”If you could only have one car in your garage and you want to be able to take it to the track, commute AND fit a couple of kids in the back”
The words of creative director Rob Dickinson in Drive’s documentary about Singer Vehicle Design.
Founded in 2009 in Los Angeles, The Singer Company set out to further enhance the cars that in their opinion is the most important ones on the planet – The air-cooled Porsche 911’s. By cherry-picking between top of the line parts regardless of them being produced by Porsche, custom manufacturers or Singer themselves, Singer has managed to produce a car that leave testers with the smile of a newly lobotomized.
Singer uses chassis from the legendary Porsche 964’s on which they apply the beautiful old Porsche “Butzi” bodywork from 1964. The bodywork is rendered in the finest military carbon and the amount of work and time Singer put in to every car is extraordinary.
The Engines are stripped to pieces, then rebuilt and tuned by a titan within motorsports – Cosworth. Two different versions are available with the most powerful one being a 3,8 liter flat six cranking out 350 horsepower.
The gearbox has had a lot of rubber removed making it tighter and niftier, the brakes are from the 993 turbo and the carpets from Porsche 356 – the list goes on into eternity.
Chris Harris of Drive has driven countless of different ultra cars and it is a joy to watch him zoom around in the Singer 911 as happy as ever saying: “You could live with this every single day”
A Singer 911 starts at $350,000-ish and tops $500.000. If you still aren’t very convinced or awe-struck, check out the Drive video below.
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Author: Olle Elander Wistén