The strictly limited edition is the result of a cooperation between the two brands. Named “Duet”, it is based on the two sportiest and most successful products from each segment. The project team comprised members of Embraer’s executive jet design and marketing departments in Melbourne/Florida (USA), the Porsche design department “Style Porsche” in Weissach (Germany), Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur in Stuttgart (Germany) and Studio F.A. Porsche in Zell am See (Austria).
Porsche and Embraer: high performance on land and in the air
Both brands have the same goal: apart from a unique experience, they offer customers all over the world exclusive products that can be personalised and enhanced in almost infinite ways. “Porsche and Embraer share a host of common values,” says Alexander Fabig, Head of Personalisation and Classic at Porsche. “As part of our cooperation, we are using the know-how of both brands to jointly develop a one-of-a-kind duo of a sports car and jet that appeals to both customer groups.” The special edition – limited to ten units – is aimed above all at customers who place great importance on performance, innovation, technology and custom personalisation. At the same time, the focus for both products is on combining performance and everyday usability.
“A partnership of this magnitude could only be brought about by two innovative companies with a shared vision: to offer the ultimate customer experience. Every detail of this stellar duo was inspired by the particular standards of our discerning customers,” says Michael Amalfitano, President and CEO of Embraer Executive Jets.
The sports car and jet have the same two-tone paintwork in Platinum Silver Metallic (gloss) and matt Jet Grey Metallic (satin gloss) with trim strips in Brilliant Chrome and Speed Blue. The paint finish has been produced in a complex manual process. A logo was specially designed for the cooperation. It takes its cue from aerodynamics and is made up of a stylised aeroplane wing from the Phenom 300E and the rear wing of the flagship 911 with the Sport Design package.
The Duet logo is used on the exterior and in the interior of both products: it is embossed on the head restraints, for example, and also features on the limited-edition badge. Other design details on this very special 911 Turbo S establish a link to aviation: the individual registration of the respective jet can be found on the underside of the rear wing and on the sides of the vehicle key. The door sill trims feature “No step” lettering illuminated in red. The dial on the stopwatch from the Sport Chrono package has a printed-on artificial horizon.
About the Phenom 300E
The Phenom 300E is the fastest and longest-ranged single-pilot jet, with a high-speed cruise of 464 knots and a five-occupant range of 3,724 km (2,010 nautical miles) with NBAA IRF reserves. With the best climb and field performance in its class, the Phenom 300E costs less to operate and maintain than its peers. The aircraft is capable of flying at 13,716 metres (45,000 feet), powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW535E1 engines with 3,478 pounds (15.47 kN) of thrust each. The Phenom 300E offers a spacious cabin with the Embraer DNA design and its baggage compartment is among the largest in its category.
The largest windows in the class deliver abundant natural lighting in the cabin as well as in the private lavatory. The comfort of the seats, with recline and full movement capability, is enhanced by the best pressurisation among light jets (6,600 ft. maximum cabin altitude). The Phenom 300E features distinct temperature zones for pilots and passengers, a wardrobe and refreshment centre, voice and data communications options, and an entertainment system.
The pilot-friendly cockpit enables single-pilot operation and offers the advanced Prodigy Touch Flight Deck, based on the acclaimed Garmin 3000 avionics suite. The features it carries from a class above include single-point refuelling, externally serviced lavatory and an airstair.