Earlier this summer, Singer Vehicle Design announced it was partnering with the Williams F1 engineering team and Porsche engine designer Hans Mezger to create a reimagined 911 that would be powered by a custom air-cooled flat-six. It’s now mid November and the curtains have been pulled off what may be the most beautiful Porsche ever built and what is certainly Singer’s most impressive achievement.
The engine this car is wrapped around is a thing of beauty. The air-cooled power-plant is designed and built to 21st-century standards and not a corner was cut in the process. The result is a work of art, a naturally aspirated 4.0-liter flat-six that puts out 500 horsepower and revs sky-high to 9,000 rpm.
The vehicle itself is a donor 1990 Porsche 964 that’s been scrutinized component by component by the Williams F1 team. Everything has been re-engineered or rebuilt to be lighter, stiffer and stronger. Carbon fiber, magnesium and titanium can be found throughout the car, bringing the total weight down to 2,180-pounds. Meaning that if you throw a 175-pound driver in the car, you’ll still have a lower curb-weight than a Miata. With 500 horsepower to play with.
The interior of Singer’s 911 is absolutely stunning. The car strikes a perfect balance between race-car minimalism and super-car luxury. There’s a tantalizing mix of painted surfaces, raw metal and carbon fiber and blood-orange leather covers the seats and transmission.
Only 75 examples of this car will be built and pricing is available upon request only. High six-figures is a good bet, though each car will be tailored to its owner so prices will likely vary greatly.