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Porsche Collabs With Pixar To Create Sally Special


Porsche and Pixar Animation Studios have collaborated to create the Porsche 911 Sally Special, a one-of-a-kind automobile inspired by Sally Carrera, from Disney and Pixar’s 2006 movie, “Cars.”

Only one Porsche 911 Sally Special will be made and it will be sold by RM Sotheby’s on August 20, 2022 with the proceeds going to charity. Those auction proceeds — the entirety of the sale price is being donated — will support young girls through Girls Inc. as well as UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, which is working to provide help to nearly 6.2 million refugees who have been displaced across Europe since the outbreak of war in Ukraine. Bidding is open to USA residents.

The Porsche 911 Sally Special will be at Monterey Car Week prior to the auction.

Members of the original “Cars” team who created both the movie car and the life-size Sally Carrera based on a 2002 Porsche 911 Carrera two decades ago reunited to create the Porsche 911 Sally Special. That team included animation industry icon Jay Ward, who is now creative director of franchise at Pixar Animation Studios, and Bob Pauley, who, as production designer for “Cars” 20 years ago.

“We decided early on that we wanted to make a drive-able 911, inspired by, but not a direct copy of Sally Carrera,” Ward says in the press release. “After all, she loved to drive – and this helped guide us. If Sally Carrera was built today in life-size, for the road, what would she look like?”

The winning bidder also will receive a second set of wheels in the “Carrera Exclusive Design” — mounted on a custom-made rack — intended for track use.

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