Singer To Reimagine Porsche 911 Turbo Models

Singer To Reimagine Porsche 911 Turbo Models

Singer, the company celebrated for its visually and mechanically stunning restorations of 1989 to 1994 Porsche 911 models, has announced that it will begin reimagining turbocharged models. These “Turbo Study” projects represent a new chapter in Singer’s automotive services, which first began more than a decade ago. 

“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,” recalls Rob Dickinson, founder and executive chairman of Singer Group, Inc. “Forty-five years on from that life-changing moment I’m excited to present the results of our study that aims to capture the awesome thrill of Porsche’s first ‘supercar’ while reimagining its performance and refinement and collaborating with owners to take both to new heights. I believe it’s a fitting tribute to a car that changed my life and many others.”

The Turbo Study follows the company’s successful Classic Study and Dynamics and Lightweight Study programs. Consider this Singer’s third act, credited to customer inquiries – more than 70 owners have reserved bespoke restorations, says the company. As expected, Turbo Study vehicles will use Porsche’s Type 964 platform as a starting point. Singer does comprehensive, extensive restoration work to the body, engine, brakes, electronics, and other systems.

In factory trim, the Type 964 Turbo models are fitted with a 3.3-liter or 3.6-liter variant of Porsche’s iconic flat-6 combustion engine, equipped with a single turbocharger. Singer upgrades the powerplant to a new 3.8-liter evolution of the “Mezger” air-cooled flat-six that boasts two turbochargers, an electronic wastegate, and air-to-water intercoolers for even more power and reduced lag – outputs start at 450 horsepower. Owners may choose between rear- and all-wheel drive with a traditional 6-speed manual gearbox to ensure maximum driver engagement. 

Like other Singer restorations, the engine work is just part of the fresh craftsmanship. The company re-sculpts the vehicle’s body – best described as a rolling piece of art – and crafts a bespoke interior with the finest leathers, fabrics, and trims. Modern conveniences, such as audio systems, heated seats, and cruise control, are on the options list, and colors and palettes are limited only by the imagination. 

Singer has established itself as a benchmark – its work is unparalleled by any other company. As a result, there is a backlog of orders for its naturally-aspirated reimagined 911 models, which often command more than $1 million on the secondary market. The company has yet to release pricing on the new Turbo Study publicly but encourages those interested in inquiring directly at Singer Automotive Design.