Porsche has whipped the wraps off the 911 Sally Special, a 992-generation Carrera GTS-based one-off inspired by Sally Carrera, the famous (996-generation) car from Disney and Pixar’s animated film Cars. According to the German manufacturer, this is the first time the former company has supported such a project. 

Sally Special

“We had great fun creating [the] 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: What would she look like if Sally were built today as a road-approved model?”

The 911 Sally Special’s bodywork is finished in (hand-applied) Sallybluemetallic, a bespoke hue created explicitly for the project. This colour was carried over to the interior, where it’s been applied to several trim bits. The one-off also features Sally’s tattoo at the rear. The car rides on reinterpreted Turbo-look wheels, designed especially for the Sally Special. 

Based on the 992-generation 911 Carrera GTS, this model is equipped with a 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged flat-six engine, which, here, is coupled with a manual transmission. The petrol motor produces 353 kW and 570 Nm of torque. 

This one-of-a-kind 911 will be auctioned by RM Sotheby’s on 20 August 2022 as part of Monterey Car Week in California. Proceeds from the auction will be donated to a duo of charities. A portion of the proceeds will benefit young women through a donation to Girls Inc. The second portion will go to the charity USA for UNHCR, an organisation supporting refugees from Ukraine. 

“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,” said Dr Sebastian Rudolph, Vice President Communications, Sustainability and Politics at Porsche AG.