There aren’t many cars available in the world which are more desirable than an old Porsche which has been given the ‘Singer’ treatment. Singer Vehicle Design have been working with the historical DNA of old Porsche 911s while carefully injecting a bit of modern technology into the mix, with each vehicle taking between eight and ten months to complete. Put simply, they’re rather special.
Which is why we thought you’d like to admire two of their latest vehicles. Singer called this one ‘North Carolina’ – because that’s where it’ll end up after Singer displays it at the Amelia Island and Palm concours this month. As with all Singer Porsches, the car has been completely disassembled, cleaned and sandblasted, before receiving additional welding and strengthening. Singer also add a healthy amount of carbon fibre – including the front fenders, front bumper, bonnet, rear fenders, rear bumper, rear engine deck lid and also the roof. It was then finished in a beautiful shade of bloodred to complete the look.
Lift the rear engine lid and you’ll find a 4.0L flat-6 engine, which has been stripped, blue printed and rebuilt by engineers at Ed Pink Racing Engines. It employs a bespoke crankshaft, oil pump, pistons, cylinders, connecting rods, cams, cylinder heads, throttle bodies and intake system. It is then mated to a 6-speed Getrag G50 manual transmission, which offers ratios chosen to perfectly match the engine configuration. The end result? 0-100km/h (60mph) in less than 3.3 seconds. Brembo brakes have also been added, along with suspension by Ohlins.
Singer haven’t messed with the original formula on the inside – offering electrically adjustable black leather Recaro seats, an iconic MOMO Prototipo steering wheel, electric windows and air-conditioning.
The second vehicle is very similar in specification to the first, but Singer called this one ‘Florida’ – again, after where it will be kept when the owner takes delivery. It’s based on a 1990 911 (making the North Carolina car a year younger) and is finished in a colour Singer calls ‘Hemingway Blue’.
The Florida’s cabin is a bit racier though, fitted with Singer’s track seats, trimmed in beige leather and suede. They’re more heavily bolstered than the standard offerings and are constructed as a single shell from carbon fibre.
Which one would you choose?