There are models that are destined to make history and that is what happens when the animation and automotive industries join forces to generate a unique and exclusive model that has not left anyone indifferent. This is the case of Porsche and Pixar Animation Studios, which have stepped forward and have auctioned an ultra-limited edition of the Porsche 911 Sally Special, the proceeds of which will go entirely to social and charitable purposes.
For this special commercial union, Pixar has decided to make history by bringing this special collaboration for the first time. Taking advantage of the Monterrey Automobile Week, they decided to present this model in society, being the center of attention in a day that they will always remember. So much so, that the winning bid came by phone: 3.6 million euros. This figure is the record for a new Porsche sold at auction, according to RM Sotheby’s.
The project that has already become a reality began in November 2021, when members of the original Cars team, who brought the film character to life more than 20 years ago and the current Sally Carrera in real size, were brought together. The team included Jay Ward, Creative Director of Franchises at Pixar Animation Studios, and Bob Pauley, the Production Designer who first drew Sally Carrera for the film. How The result of ten months of tireless work came this Porsche 911 Sally Special.
“The 911 Sally Special is based on the GTS variant of the 911 Carrera range, with 480 horsepower. It is equipped with a manual gearbox, in line with Sally Carrera’s passion for driving,” says Boris Apenbrink, Head of Vehicles at Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur.
This unique piece is powered by a Porsche Design WERK 01.100 movement certified by the COSC. The 911 Sally Special Chronograph has been precisely designed and manufactured at Porsche’s watchmaking facility in Solothurn, Switzerland. Other items included were a special Porsche Tequipment cover, a stand with an additional Carrera Exclusive Design tire set, a book on the development and production of the unique model and original drawings by designers Shuichi Yamashita and Bob Pauley.