1980s Porsche 911 reworked by Singer

1980s Porsche 911 reworked by Singer

Singer Porsche 911 fq

Little known tuner Singer Vehicles has rolled out its first prototype, named simply the “Singer 911,” at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance last month. Based on an ’80s-era long-wheelbase 911 donor vehicle, the company strips each chassis back to its bare shell for “reinvention” into what Singer calls a “celebration of the golden air-cooled era of the world’s most important sports car.”

There’s no doubt it is a vintage Porsche 911 look. However, the Singer 911 is far from antiquated. The complete reincarnation includes chassis stiffening, new active aerodynamics, and a lightweight integral backbone structure and roll cage to improve torsional rigidity. Most impressive is that nearly all of the steel body panels are replaced by full carbon fibre composite bodywork candy-coated in Singer’s exclusive “Racing Orange” paint.

Under the rear deck lid is an air-cooled 3.82-litre flat-six sporting six individual throttle bodies. With a GT3 crankshaft and titanium connecting rods, the power plant spins freely to 8,000 RPM. The engine sends 425 horsepower and 340 lb-ft of torque to a Getrag G50 six-speed manual transmission.

According to the Singer engineering team, the reworked 911 will sprint to 100 kph in 3.9 seconds. Top speed is in excess of 270 kph.

Singer Porsche 911 fq

Little known tuner Singer Vehicles has rolled out its first prototype, named simply the “Singer 911,” at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance last month. Based on an ’80s-era long-wheelbase 911 donor vehicle, the company strips each chassis back to its bare shell for “reinvention” into what Singer calls a “celebration of the golden air-cooled era of the world’s most important sports car.”

There’s no doubt it is a vintage Porsche 911 look. However, the Singer 911 is far from antiquated. The complete reincarnation includes chassis stiffening, new active aerodynamics, and a lightweight integral backbone structure and roll cage to improve torsional rigidity. Most impressive is that nearly all of the steel body panels are replaced by full carbon fibre composite bodywork candy-coated in Singer’s exclusive “Racing Orange” paint.

Under the rear deck lid is an air-cooled 3.82-litre flat-six sporting six individual throttle bodies. With a GT3 crankshaft and titanium connecting rods, the power plant spins freely to 8,000 RPM. The engine sends 425 horsepower and 340 lb-ft of torque to a Getrag G50 six-speed manual transmission.

According to the Singer engineering team, the reworked 911 will sprint to 100 kph in 3.9 seconds. Top speed is in excess of 270 kph.

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