derived from a Carrera GTS, this one-off pays homage to Sally from the movie Cars


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Thing promised, thing due. At the start of 2022, Porsche announced that it was partnering with the Pixar studio to develop a Porsche 911 derived from Sally Carrera, Lightning McQueen’s companion in the animated film Cars. Called 911 Sally Special, this version is shown to the public and sold at auction during Monterey Car Week 2022, in California (United States).

To be homologated on the road, this 911 Sally Special is necessarily devoid of the large blue eyes that appear on the windshield of Sally Carrera in the film. It simply sports a blue body color, called Sally Blue Metallic. The car receives specific badges, 20 and 21 inch five-spoke wheels inspired by those of the 911 type 996 on which Sally Carrera is based, and even hides Sally’s tattoo under its movable spoiler.

A 480 horsepower flat-six under the rear hood

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Based on the 911 Carrera GTS, the 911 Sally Special is powered by a 480 horsepower flat-six for 570 Nm of torque, which is associated with a seven-speed manual gearbox. This engine should allow the one-off to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.4 seconds, while its maximum speed is theoretically set at 311 km/h.

An elegant interior upholstery

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The interior of this Porsche 911 Sally Special is no exception. The German manufacturer and the American animation studio have applied the Sally Blue Metallic color to part of the dashboard and the center console. The seat upholstery is made of Pepita houndstooth fabric, combined with chalk-coloured leather and Speed ​​Blue stitching.

The attention to detail common to Porsche and Pixar

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On board, many details recall the inspiration of this Porsche 911 Sally. The drive mode selector is renamed “Kachow! Mode”, and the name Sally Special is inscribed on the dashboard and on the door sills. The Cars logo is embossed on the seats. A watch signed Porsche Design is finally offered in a limited edition with the car.

Sold at auction on August 20, 2022

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The auction of the Porsche 911 Sally Special is organized by RM Sotheby’s, it takes place on Saturday August 20, 2022. Inevitably, the price of this one-off should be much higher than that of the basic 911 Carrera GTS, set at 149 486€.

As expected, Porsche intends to donate the profits from the sale of the 911 Sally Special to several charities. A portion will go to Girls, Inc., while the other is earmarked for the United Nations Refugee Agency to support Ukrainian refugees.

In short

Like Lightning McQueen, she marked the fans of the animated film Cars. Sally Carrera is the inspiration for a new one-off developed by Porsche in collaboration with Pixar. The German manufacturer thus presents the Porsche 911 Sally Special, a 992 Carrera GTS which sports a new body color, called Sally Blue Metallic. The car also receives specific badges, rims inspired by those of Sally and even the tattoo of the girlfriend of Lightning McQueen under its movable spoiler. The interior is not to be outdone, it contains blue elements as well as Pepita houndstooth fabric upholstery. Blue stitching is present, as is an embossed Cars logo on the seats. Sold at auction on August 20, 2022 during Monterey Car Week, this Porsche 911 Sally Special is powered by a 480 horsepower flat-six. Proceeds from the sale will go to charity.

Quentin Gueroult



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