“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.”
Creating a real version of the animated car was no easy task. The project began in November 2021 and was only completed recently. It was, however, an enjoyable journey for both companies involved.
“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?”
An effort that paid off
The engineers encountered many challenges when bringing the car to life.
“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,” explains Boris Apenbrink, Director of Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur vehicles.