Singer, A Reimagined Porsche 911 Turbo With 450+ HP

Re-imagined examples of the air-cooled 911 out there. Enter the Turbo Study.

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Singer Vehicle Design has rapidly grown to become one of the most prestigious Porsche restoration companies in the United States since its founding in 2009. The company focuses on building some of the most outstanding re-imagined examples of the air-cooled 911 out there, and it’s finally extended those efforts to the world of forced induction. Enter the Turbo Study.

Singer received several orders for turbocharged Porsche 911s over the years, but the project also has a personal connection. “My first ever ride in a Porsche 911 as an 11-year-old in 1976 left me dry-mouthed and speechless — it was a black 930 Turbo with red tartan seats,” said Rob Dickinson, founder and executive chairman of Singer. Dickinson notes that the Turbo Study is intended to capture the excitement of Porsche’s first “supercar”, while taking it to new levels of performance and refinement.

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In Singer’s new offerings, the 3.8L twin-turbo flat-six Mezger engine will produce 450 horsepower and above depending on the configuration. It boasts an electronic wastegate and air-to-water intercoolers which make significant power without sacrificing drivability, refinement, or reliability.

Instead of vintage metal, the Singer features a bespoke carbon fibre body modelled after the pumped-up aesthetics of the original 911 Turbo. Acceleration and handling are improved due to the reduced weight, and the aesthetics and functional performance have been tweaked as well. Adding stiffness to the body is another benefit of the composite materials used in the build.

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According to Singer, the car shown in the photos is equipped with rear-wheel drive and suspension tuned more toward touring than outright performance. However, an all-wheel-drive version is also available with a 6-speed manual transmission. The vehicle also comes with electrically-adjustable heated seats, air conditioning, and cruise control.

Singer will set up a build for more of a sporting focus if desired at the customer’s request. You can choose a more aggressive suspension tune and exhaust, and higher power outputs are available. Carbon-ceramic brakes are also an option, which is likely to appeal to those intending to use their Singer for serious track or road rally action.

While the price and exclusivity of a Singer are above the means of many, those eager to see the company’s take on a re-imagined 911 Turbo will be glad to hear the vehicle will run at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in June this year. Further appearances will include a showing at Monterey Car Week in August. Those who have been hanging out for a Singer but wanted big turbo power should consider putting their name down sooner rather than later; the company has already taken reservations from 70 owners.

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