This article first appeared on the Forbes.com website and then republished on the RM Sotheby’s website where I saw it.
Porsche, Pixar And RM Sotheby’s Team To Create New ‘Sally Carrera’ To Benefit Charities
By Michael Harley a ‘Forbes’ Contributor.
Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of “Sally Carrera” – one of the stars of the animated film series, Cars – Porsche, Pixar, and RM Sotheby’s are collaborating to build a modern-day reincarnation of the famed 911 Porsche-bodied female lead. The fully functional vehicle will be auctioned at a future date to raise money for charities that help children.
Sally Carrera was based on a 2002 Porsche 911 (996-generation) created by a small team from Pixar led by Cars Production Designer Bob Pauley and Creative Director Jay Ward. For the film, the team at Pixar altered the iconic sports car and brought Sally to life by shortening the vehicle’s wheelbase, increasing the size of the windscreen, and simplifying the exterior (e.g., removing small accessories such as windshield wipers). In addition, Sally was given lifelike human eyes and a petite mouth, yet the instantly recognizable shape of the Porsche 911 was retained.
Two decades later, the team at Pixar is back at it. But this time, they have set their sights on the current 2022 Porsche 911 (992-generation). Working in conjunction with Style Porsche in Weissach, and Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur, in Zuffenhausen, Germany, the team will build one road legal, “Sally Carrera,” in metallic Sally Blue. The objective isn’t to create a clone of 996-based Sally but to incorporate what Sally would look like today. Once complete, the “Sally Blue Metallic” recreation will be auctioned off to raise money for children.
The collaboration has announced that proceeds from the auction will support life-changing programs for girls and young women through Girls Inc. and the USA for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, to provide aid to children and their families affected by the conflict in Ukraine.
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