Singer Vehicle Design (SVD) unveiled its latest restored masterpiece at the 2013 Quail Motorsports Gathering on August 15, 2013 – a vintage bespoke Porsche. The unveiling marked a number of firsts for SVD. First, the viewing of the latest bespoke 911 as re-imagined by Singer will mark the first appearance of its work since its debut on BBC’s Top Gear in July 2013.
Second the unveiling will mark the arrival of a ‘Singer Racing Blue and Orange’ color combo that evokes the golden era of road racing in the 1970’s. Rob Dickinson, creator and founder of Singer Vehicle Design, remarked that the “newest restored and reborn machine thrives on the very essence of Porsche’s origins.”
Dickinson remarked that their process involves customization and restoration of a customer’s vintage Porsche using the 964 chassis. He added that the process entailed “the most extensive transformation in modernizing and optimizing a true icon.”
The restored Porsche -- headed to a customer in Dubai -- is SVD’s first exhibit at the Quail annual event. It will be the first to feature a distinct ‘second skin’ interior treatment that reminds of the racing unit of a lightweight stripped-down race car interior. The vehicle also features compact sound absorption materials specifically developed for the private jet industry.
The customer car likewise features new carbon fiber race seats with integral shoulder support and adjustable headrests, paving way for a weight savings of 175 lbs. SVD is increasingly becoming famous for restoring vehicles into handcrafted bespoke and exquisite units.
This is the main reason why clients from all over the world -- France, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Mexico, Sweden, Taiwan and the United Kingdom -- are aching to avail of Singer Vehicle Design’s services.