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Singer Vehicle Design rolled out its first prototype, plainly named the "Singer 911," at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance last month. Based on an '80s-era long-wheelbase 911 donor vehicle, the company strips each chassis to its bare shell for "reinvention" into what Singer calls a "celebration of the golden air-cooled era of the world's most important sports car."

Incontestable is its vintage Porsche 911 look. However, the Singer 911 is far from antiquated. The complete reincarnation includes chassis stiffening, new active aerodynamics, and a lightweight integral backbone structure and roll cage to improve torsional rigidity. Most interestingly, nearly all of the steel body panels are replaced by full carbon fiber composite bodywork candy-coated in Singer's exclusive "Racing Orange" paint.

Under the rear decklid is an air-cooled 3.82-liter flat-six sporting six individual throttle bodies. With a GT3 crankshaft and titanium connecting rods, the powerplant spins eagerly to 8,000 RPM. The engine sends 425 horsepower and 340 lb-ft of torque to a proper Getrag G50 six-speed manual transmission. According to the engineering team, the 2,400-pound Singer 911 will sprint to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds. Top speed is in excess of 170 MPH.

Under the skin are Moton shock absorbers, Eibach coil-overs, and Smart Racing Products adjustable sway bars. The four-piston brakes are sourced from the race-bred Porsche 930. Completing the performance package, and appearing period-correct, are the custom Zuffenhaus forged aluminum three-piece "Fuchs" wheels.

Singer's attention to detail carries throughout the vehicle... with a decidedly modern touch. State-of-the-art Hella bi-xenon headlamps reside within the headlight buckets, while a special lightweight air-conditioning system keeps occupants cool (keen eyes will notice that even the 911's windshield wipers have been relocated to the optimal center-mounted "993" position). The audio system includes satellite radio, iPod, and Bluetooth connectivity. Navigation assistance is provided by a Garmin-sourced GPS.

The Singer 911 isn't for everyone, and its still-unannounced pricing will reflect that exclusivity. Touted by Singer as "the love child of a 1967 911S, a 1973 911 Carrera RS and a 1996 993 RS," the car is crafted for the passionate car enthusiast who is seeking a viscerally intense vehicle, surprising sophisticated, yet very reliable. It's an emotional thing. If the Singer 911 doesn't drop your jaw at first glance, it probably never will.

Singer has promised Autoblog a drive and full review before the end of the year, so stay tuned.













 

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Nothing cute about 2400lbs and 425 n/a hp ;)

BTW, thats a 17x11 with 275/40/17 out back
 

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I was thinking of the color combination and the fact that a lot of people would look over and dismiss it thinking it was just another older Porsche. It really does look like an interesting ride.
 

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That car is all about the details. Absolutely LOVE the orange tach. I'm not a big Porsche guy but I think this car is pure sex.
 

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a lot of people would look over and dismiss it thinking it was just another older Porsche.
double check the selling prices of these older porsches... theyre on fire and in big demand.

Nice find Mike... I wasnt aware of this car.

Crazy badazz.

Stunning photograghy too.
 

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Can't put a price on freezing a moment in time.
PS: There is a screaming face on the tach........WTF?????
 

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Finally Some one posts a car that actually deserves something, :thumbsup:

I Always Loved Porsches, The Curvier and Smaller the better:naughty:
:salute::salute::salute:
Can't put a price on freezing a moment in time.
PS: There is a screaming face on the tach........WTF?????


Thats The reflection of the passenger, any one who got to drive melted into a puddle.
 

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Wow, that looks really good. Maybe it's just because I see so many around, but new Porsches are getting a little boring. I can think of a few guys around Cincy here that WILL HAVE TO HAVE one.
 

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That thing is the shitz. I'm sure it'll be ridiculously expensive, but I love it. I so wanted a 911S when I was in high school...!
 

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Ironically, my buddy's recent TdF 2.7R resto seems to have been a major influence over this Singer creation. Excellence magazine just did a feature on the car in their Nov 2009 issue... early edition here:

http://www.excellence-mag.com/art1/art1p1.php

Stu is a dear friend of mine, and an absolute nutjob for all things Porsche.
 

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Ironically, my buddy's recent TdF 2.7R resto seems to have been a major influence over this Singer creation. Excellence magazine just did a feature on the car in their Nov 2009 issue... early edition here:

http://www.excellence-mag.com/art1/art1p1.php

Stu is a dear friend of mine, and an absolute nutjob for all things Porsche.
G,

You are poster child for the term "Plethora of Information"
 

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First of all, Damn it Mike! Shouldn't you be getting ready for SEMA?? And not giving me all this eye candy lately?? Second, the details on this thing are amazing! Look at the flush fitting front signals and such, this car is amazing. Pure sex.

Amen, on the photography, great pictures, stunning.
 
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