Porsche Sally Special

Porsche 911 Sally Special

Porsche New Zealand have shared a press release on the Porsche 911 Sally Special: a one-of-a-kind piece for a good cause. Read the press release below.

Porsche Sally special exterior

Porsche in collaboration with Pixar Studios has 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.

There will only be one 911 Sally Special and the one-off car will be auctioned by RM Sotheby’s on Saturday, 20 August 2022. The auction proceeds will be donated to two charities. A portion of the proceeds will benefit young women through a donation to Girls INC and the second portion will go to USA for UNHCR, an organisation that supports refugees from Ukraine.

The project began in November 2021 where the united members of the original Car team brought both the film character and life-size Sally Carrera to life. The team worked for ten months – resulting in a unique factory one-off.

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.

Porsche sally special interior

Porsche, together with Pixar has brought the spirit of Sally to life, successfully conveying its character in the vehicle.

Boris Apenbrink, Director of Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur vehicles says that the “911 Sally Special is based on the fastest and most agile variant of the 911 Carrera model line, the 480-PS 911 Carrera GTS.” The car is equipped with a manual gearbox, tapping into Sally Carrera’s passion for driving.

Sally Carrera’s Turbo-look rims were reinterpreted by Style Porsche designers in Weissach and manufactured 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.

911 Sally’s interior was also inspired by Sally Carrera’s character. Porsche interior designer, Daniela Milošević who led the team to design the new blue color and the vehicle’s interior says “we were given complete freedom, which was great! In the film, Sally Carrera was a lawyer from California who valued style and elegance. At the same time, she was down-to-earth and fun-loving.”

The customisation elements on the 911 Sally special are detailed and extensive. The car is painted in Sallybluemetallic, a custom paint that was hand-applied specifically for this project. The colour is also used in the interior creating both obvious and subtle details that the future vehicle owner will love.

The vehicle’s interior highlight features such as the special Pepita houndstooth fabric upholstery in three colours, combined with chalk-coloured leather and stitching in Speed Blue which underscores the sporty design of the unique timepiece. The strap can also be swapped out for a second strap in Speed Blue with chalk-coloured stitching, without the need for any tools.

Finally, the 911 Sally Special is built for usability and practicality and is meant to be driven often and gladly.

Porsche sally special back view
Porsche Sally special front view

“With this one-off street legal 911, the “Sally Special”, which we are auctioning for charity, we want to help people who urgently need support, quite in keeping with the spirit of the film character.” – Dr. Sebastian Rudolph, Vice President Communications, Sustainability and Politics at Porsche AG

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