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Porsche 911 Sally Special Is a Real-Life, Sally Carrera, and It’s Headed to Auction

Porsche was built with the help of a very famous cartoon character. Unlike other Porsches, the Sally Special has lower angles and its bright colors are a little bit deranged.

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911 by Disney and Pixar The rear-engine sports car from the German manufacturer is available only in Sally Special form.

It has a seven-speed manual transmission and is based on the 911 Carrera GTS with 473 horsepower.

The Sally Special takes many inspirations from Sally Carrera of the Cars fame while lacking eyes and a mouth.

UPDATE 8/22/2022: The one-of-a-kind Porsche 911 Sally Special was sold by RM Auctions for $3,600,000 after intense bidding, with the money going to Girls Inc. and USA for UNHCR.

Despite the fact that Disney and Pixar’s Cars premiered in theaters in the summer of 2006, the movie’s production actually began in 2002, when production designer Bob Pauley originally drew the character of Sally Carrera. Sally is an anthropomorphic Porsche 911 Carrera, as implied by her last name. Specifically, a 2002 Porsche 911 Carrera, also referred to by enthusiasts as a 911 from the 996 generation.

Despite the fact that the movie Cars is just 16 years old, Sally is celebrating 20 years since she left the animated Zuffenhausen plant. The Cars team collaborated with Porsche to produce a unique 2022 Porsche 911 that carries the mark Sally Special in honor of her emerald anniversary.

The Sally Special, based on the 473-hp Carrera GTS trim, gives the current 992-series 911 characteristics of the Radiator Springs lawyer. As a result, Porsche also used several 996-generation Sally Special design cues. This contains replicas of Sally’s silver five-spoke wheels, staggered rear badging, and silver headlamp surrounds (and of 911s of her era). Porsche and Pixar chose not to replace the Sally Special’s windscreen or front grille with large eyes and a mouth. They didn’t even engage Bonnie Hunt to provide the in-dash navigation system’s voice direction.

The Sally Special’s Sally Blue Metallic shade, a distinctive tint that requires manual application, is undoubtedly its most prominent feature. The engine lid, front and rear fascias, and other elements of the car that Porsche keeps in black on the standard Carrera GTS, are also covered in Sally Blue Metallic.

Raising the rear spoiler of the Sally Special shows a decal that matches Sally’s pinstripes, which she acquired while she was a Los Angeles lawyer living life to the fullest. Sally deserves praise for accomplishing so much in the four years that passed between her final assembly and the Cars movie’s theatrical release.

The Sally Special’s interior is decorated with a variety of customized details, much like its exterior. The trim elements in the cabin are Sally Blue Metallic, which goes well with the Chalk leather seats that have stitching in Speed Blue and Chalk as well as the Pepita inserts that have a black, Chalk, and Speed Blue color scheme. Other interior features of the Sally Special are dotted with Speed Blue and Chalk, with the latter appearing on the center marker of the steering wheel and the shift pattern display of the gear knob for the seven-speed manual transmission.

Other distinctive features include a printing indicating the car’s uniqueness on the dashboard above the glovebox, backlit Sally Special doorsill guards, and a special “Kachow Mode” that takes the place of the standard Sport Response button on the drive mode switch situated on the steering wheel.

The Sally Special is still available, unlike the majority of limited-edition Porsche models, which are frequently sold out before they are ever announced. This is due to the fact that the vehicle will be auctioned off by Porsche and Pixar at a future RM Sotheby’s event in Monterey, California.

The sale, which takes place on August 20, will raise money for two charities: USA for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, which works to aid the numerous refugees compelled to flee the Ukraine as a result of Russian aggression, and Girls Inc., a nonprofit that works with girls between the ages of five and 18 and provides them with the tools and support needed to successfully navigate life’s challenges. Girls Inc. receives the highest rating of four stars from nonprofit rating agency Charity Navigator. Meanwhile, the USA for UNHCR only receives two stars.

The winning bidder will also get the Sally Special’s keys, a matching Porsche Design watch, a second set of wheels with a rack to install track tires on, a special car cover, the car’s original color molds, its show plates, and a special book with details on the history of the Sally Special.