Singer, the California-based company that “restores and reimagines” Porsche 911s made between 1989 to 1994, has been working with Williams Advanced Engineering (of Formula One fame), Michelin, Brembo, BBS Motorsport and others to offer new “lightweight services” for owners of classic Porsche 911s. The results are…
One of the few good things to happen this year was Porsche perfectionists Singer teamed up with William Advanced Engineering (yes, the Formula One Williams) to make a new air-cooled, naturally-aspirated, 9,000 RPM, 500-horsepower 4.0-liter flat six. Finally, we can hear it yarp.
Co-branding fine goods like watches, jackets, and luggage is a worn out tactic of many car companies, eager to make a buck off the fan who wants more than a company’s four-wheeled products in their garage. Often the product you buy is some white-labeled offering from another company. The quality may be present, but…
Hand-woven dashboards. Wide hips and wider tires. Explosive exhaust notes. Rebuilt flat-six engines with power to rival modern supercars. Painted any damn color you want. Unless you’ve been under a rock for years, you know Singer Vehicle Design as the company that performs exceptional work in restoring, tuning,…
This is the inside of one of the 911s reimagined by Singer. And it’s what our man Kurt Bradley was up to at Monterey Car Week. Lots more coming soon on Jalopnik. Prepare your eyeballs.
You’ve worked hard your whole life, or you made your money the American way, by inheriting most of it. You like speed and deserve nice things. But the idea of a new Porsche 911 bores you, and buying a used one is for plebes—no matter how good it is. You need something better, more special. So you turn your eyes to …
Long before Singer and other outfits were reimagining classic Porsches, there was RUF. Now the standalone automaker has unveiled what looks like a restomod 911 but is actually a completely unique, all-carbon fiber car on its own (not-Porsche) platform with 700 horsepower and a top speed of 225 mph.
Frank Honsowetz of Ed Pink Racing Engines doesn’t even consider himself a “Porsche guy,” and specializes in building drag racing motors. But he is the only man that Singer Vehicle Design trusts to assemble their drool-worthy flat-six motors.
There were a lot of cars at the Detroit Auto Show but our man Kurt spent an inordinate amount of time ogling this 911 by Singer, for some reason.
The havers of profoundly bad taste at Singer Vehicle Design create cars that others would consider “museum-worthy art,” but come on. Bespoke coachbuilders are so Jazz Age.
I don’t care that all of Singer’s reworked 911s all look the same. I would buy one in a heartbeat if I got some massive windfall of money. And for the Goodwood Festival of Speed, Singer has a new addition called the “Newcastle” that is both gorgeous and wicked fast.
The dream car purveyors at Singer Vehicle Design are back with not one but two new bespoke Singer-ified 911s, and one of them is the classiest thing I’ve ever seen with the name “Florida” attached to it.
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 911 redone by the company is orange inside and out, and proof that even the most retro shades can be worn so well by the right car.
The most expensive 911 Porsche will sell you in the UK right now is the Turbo S, which starts at £142K ($214K). Registering a Singer 911 on the islands costs three times as much. Is that crazy for a modern 911?
New Singers are about as rare as flawless emeralds, and even more beautiful. So when this awe-inspiringly green car, officially known as the “‘Manchester’ 1990 Porsche 911 Coupe modified by SVD” showed up, we’ll admit we spent precious minutes just drooling over it. Now it’s your turn to drool, too.
Daniel Simon, the guy behind the vehicles in Tron: Legacy and the Lotus C-01, is teaming up with the air-cooled obsessives at Singer. Only good things will come of this.
Using their own selection of the best 911 components from the last fifty years with a slightly different approach, three companies from three countries offer what they believe is the best Porsche ever.
Singer's latest contribution to the advancement of the human race is its first 4.0-liter flat-six, a 390 horsepower screamer based on the company's thoroughly reworked 3.6. And it was the only thing that could pull me away from the F40 on the other side of the Quail lawn.
It's a fact of life that everything gets old. That sandwich sitting in your fridge from last week, your body, your car. Even the way you remember them gets a bit stale. That sandwich was delicious. Your body was good-looking. Your old Porsche was fast. But the truth is, it wasn't always like that.