The American animation studio known for its commercially successful computer-animated feature films, Pixar Animation Studios, has given us some of the most memorable movies and characters. It has produced 26 feature films, starting with Toy Story including others like The Incredibles, Monster Inc., Up, Inside out, Cars etc.
Pixar and Porsche are now working together to create a custom car whose proceedings will be given to charity Organizations. This proves that it’s not just money that Disney is after but it genuinely wants to show its love while working for a good cause.
The Heartwarming venture of Pixar and Porsche
To mark the 20th anniversary of the Pixar Animation Studios’ fan-favourite Cars, Pixar has teamed up with Porsche to create a real-life version of a beloved Cars character. Directed by John Lasseter, Cars was the final film independently produced by Pixar after its purchase by Disney in January 2006.
Inspired by one of the most beloved 911 models of all, the Porsche “911 Sally Special” pays homage to the character of Sally Carrera of Cars movie and will be the only one that will ever be made.
The project began in November 2021 and the Car will be auctioned. This isn’t just about auctioning off a cool item, but giving back to good causes too.
The Vice President of Communications, Sustainability and Politics at Porsche AG, Dr. Sebastian Rudolph said that by bringing the character of Sally to real life, they want to help people in need and support them, just like the character of the film.
“Vehicles need a face and a story. And Pixar’s film Cars did just that, by bringing them to life on the big screen. The story conveys values such as friendship, love and mutual support – and in the middle of it all is a Porsche: ‘Sally Carrera.’ Together with Pixar, we have brought the spirit of Sally to life in a new way, not on the screen, but off the screen. 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.”
Say hello to the 911 Sally Special, inspired by Sally Carrera, the beloved 2002 Porsche 911 from @Pixar's movie Cars. Only one has been created. It will be auctioned by @rmsothebys on Aug 20 in Monterey, CA to support @girls_inc & @UNRefugeeAgency. Visit: https://t.co/WvagnehPR2 pic.twitter.com/IxCoUobXm3
— Porsche (@Porsche) August 12, 2022
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The proceedings from the auction will be given as charity to Girls Inc. which encourages all girls to be “Strong, Smart, and Bold” through direct service and advocacy and USA for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, mandated to aid and protect refugees, forcibly displaced communities, and stateless people.
About Porsche’s 911 Sally Special
Produced in Zuffenhausen, the project is as special as it gets, after all, there will only be one actual unit. Boris Apenbrink, Head of Vehicles at Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur explains:
“911 Sally Special is based on the fastest and most agile variant of the 911 Carrera model line, the 911 Carrera GTS. The car is equipped with a manual gearbox, tapping into Sally Carrera’s passion for driving, The customisation elements are detailed and extensive. 911 Sally Special was one of the most intense, emotional and detailed projects our team has worked on. One example is that the car is painted in Sally blue metallic, a custom paint that was hand-applied specifically for this project. We also thought of Sally’s tattoo, of course. Implementing that was a very special challenge.”
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For the first time, Porsche Design has introduced a three-tone design for its interiors and the catchphrase, ‘Kachow’, made famous by Lightning McQueen can also be seen on the car.
The winning bidder of ‘911 Sally Special’ will receive other special items created during the car’s building (which are mostly handmade) including a matching Porsche Design watch, the original colour molds used to finalize the car’s paint, the show plates for the car, a book chronicling the car’s design and development, and other items that are also one-of-a-kind.
The future owner of the Porsche ‘911 Sally Special’ will also be a proud host of a beautifully crafted blue key, made in the shape of the car itself.
The auction will be held on August 20, 2022, by RM Sotheby as part of California’s Monterey Car Week.