Singer, the corporate celebrated for its visually and mechanically beautiful restorations of 1989 to 1994 Porsche 911 fashions, has introduced that it’ll start reimagining turbocharged fashions. These “Turbo Research” tasks signify a brand new chapter in Singer’s automotive companies, which first started greater than a decade in the past.
“My first ever experience in a Porsche 911 as an 11-year-old in 1976 left me dry-mouthed and speechless – it was a black 930 Turbo with pink tartan seats,” recollects Rob Dickinson, founder and govt chairman of Singer Group, Inc. “Forty-five years on from that life-changing second I’m excited to current the outcomes of our research that goals to seize the superior thrill of Porsche’s first ‘supercar’ whereas reimagining its efficiency and refinement and collaborating with house owners to take each to new heights. I imagine it’s a becoming tribute to a automobile that modified my life and plenty of others.”
The Turbo Research follows the corporate’s profitable Basic Research and Dynamics and Light-weight Research packages. Contemplate this Singer’s third act, credited to buyer inquiries – greater than 70 house owners have reserved bespoke restorations, says the corporate. As anticipated, Turbo Research autos will use Porsche’s Sort 964 platform as a place to begin. Singer does complete, in depth restoration work to the physique, engine, brakes, electronics, and different programs.
In manufacturing unit trim, the Sort 964 Turbo fashions are fitted with a 3.3-liter or 3.6-liter variant of Porsche’s iconic flat-6 combustion engine, outfitted with a single turbocharger. Singer upgrades the powerplant to a brand new 3.8-liter evolution of the “Mezger” air-cooled flat-six that boasts two turbochargers, an digital wastegate, and air-to-water intercoolers for much more energy and diminished lag – outputs begin at 450 horsepower. House owners might select between rear- and all-wheel drive with a standard 6-speed handbook gearbox to make sure most driver engagement.
Like different Singer restorations, the engine work is simply a part of the contemporary craftsmanship. The corporate re-sculpts the automobile’s physique – greatest described as a rolling piece of artwork – and crafts a bespoke inside with the best leathers, materials, and trims. Fashionable conveniences, comparable to audio programs, heated seats, and cruise management, are on the choices checklist, and colours and palettes are restricted solely by the creativeness.
Singer has established itself as a benchmark – its work is unparalleled by another firm. Because of this, there’s a backlog of orders for its naturally-aspirated reimagined 911 fashions, which regularly command greater than $1 million on the secondary market. The corporate has but to launch pricing on the brand new Turbo Research publicly however encourages these all for inquiring straight at Singer Automotive Design.