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“We asked ourselves: if Sally were built today as a road-approved model, what would she look like?” said Jay Ward, Creative Director of Franchise of Pixar Animation Studios.
Porsche and Pixar have unveiled the 911 Sally Special – a one-off edition of the 911 Carrera GTS inspired by Cars’ Sally Carrera.
The one-off car will be auctioned by RM Sotheby’s on Saturday, August 20th as part of Monterey Car Week in California. Auction proceeds will be donated to two charities, Girls Inc and USA for UNHCR.
“We had great fun creating 911 Sally Special and it’s the first time we’ve worked on a project of this kind,” said Jay Ward, Creative Director of Franchise of Pixar Animation Studios.
“We decided early on that we wanted to create a completely drivable 911 – inspired by Sally Carrera, but just not an exact copy. Sally Carrera loves to drive – that was our inspiration. We asked ourselves: if Sally were built today as a road-approved model, what would she look like?”
Boris Apenbrink, Director at Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur vehicles, added: “The customisation elements are detailed and extensive. 911 Sally Special was one of the most intense, emotional and detailed Sonderwunsch projects our team has worked on.
“One example is that the car is painted in Sallybluemetallic, 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.”
Porsche interior designer Daniela Milošević led the team that worked with Pixar to design the new blue colour as well as the vehicle’s interior.
“We were given complete freedom, which was great!” said Milošević.
“The special Sallybluemetallic is used in the interior as well, where it creates both obvious highlights and subtle details that will hopefully bring a smile to the future owner’s face. At the same time, it was important to us not to forget everyday usability and practicality. 911 Sally Special is meant to be driven often and gladly.
“We developed a special Pepita houndstooth fabric upholstery in three colours, combined with chalk-coloured leather and stitching in Speed Blue. Working out these details makes the project special and brings back a lot of memories of the movie and Sally Carrera.”
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