A few months ago, we showed you the magnificent Singer 911 that brought the classic designs of the Porsche 911 and combined them with a modern chassis and drivetrain. This combination produced a car that bridged the best of both worlds in one very, very unique package. Well, it turns out that there’s more where that came from.
Singer is back with a new Porsche 911 model and this time, they’re turning to British engineering firm, Cosworth, to prepare the new engine that can be found on the new Singer 911, affectionately called the ’No. 3’.
The third model takes the reins from its previous two incarnations - those models were dressed in green and orange - and comes with plenty of new-age materials to make the price tag skyrocket to six-figure proportions. Of course, all of it is justified once you realize all the elements inside this car.
Unfortunately, this particular model already has a very happy owner to go home too. One that, we can assure, paid a hefty price tag for the chance to own it.
Details on the Singer 911 No.3 after the jump.
Exterior and Interior
Singer based their machines on the platform derived from the 1990-1994 Porsche 964 because it combined the perfect blend of vintage 911 looks with modern-day technical sophistication. Taking this platform, Singer completely undressed the car of its original parts, and put in an intricate carbon fiber bodywork that was inspired from the classic 911 machines of the 60’s and 70’s.
’’We have respectfully attempted to enhance every element of these cars - they are extravagant machines for sure and we aim to build them like Swiss timepieces," said Rob Dickinson, the founder and executive director of SVD.
’’If any car on the planet is worthy of such obsessive and meticulous attention, it is surely the Porsche 911."
All in all, Singer is hoping that the demand for these cars allows them to build ten vehicles per year. With that in mind, the company has assembled an impressive list of partners and suppliers that it can tap to help in building these cars, including the Singer 911 No.3.
Most of these suppliers were used in the build of this particular version and future orders for the car are expected to feature the same suppliers. Check out the impressive list of companies they’ve assembled and the corresponding specializations they have in producing a truly special vehicle.
|Apex Technology||Wiring/Electrical/Engine Mapping|
|Brembo North America||Brakes|
|Fuel Safe Systems||Fuel Tanks|
|GROWit 3D||Rapid Prototyping|
|Little John Interior Concepts||Seats and Upholstery|
|Mirage International||Engine and Suspension Development|
|North Hollywood Speedometer||Gauge Restoration and Re-Imagination|
|N2 Aero, N2 Autosport||High-Performance Cabin Acoustic Noise Reduction; Aviation Standard Materials|
|Ohlins Racing AB||Suspension|
|Quaker Ciry Plating||Plating/Finishing/Part Fabrication|
|Spinneybeck Enterprises, Inc.||Leather|
|Weidmans Wheels||Wheel Finishing|
Unlike the past two versions of the Singer 911, the No.3 now comes with new powertrains courtesy of Cosworth . These include an assortment of engines that depends on the chosen trim, including a 3.6-liter V6 that produces 300 horsepower (Touring), a 3.9-liter V6 that produces 380 horsepower (Sport), and a 3.9-4.0-liter V6 that produces 425 horsepower.
As the exclusive engine supplier of Singer, Cosworth is looking into taking the next level of detail even further as far as "modernistic retro" sports cars are concerned. "As the exclusive engine builder for Singer Vehicle Design, we have the ability to provide a unique array of powerplants – making for a very exclusive arrangement," said Ken Anderson, the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Cosworth.
While this particular model has already been spoken for, that shouldn’t stop any of those interested from reaching out to Singer to have their own models built. Depending on the equipment you want on your car, the price range for the Singer 911 can go from $190,000 all the way up to a cool $300,000.
A car as unique as the Singer 911 draws in-house comparisons from the past two models, both of which didn’t come with Cosworth engines. Instead, they featured Porsche 993-sourced 3.8-liter flat six engines producing 360 horsepower and 425 horsepower. Performance details on the Cosworth-powered Singer are not out yet, but you can expect it to be on par with the past two models, which were capable of hitting 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds, 0-100 mph in 8.5 seconds, and a top speed of 170 mph.
Whatever the case may be as far as the numbers of the Singer 911 No.3, the mere fact that it comes with a different powertrain that was designed specifically for it should make it something that’s worthy of notice.
If you take a purely Porsche stand-off, the current 911 doesn’t have the same legs as the Singer 911, with the current ’S’ version only capable of producing 385 ponies. Of course, the price tags for the existing 911s are nowhere near what the Singer 911 commands, but for the chance to own one of the very ’modernistic retros’ in the market that does the original some justice, the exorbitant sticker is a small price to pay for all the compliments you’re going to get.
- Cosworth engine speaks for itself
- Retro look makes us nostalgic
- Plenty of carbon fiber details
- How many can they realistically make?
- Price might be out of some people’s budget for a Porsche
- Built per order = Long wait