kgs / 2400 lbs
The Singer 911 is the first vehicle produced by California-based
Singer Vehicle Design. The company has completely bucked the
trend for tuning companies who normally update, modernize and
often overdo the styling of their vehicles.
The Singer 911 is instead a genuinely retro-styled vehicle which
has updated mechanicals and modern interior equipment. The Singer
911 is intended to be a reinterpretation of the
early performance-focused Porsche 911's.
The Singer 911 can be built off any longer wheelbase 911 (1969
to 1989) donor car. Singer begin their transformation starting
with a complete stripping of the vehicle back to its shell.
During the build all the dimensions like wheelbase, a-pillar
position, roofline and some of the driveline mounting points
are retained, while everything else is restored, or redesigned
to improve the vehicles handling and performance.
To optimize suspension performance and add rigidity to the monocoque,
the Singer 911's structure is reinforced thanks to a stitch
welding procedure and the addition of a lightweight integral
backbone structure that helps further improve the chassis' torsional
rigidity. A carbon-fiber second skin further adds to the shell's
rigidity. The suspension is converted from torsion bars to Macpherson
struts and Carrera SC rear trailing arm with coilover setup
seen on vintage racing 911's. Adjustable Moton dampers, which
are coupled with Eibach springs feature at all four corners.
The Singer 911 also benefits from the use of several Smart Racing
suspension products, such as multi-adjustable anti-roll bars,
and upgraded suspension bushings. A electro-hydraulic power
steering system is fitted to the Singer 911 that retains the
vital 911 steering feel and feedback while helping speed up
the steering response.
The braking system of the Singer 911 has also been upgraded
with racing-spec 4-piston Brembo calipers and rotors that are
derived from the 917 and 930 race cars.
The engine of the Singer 911 is based on the air-cooled unit
from the Porsche 993. However the engine has undergone significant
changes to increase the performance. Firstly the displacement
was increased to 3.8 litres, and then many of the internals
including; pistons, crankshaft, connecting rods and valve springs
were replaced with superior parts. The new aluminium heads,
which come courtesy of UK-based company Ninemeister, allow the
engine to produce copious amounts of power which rivals the
output of top-spec modern 911's. The engine is also equipped
with a Motec M800 ECU with data logging and launch and traction
The engine will be offered in two forms. The base model is a
360 hp unit. While for the track enthusiasts a 425 hp version
with 340 lb-ft of torque is available.
The Singer 911's transmission is handled by a close-ratio, six-speed
G-50 manual gearbox.
Despite the original appearance of the Singer 911 almost all
the body panels are formed from carbon fibre, in fact the only
original sheetmetal are the door skins. The styling has been
designed to emulate the 911 RSR and ST models. New HID lighting
offers improved vision while at the same time retaining the
As expected, the Singer 911's interior has been developed to
offer a compromise between classic styling and modern features.
In keeping with the traditional feel of the Spartan race-focused
911's (R, ST, and RSR) the Singer 911 lacks much in the way
of carpeting. But to make up for that, there are patches of
supple dark racing green leather used to cover areas like the
transmission tunnel. Thin, lightweight but effective sound deadening
measures controls interior noise while still maintaining the
aural character of the early 911's.
The seats are re-engineered versions of Vintage Recaro's. And
despite their appearance they offer full electric adjustment
and carbon fibre structural support.
Other modern creature comforts include a lightweight electric
air conditioning system, navigation system, ipod hook up, and