Porsche and Pixar Animation Studios have unveiled a unique Porsche inspired by one of the most popular 911s: Sally Carrera, the famous car from Disney and Pixar’s animated film Cars. The 911 Sally Special 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.
Started in November last year, the project gathered members of the original Cars team: 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.
911 Sally Special is based on the 911 Carrera GTS. Equipped with a manual gearbox, the car is painted in Sallybluemetallic, a custom paint that was hand-applied specifically for this project. Sally Carrera’s Turbo-look rims were reinterpreted by Porsche designers in Weissach and created especially for the 911 Sally Special. The ‘five-arm design’ rim was adapted to the 20-/21-inch wheel dimensions of the current 911 generation and creates a visual link to the 911 Type 996 on which Sally Carrera is based.
Porsche interior designer Daniela Milošević guided the team that worked with Pixar to design the new blue color as well as the vehicle’s interior. The Sallybluemetallic is used in the interior together with a special Pepita houndstooth fabric upholstery that comes in three colors, combined with chalk-colored leather and stitching in Speed Blue.
In addition to the 911 Sally Special itself, the auction also includes a unique chronograph by Porsche Design. Created in collaboration with Pixar, the watch features a colored ring painted in Sallybluemetallic. The chalk-colored leather strap with Speed Blue stitching accentuates 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. 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 wheelset 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.
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