While we’re still a few years away from the 20th anniversary of Pixar’s animated film Cars, Porsche has announced a new one-off 911 that will be auctioned off for charity at Monterey Car Week in honour of the movie’s lead character’s 20th birthday.
2002 996-generation 911 Carrera is used as a vehicle by Sally Carrera, a lawyer in Radiator Springs. Lightning McQueen, the NASCAR hero of the Cars franchise, is a love interest for Sally throughout the film and following sequels. With a pinstripe “tattoo” on her spoiler and turbo twist-style wheels, Sally stands out.
The next Porsche 911 is a 992-generation vehicle that seems to be a Carrera GTS with a manual transmission and will be entirely road legal (without eyes for a windscreen). One of Pixar’s production designers, Bob Pauley, worked with Porsche’s design and Exclusive Manufaktur teams, as did creative director Jay Ward.
Additional external details, including a modern rendition of Sally’s wheels, special logos, more silver trim, and of course the tattoo will be added to the new car’s design. Custom side sills, extra emblems, and a light-colored interior are all part of the new design. Due to the fact that this is a limited-edition Porsche, it will also come with a unique timepiece, unique luggage, a tangible map of Radiator Springs, a unique owner’s handbook, and books that chronicle the creation process itself.
According to Porsche, the crew has been working on this idea for a few months, but the continuing conflict in Ukraine has caused them to step up their efforts. UNHCR (UN Refugee Agency) and Girls Inc. (Girls Inc.) will benefit from the auction’s proceeds, which will be used to fund long-term education initiatives for girls in the United States. This comes after other automakers, like Porsche, withdrew from Russia. All of Porsche’s models have been put on hold due to a lack of components.
More details on the manufacture of Sally Carrera will be released later this year as the project advances, Porsche stated at SXSW in Austin, Texas. On August 20, RM Sotheby’s will auction off the vehicle.