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I just love the Porsche 930 Turbo built between 1978 and 1989, with her massive rear ‘whale tale’ wing and those wide fenders over the rear Fuchs alloys, but those cars have become classics by now, and they come with a price tag to match their status … which in the end will buy you a car that’s over three decades old, and won’t have all the nice amenities we’ve grown accustomed to … but there is a solution, California based Singer who recently unveiled their impressive Porsche 911 Turbo Study, a modern interpretation of the classic Porsche 930 Turbo, but despite looking like a classic car from the previous century, this is a contemporary supercar ready for the 21st century.

We’ve seen the first Singer Turbo Study for a customer a while ago, but today we get to see another one, this time the focus is more on sports performance, including a power increase to 510 HP, this second car, finished in white, clearly illustrates the capabilities enabled by the study and Singer’s collaboration with owners to deliver a personal vision, note the green stripes on the front hood of this specific car, and that centrally mounted fuel filler that is cut into this hood is just an amazing detail.

The side view clearly shows the carbon fiber parts used on the exterior of this Singer Turbo Study, also note the bright Turbo Racing White paintwork and as an homage to the ‘ripples’ on the original bumpers, Singer incorporated vents in those sections of both the front and rear bumper to mimic the look. Personally, I love these big Fuchs style wheels, especially at the rear with their very deep dish design, it’s a classic, but I really like it, just like the fact Singer actually put an air intake on that black segment in front of the rear wheels, on the Singer made from carbon fiber, but on the original car these were black decals.

It might not be the most impressive rear wing found on later Porsche 930 models, but the carbon fiber surround on this Singer unit just looks so amazing, and on the air vent hiding underneath this massive wing, we find a stylish Singer script, naturally, the full-width red reflector with the famous ‘Porsche’ script is still present, while the two big bore exhaust tips just complete the classic look of this 21st-century interpretation by Singer, while the ‘bumperette’ delete just delivers an amazingly clean look to this beauty.

Another detail Singer is really famous for is their classic-looking interior styling, it might look old, but it comes with everything you could expect from a modern-day supercar, this specific car comes with a Houndstooth “Grun” cloth upholstery with additional carbon fiber accents, lightweight door trims, and painted surfaces for the sills and the transmission tunnel. The absolutely gorgeous, lightweight carbon fiber seats just complete the look-and-feel of this interior, while the six-speed manual transmission is just a must-have.

Another detail Singer is really famous for is their classic-looking interior styling, it might look old, but it comes with everything you could expect from a modern-day supercar, this specific car comes with a Houndstooth “Grun” cloth upholstery with additional carbon fiber accents, lightweight door trims, and painted surfaces for the sills and the transmission tunnel. The absolutely gorgeous, lightweight carbon fiber seats just complete the look-and-feel of this interior, while the six-speed manual transmission is just a must-have.

But there is more to be found on the interior of this white beauty, how about inductive phone charging, and naturally an ice-cold air-conditioning setup inside this sport focussed interior, a feeling those lightweight carbon fiber track seats and no-nonsense door trim only emphasize further, parts on the interior were color-coded to the Turbo Racing White bodywork while we find a cross-brace at the rear, this is a road-legal track car in the end.

Results of Singer’s Turbo Study with Added Power and Sports Focus

LOS ANGELES – June 14, 2022. Californian luxury brand Singer adds a sports focus to their Turbo Study restoration services. This Porsche 911 reimagined by Singer is specified by its owner to focus on sports performance, including a power increase to 510 HP.

These images show the results, illustrating the breadth of capability enabled by the study and Singer’s collaboration with owners to deliver their personal vision.

Porsche 911 reimagined by Singer – Turbo Study

Specified by owner with a sports focus.

  • 3.8L, twin turbocharged, air-cooled flat-six with air-to-water intercooling
  • Power increase to 510 HP
  • 6 speed manual transmission and rear-wheel drive
  • Centre-mounted fuel filler
  • Sports-calibrated suspension with reduction in ride height
  • Carbon-ceramic braking system
  • Visual carbon fiber elements for front splitter, shark-fin intake and whale tail spoiler
  • Rear bumperette delete
  • Interior presented in bespoke houndstooth ‘Grun’ cloth, with visual carbon fiber accents
  • Lightweight carbon fiber seats
  • Rear cross-brace, lightweight door trims, and painted interior surfaces
  • Lightweight carbon fiber bodywork in Turbo Racing White

Engine

As with all Singer’s restoration services in collaboration with owners of the Porsche 911, the Turbo Study takes the Type 964 generation of air-cooled cars as its starting point. The study features a new evolution of the “Mezger” air-cooled flat-six. Now in 3.8L form, the engine features twin turbochargers with electric wastegate. Bespoke air to water intercoolers are mounted inside the intake plenums. The ‘shark fin’ on the rear fender is reimagined as an intake and supplies cold air to the engine bay to optimize combustion and cooling performance. In response to owners’ preferences, the study enables power outputs starting at 450 HP and with 510 HP also available.

Advanced materials

A bespoke carbon fibre body maintains the careful balancing of iconic DNA with cutting-edge engineering and material science. While inspired by the turbo cars of the mid-70s, the bodywork is reimagined to optimize aesthetic and functional performance. As always, the use of carbon fibre allows reduced mass and enhanced stiffness, further sharpening dynamic responses in the manner that Singer’s clients have come to expect and enjoy.

Drive

The results of the Turbo Study also reflect Singer’s habitual focus on constant optimization and technical development. The study draws on all-wheel-drive experience that has been developed in-house since the first AWD Classic Study restoration, undertaken in 2014. In recent years this experience has been brought together with research into turbocharging and high-performance ride and damping expertise.

Accordingly, in response to owners’ requests, both rear-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive restorations may be enabled by the Turbo Study. An owner may decide to specify the AWD configuration to enhance sure-footed deployment of power and torque in all seasons and surface conditions. The RWD configuration allows owners to pursue an alternative sporting focus, if preferred. In both cases, an optimized six-speed manual transmission underlines the driver engagement that Singer is renowned for.

Performance

The use of forced induction enables power outputs starting at 450 HP. Refinement is enhanced, with reduced noise levels and the ability to opt for more compliant damping and suspension performance. This allows owners to focus on long-range, high-speed touring capability if desired. The availability of turbocharged torque allows for effortless speed-matching from alpine pass to autobahn, together with deep reserves of overtaking ability.

A higher power output of 510 HP may also be specified by the owner. If a more overtly sporting focus is preferred, a sports exhaust system and suitable damping characteristics can be tailored as required.

The collaboration between Singer and owner enables all points in between, from refined grand touring to sports focus, to be accommodated. Immensely powerful, turbo-specific, brakes, ABS, and traction control sit in reserve for the moment they are needed. Carbon-ceramic discs are available if desired by the owner.

Inside, the results of the Turbo Study enable owners to respond to the demands of all-season touring if they wish. Heated, electrically adjustable seats and cruise control are available for comfort during cold-climate driving and for convenience on high-speed road networks.

Price

Prices for restorations enabled by the Turbo Study are dependent on the specification requested by the car’s owner. As always, clients are able to engage the special wishes department to discuss their personal requirements for further bespoke engineering, in collaboration with Singer.

Overview

Singer’s automotive services have encompassed both normally aspirated and turbocharged sports cars for the road. The results of the Classic Study allow owners to pursue their personal vision for optimized, air-cooled 911 coupes and Targas.

The results of the Dynamics and Lightweighting Study, allow owners to explore the ultra-high-performance capabilities of their air-cooled 911, incorporating technology born from the world of Formula 1.

The results of the Turbo Study extend Singer’s services on behalf of owners into the world of turbocharging. Over the coming years, the definitive collection of iconic design will continue to grow.

Singer Summary

Founded in California in 2009, Singer represents a philosophy simply expressed as

A Relentless Pursuit of Excellence.

The company has become renowned for its collaboration with owners of the air-cooled Porsche 911 to reimagine bespoke restorations. Singer’s philosophy embodies:

  • A highly personalized approach and exquisite execution, guided by the Singer mantra Everything is Important.
  • A passionate focus on iconic design and a homage to the world’s most iconic sportscars.
  • Modern engineering and material science combined with jewel-like details.
  • A deep connection with California and its automotive zeitgeist.

Over the past decade Singer has become a luxury brand with a global clientèle and is now synonymous with the concept of Reimagining – bringing together heritage with twenty-first century engineering and material science. The brand has been growing beyond car culture, with an award-winning Swiss watchmaking division, Singer Reimagined, launched in 2017.

Singer Quick Timeline:

2009 – Company founded; first restoration presented at Monterey Car Week

2014 – First all-wheel-drive and Targa restorations completed

2017 – Singer Reimagined watch company launched

2018 – Results of the Dynamics and Lightweighting Study presented at Goodwood and Monterey

2021 – Results of the All-terrain Competition Study presented

2022 – Results of the Turbo Study presented

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