It will be for a noble cause. Porsche has created in collaboration with Pixar the 911 Sally Special based on the 911 GTS (992). This is what Sally would look like in real life. Proceeds from the auction in Monterey will go to NGOs.
Next Saturday this very special car will be auctioned, which is unique and there will be no more. The Porsche 911 Sally Special is the fruit of a collaboration between Pixar, the studio that brought the movie “Cars”, and the German manufacturer. His goal, to raise funds.
The project started in November last year, when participants from the production of the film, released 20 years ago, and Porsche designers met. They wanted to create the modern version of Sally, if it were a real car, and that in turn could be driven.
The Porsche 911 Sally Special can be driven regularly, like any other Porsche 911 GTS. Obviously it is a new generation (992), since Sally was designed from the generation of the 911 that existed at the time (996). However, the rims -unique- have been inspired by those of that 911 Carrera.
Since the purpose of the vehicle is to auction it for the highest possible price, had to be unique and not a car that anyone could configure on their own. Five-spoke style wheels turbo look They simulate the one from 20 years ago, but with the current dimensions of the GTS, which has 20 inches in front and 21 inches behind.
The color of the Sally Special is also unique, appropriately named Sally blue metallic. In addition to being a unique color, it has been painted by hand, not by robots. The sally tattoo it is hidden under the tailgate in the form of a sticker.
However, that’s not all, because the interior is also unique. They couldn’t be based on the car in the movie, as the interiors weren’t shown, so the creative team had complete freedom. The blue color is one of the motifs and is shown in various elements of the interior.
Daniela Milošević, interior designer for Porsche, was inspired by the fact that Sally was a California lawyer who loved style and elegance, but also enjoyed life and mundane details. The blue color is shown in various inserts, contrast stitching or the top centering of the steering wheel.
For the seats, the very retro Pepita fabric upholstery has been chosen, with details also in blue, combined with Chalk leather. The gear lever, corresponding to the seven-speed manual gearbox, also has the color blue and the “Sport Response” button puts something else: “Kachow Mode”.
On a mechanical level, the car does not change compared to a 911 GTS, which has a fee of more than $140,000 as standard. It does come with a few “goodies” though, like a Porsche Tequipment interior cover, the original molds to paint it, number plates for display, and a book documenting the process (yes, it will be one of a kind, too). An extra set of wheels is also provided to enter the circuit.
This unique model could fetch a very high price at auction. Only United States citizens will be able to bid.. The NGOs selected as beneficiaries will be Girls Inc.which seeks to improve the lives of girls in the US, and the UNHCRthe UN Refugee Agency, specifically for women and children displaced in the war in Ukraine.
There is no starting price, details can be consulted on the R.M. Sotheby’s website. The chassis number of this exclusive unit is WP0AB2A91NS222257. Porsche warns that does not anticipate any special series and that it will preserve the unique character of this model in an exercise of honesty.
By the way, a replica of Sally has been exhibited more than once in the Porsche Museum, with the characteristic eyes instead of the windshield and the smile on the bumper, which was created in 2005 from a 98 911. It is a functional vehicle, although not for driving on public roads.