Singer Vehicle Design is one of the few companies that have a reputation for making some of the coolest machines out there, including the air-cooled Porsche 911s. They collaborated with Williams Advanced Engineering, which is popular for having injected some pretty advanced technology into the classic coupes, further improving these cars’ performance. The image you are looking at now is that of the very first model to benefit from these improvements, finished in an Absinthe green exterior, contrasted with the Blood Orange leather covering the cabin.
The owner of this car is a guy named Scott Blattner who asked for his 1990 Porsche 911 to be a lighter but more powerful car. Because of this, the tuner worked with Williams Advanced Engineering so that they could focus on the dynamics and the study to produce an extremely lightweight car. Overall, the reimagined 911 only weighs a total of 2,180 pounds (990 kilograms), despite the fact that it carries a 4.0 liter naturally aspirated flat-six engine that packs 500 horsepower (372 kilowatts), and is capable of revving to over 9,000 rpm.
Rob Dickinson, founder of Singer said in his statement that it took them a lot of effort to combine services to highlight both “bewitching individual componentry” with a “viscerally compelling driving experience”.
The classic 911 now has a smoother body, with the use of lightweight components like magnesium, titanium, and carbon fiber. Its suspension has also been tweaked and now has features like better geometry and improved adjustability compared to the original setup.
The tuner also teamed up with a number of suppliers to get the best parts to keep a tight rein on the weight of the restored 911. One of these is the set of BBS contributed forged magnesium 18-inch wheels, covered in the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires. The wheels are completed with a set of Brembo monobloc calipers and carbon composite rotors that handle the car’s braking. Another supplier they got was Hewland, for the six-speed manual gearbox that was made with magnesium.
Of course, singer made sure that this restored lightweight 911 can perform well too, and that is why they formed an all-star team for the best driving machine imaginable. In fact, among the people they consulted on how to perfect the car’s driving feel are Marino Franchitti (a racer) and Chris Harris (a journalist).
Singer had always been different compared to other existing shops in California, in that they will perform the car restorations on the Williams campus in Oxfordshire, England. Singer decided to start accepting 911 units to be reimagined, but they will only limit it to 75 units - we just don’t know if that’s per year, or if that’s the grand total. Lastly, they also mentioned that their clients will be able to spec the coupe before it goes through a major makeover.