View Singer's initial redesign of the Porsche 911 Turbo
- On 13/11/2022 at 10:00
- In Classic Cars
A 503bhp, twin-turbo flat six putting all of its ponies through a six-speed manual transmission to the rear wheels makes this a genuine Porsche 911 Turbo.
Porsche 911 Turbo, with a 503bhp
And everyone in this area can agree that this is a good thing.
It was created by Singer Vehicle Design, a company that is well-known in this area.
It's also the first cabriolet to come from Singer Vehicle Design, despite the company's more than ten years of experience as a supplier of immaculately finished Porsches.
What a thing to behold, literary tricks and legalese apart.
If you grew up loving the Porsche 930, we both understand and can attest to the fact that the sight of the whaletail spoiler, wide rear fenders, and Fuchs-style wheels makes us feel the same way.
All of that is constructed of carbon fibre and painted in "Cadiz Red," thanks to Singer.
However, the 911 Turbo cabriolet was still very much a... well, turbocharged 911 below, floppy top or otherwise, as much as it was about vintage 911 aesthetics or demonstrating or pretending that you'd made it.
In order to honour someone properly, turbo power is required.
And what do you know?
Singer has recently transitioned from its reimagining of "Classic" songs to a Turbo Study.
While it could have been the name of your home office in 1983, it really refers to a new batch of Singer-tuned wizardry that is driven by a turbocharged, 3.8-liter Mezger flat-six.
Additionally, it entails achieving exact wide-body 911 Turbo dimensions, which is no easy task when you start with a 964 cabrio.
But remember, we're dealing about Singer here.
The 3.8-liter engine can produce anywhere between 444 and 503 horsepower and distribute that power to either two or four driven wheels, as befits such an unique construction.
Additionally, Singer provides carbon-ceramic brakes and can adjust suspension for anything from "long-range, high-speed touring" to a "overtly sports focus."
And what, in your opinion, distinguishes a brilliantly redesigned 911 Turbo?
We do anticipate that from there, perspectives will differ.
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