When you hear that someone has a Porsche, that’s usually impressive, when you hear someone owns a Singer Porsche then you’re talking to a very wealthy old-school Porsche fanatic. A Singer Porsche is a modern reimagining of a classic Porsche, updating just about everything possible while managing to maintain the original classic look and feel. Singer Vehicle Design is responsible for creating perfect restomods at their California-based factory, the company specializes in restoring and modifying air-cooled Porsche 911 models, and they have done since 2009. SVD’s Porsche restomods keep the car’s authentic classic look and feel when it comes to aesthetics, but attention is paid to the underpinnings, braking - everything really - to ensure the latest, safest and best components are used to modernize the car as much as possible in the parts hidden from sight. The company produces limited-number re-works that are sought-after by serious collectors around the world, a Singer Porsche does not come cheap. The company is known for the quality of the bespoke parts used in their build process, and we have a little-known fact for you about that. There’s a Randburg-based company whose products are of such a high quality that they are set to supply some amazing carbon-fibre components to SVD. The same company supplies Keanu Reeves with components for his custom bike range too.
The latest offering is called the Dynamics & Lightweight Study - Turbo, and this superb restomod is based on a Type 964 Porsche 911 to celebrate the victorious 934/5 endurance racers of the 1970s. How it works with SVD though, is that clients take their own classic 911 in and the whole restoration process is carried out on that car. In a bit of a change-up, this is the first restoration offered by SVD on a turbocharged Porsche, but if you’ve ever watched the factory tour and interview with the Singer folk, you’ll know that a turbocharged project was been in the planning for a while now. The process begins with a full body restoration using modified carbon fibre parts including a central front intake and hood vent, rear fender intakes and NACA ducts. The engine is stripped and reassembled and modified using high-performance components for the twin-turbocharged 3.8-litre flat-six, resulting in outputs of over 700 hp at over 9000 rpm. A 6-speed manual transmission is added as is track-oriented suspension and bespoke dampers with remote adjustment. Carbon ceramic discs and lightweight calipers see fitment along with lightweight 19” (front) and 20” (rear) forged magnesium, centrelock wheels. Some owners will want a track special, and others a fast road car, and the DLS-Turbo can be had in both guises. For track, there’s the Blood Orange option that features a high-downforce rear wing with an adjustable upper element and a track-oriented front fascia with a larger splitter, and for the road, there’s the Moet Blanc option that includes a rear ducktail spoiler and road-oriented front fascia to reduce drag. Buuuuut, owners can choose both because the front fascia and rear decklid assembly can be removed and switched. Nice. This costs though, A LOT. Owners will have to for out a mere $1 200 000 for the resto job, and will also have to supply the car. Bruh.
Take a look at the YouTube video from some classic Porsche YouTube experts in the form of Duck & Whale, who take us on a tour of an absolutely amazing reimagining of a classic Porsche from the best in the business, Singer Vehicle Design and their Dynamics & Lightweighting Study: NEW Singer DLS TURBO - INSIDE LOOK! | Duck & Whale
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