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Porsche Taycan Set To Feature In Star Wars?

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There's something brewing in a galaxy far, far away.

The Star Wars universe is filled with interesting vehicles including X-Wing Star Fighters, AT-AT Walkers, and of course, the Millennium Falcon. But among all the interesting space ships, there haven't been too many vehicles resembling a real-world car. This hasn't stopped Nissan from building Star Wars-themed vehicles including the Rogue One Star Wars Edition of the Rogue crossover.

The Rogue was the perfect car to receive a Star Wars Edition due to the shared name with the film but aside from a few badges, it was pretty much just a boring crossover. For the upcoming Star Wars Episode 9, 'The Rise Of Skywalker,' Lucasfilm is partnering with a variety of companies to promote the film: Bose, United Airlines, General Electric, McDonald's, Samsung Mobile, General Mills, Dannon, and Porsche.

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The eight companies each took to social media to reveal Babu Frik (pictured below), a new character set to appear in the film. Babu Frik is a tiny droidsmith who works among the Spice Runners of Kijimi and can "reprogram or modify virtually any droid, regardless of the security measures protecting its systems." Perhaps he will play a role in repairing R2-D2 in the upcoming film.

Porsche shared a video on social featuring a Taycan Turbo driving towards what appears to be a First Order fighter with the caption "Porsche and Star Wars. These two worlds are about to collide in spectacular fashion." The automaker also released a statement on the partnership: "Porsche is excited to collaborate with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. The timeless design of these iconic brands will be celebrated in a way that is sure to ignite enthusiasm among two of the most passionate fan-bases in the galaxy. The collaboration coincides with both the release of Star Wars: 'The Rise of Skywalker,' and the US launch of the all-new, fully electric Porsche Taycan, marking a seminal moment in the history of Porsche."

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We still do not know if the Star Wars partnership will go any further than a cool advertisement. It seems unlikely that the Taycan would actually appear in the film but perhaps Porsche will release some Star Wars-themed sounds - like a lightsaber activating or a ship going into hyperdrive - that can be played through the car's speakers. More information about the partnership will reportedly be released closer to the film's release on December 20, 2019.

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