Singer Vehicle Design has always had a thing for citrus, what with their trademark orange tachometers, but one of their latest creations is a tangerine dream. This Singer 911 is orange inside and out, and proof that even the most retro shades can be worn so well by the right car.
The carefully woven leather racing buckets and the vast amount of painted — rather than carpeted — space inside certainly lends this car a racier feel than some of Singer’s prior creations.
That’s not all for show. This one has a 3.8 liter engine good for 360 horsepower mated to a six-speed transmission. In a car lightened by numerous panels made of carbon fiber in place of the usual metal, Singer’s reimagined 911s become the wonderful, raw rocketships every Porsche 911 fan dreams of.
An active aerodynamic rear pop-up wing made of the grate above the engine also helps the car stay planted at speed.
It’s truly a 911 born of a fantasy land where aircooleds still rule, and no one ever mistook the 1972 911’s oil filler cap on the side as a fuel filler neck.
That’s not to say that this car isn’t still every bit as luxurious as the other Singers. Every surface that can be leather is in this car. You’ll find quilted leather in the frunk and the trunk. Tasteful basket-weave leather dominates the interior. Stitched leather even envelops the half-cage in the back.
That half-cage is the single most over-the-top application of leather that I’ve ever seen in a vehicle.
The rear “seats,” however—well, let’s just say these would be better used as parcel shelves, but they’ll certainly hold a helmet, Puffalump or purse in style.
According to Evo’s Dickie Meaden, this car took over 4,000 man-hours to build. The result of all this careful work? The most purposeful looking Singer build I’ve seen to date.
Enough talk. More pictures.
Photo credits: Drew Phillips
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