Porsche from the seventies are in the spotlight these days. Yesterday we reported about Steve McQueen’s 1970 Porsche 911S Le Mans and now you can meet the Singer 911. An independent US Porsche tuner has come up with a package that offers the power and reliability of a new Porsche 911 matched with the classic, sexy and simple awesomeness of the old-school 930 Porsche exterior.
Singer Vehicle Design purchases fully road legal pre‐1994 Porsche 911 Coupes for the basis of construction. The cars are comprehensively stripped, cleaned, treated for rust prevention and strengthened. Almost all of the panels are replaced with custom carbon fibre items, so the entire exterior is just about brand new. The Singer is also made a lot lighter thanks to the carbon revisions.
Without ruining the original profile of the 911, the Singer’s body is custom-made, packaging together the best elements of the old-school range, such as widened wheel arches, slimline bumpers, and overall clean and crisp details and trimming. The Singer retains all of the original VIN identification and registration properties of the donor car.
The car is painted in flat green which melts over the cool, retro 911 body. The company will also do other classic colours if you wish. Singer says the car will sprint from 0-100km/h in 3.9 seconds and go on to a top speed in excess of 270km/h. As if the entire restore isn’t good enough, Singer also fits a complete 993 drivetrain under the body. It comprises of a custom-made 3.8-litre flat-six engine which is tuned and uses roaring individual throttle bodies and a GT3 crank to produce 306kW of power – keep in mind this thing weighs 1088kg. Singer also fits a G50 six-speed gearbox and limited-slip diff from a 993 911.
Other modern features include Brembo brakes, adjustable Moton/Bilstein/Eibach suspension, lightweight electronic air-conditioning, satellite navigation, MP3/iPod compatible in-car entertainment and an all-new custom-stitched leather and Recaro interior in traditional decor. [Singer Vehicle Design]
It’ll cost you around $200.000 to get The Singer 911 retro look!