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Singer 911 Porsche

Singer 911 Porsche

Singer 911 Porsche

Singer 911 Porsche

Year (of specifications) 2009
Engine 3.8 litre, flat-six
Transmission RWD
Max speed 170 mph +
0-60 3.9 seconds
Horsepower 425 hp
weight 1088 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 control functions.

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 original appearance.

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 Blutooth connectivity.

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