The End of an Era: Singer Announces their Last Porsche 911 Remodel
For over 10 years Singer Vehicle Design has restored and remodeled the restomod Porsche 911 (964) for wealthy customers located around the world, but this has officially come to an end. Singer had announced that, after over a decade-long stretch, they are no longer taking orders for this Porsche model.
Over the twelve years that Singer had reworked the 911 964, this Los Angeles based company completed 450 projects solely on this Porsche model. Despite the fact that there are still plenty of 911 964s out there that could use Singer’s touch, CEO Rob Dickinson made the statement and they’re sticking to it. Additionally, Dickinson said that 12 years ago, no one at Singer even thought they would end up selling 450 examples of a car that costs around $1 million. Who would’ve thought?
The restomod 911 964 contains a 4.0 liter flat-six engine with 390 horsepower, or 287kW, and 315 lb-ft of torque. That’s enough power to take the car from 0 to 62 mph in a little over 3 seconds. The engine is also paired with either a 5- or 6-speed manual transmission.
With the end of Singer’s 964 era, they had mentioned they were preparing for something new, something you’ve possibly heard about already– the Turbo Study. This 911’s appearance is very clearly reminiscent of the original 911 Turbo that was created in 1975. You just can’t go wrong with a classic.
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As discussed in one of our previous blogs, the 911 Turbo Study by Singer contains not one, but two intercoolers because there are two blowers. This is a feature that can be found on the latest Porsche 911 992. The intercoolers are mounted to a 3.8 liter air-cooled Mezger flat-six engine, giving the modified car a whopping 450 horsepower.
Singer’s Turbo Study was talked about in great detail in an article by Brochureshub, also outlining the Porsche’s engine specs and additional modifications. However, this 911 Turbo Study, inspired by the Porsche 930 Turbo from the G Series, contains an air-cooled 3.8-liter twin-turbo flat-six engine with 510 hp (375 kW). To put that into perspective, that’s 60 hp (44 kW) more than the first Singer 911 Turbo in the Touring edition. That immense power will be pushed to the rear wheels through a six-speed manual transmission.
The modifications that go into each project that Singer takes on is based on the requests of the customer or future owner. In the case of the Turbo (G Series) Study mentioned above, the previous owner wanted the focus to be on driving comfort, but the future owner wanted to focus on car performance. With this knowledge, Singer incorporated a modified suspension system, bringing the model closer to the ground. The carbon-ceramic brakes hidden by green Fuchs rims were also a nice touch.
Do you think a $1 million price tag would be too much?