platinum Silver Metallic color, while the lower part is in Jet Grey Metallic. Both parts are separated by a decorative stripe with Brilliant Chrome and Speed Blue lines. The 911 Turbo S light-alloy wheels are painted in Platinum Silver Metallic using revolutionary laser technology to expose the Speed Blue backing on the rim flange. The 911 Turbo S’s chrome-plated air intakes echo the leading edge of the airplane’s nacelles.

Included with the sports car and business jet is the 1919 Globetimer UTC wristwatch, also limited to ten copies (exclusively for Duet owners). The dial is in the colors of the car and airplane and the Super-LumiNova luminescent material reveals light green hands and a blue “runway” in the dark. In addition, the set includes a pilot’s suitcase and two travel bags. This is the result of the collaboration of several departments: the design and marketing department of Embraer Executive Jets in Melbourne (Florida, USA), Style Porsche in Weissach (Germany), Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur in Stuttgart (Germany) and Studio F.A. Porsche in Zell am See (Austria). Deliveries of the unique package will begin in 2021.

Photo courtesy of newsroom.porsche.com