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August 13, 2022

Porsche, Pixar Collaborate On This One-Of-One 911: The Sally Special

Porsche and Pixar Animation Studios have unveiled a very special Porsche inspired by one of the most popular 911s: Sally Carrera, the famous car from Disney and Pixar’s animated film Cars.

Like Sally Carrera, the 911 Sally Special is one of a kind. There will only be one 911 Sally Special—and it’s the first time that Pixar has supported such a project. The one-off car will be auctioned by RM Sotheby’s on Saturday, 20 August 2022 as part of Monterey Car Week in California. Auction proceeds will be donated to two charities. A portion of the proceeds will benefit young women through a donation to Girls Inc. The second portion will go to USA for UNHCR, an organization that supports refugees from Ukraine.

The project began in November 2021 and united members of the original Cars team that brought both the film character and life-size Sally Carrera to life more than 20 years ago. The team included Jay Ward, Creative Director of Franchise at Pixar Animation Studios, and Bob Pauley, the Production Designer who first drew Sally Carrera for the Cars film. They were assisted by members of the Sonderwunsch team at Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur in Stuttgart and designers from Style Porsche in Weissach. The team worked together for ten months and the result is a unique factory one-off.

The 911 Sally Special is based on the fastest and most agile variant of the 911 Carrera model line, the 480 horsepower 911 Carrera GTS. The car is equipped with a manual gearbox, tapping into Sally Carrera's passion for driving.

The one-off is finished in a custom paint job called Sallybluemetallic, hand-applied specifically for the project. Porsche also thought of Sally’s tattoo as well as the Tur-bo-look rims which were reinterpreted by Style Porsche designers. The five-arm de-sign, adapted to the 20-/21-inch dimensions of the current 911 generation are manufactured specially for the 911 Sally Special.

Inside, the 911 Sally Special features a special Pepita houndstooth fabric upholstery in three colors, combined with chalk-colored leather and stitching in Speed Blue.

In addition to the car itself, the auction also includes other highlights, most notably a unique chronograph by Porsche Design, also created in collaboration with Pixar. Like the car itself, the colored ring is painted in Sallybluemetallic. The chalk-colored leather strap with Speed Blue stitching underscores the sporty design of the unique timepiece. The strap can be quickly and easily swapped out for a second strap in Speed Blue with chalk-colored stitching, without the need for any tools. Like the vehicle, the chronograph has a limited edition marking on the back of the case.

The one-of-a-kind piece is powered by a COSC-certified Porsche Design WERK 01.100 movement. The 911 Sally Special Chronograph was precision engineered and manufactured at Porsche's own watchmaking facility in Solothurn, Switzerland. The auction will also feature a special indoor car cover from Porsche Tequipment, a wheel rack with an additional wheel set consisting of Carrera Exclusive Design wheels, a book on the development and production of the one-off model and original drawings by designers Shuichi Yamashita and Bob Pauley.

The 911 Sally Special will be auctioned by RM Sotheby’s on Saturday, August 20 during Monterey Car Week in California. Only U.S. citizens are eligible to participate. 911 Sally Special will be available for viewing during auction week in Monterey.

To view the action of the Porsche 911 Sally Special, click here.

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