Ever wanted to buy a brand-new circa-1970s Porsche 911? Now’s your chance. An independent US Porsche tuner has come up with a package that offers the power and reliability of a new Porsche 911 matched with the classic, sexy and simple awesomeness of the old-school 930 Porsche exterior. Meet the first of such vehicles: the Singer Design 911.
It all starts with the donation of any pre-1994 (964 or 930) Porsche 911. The body is then completely stripped and rebuilt. Almost all of the panels are replaced with custom carbon fibre items, so the entire exterior is just about brand new. The Singer is also made a lot lighter thanks to the carbon revisions, not that the original 964/930 Porsche needs to go on any kind of diet.
Without ruining the original profile of the 911, the Singer’s body is custom-made, packaging together the best elements of the old-school range, such as widened wheel arches, slimline bumpers, and overall clean and crisp details and trimming. The Singer retains all of the original VIN identification and registration properties of the donor car.
Bespoke Fuchs-style 17 x 9-inch wheels on the front and 17 x 11 inch rear alloy wheels offer simply mouth-watering deep dish offsets. It also features a retractable 1973 Carrera RS ducktail-esque rear spoiler with integrated engine intake and vents, and to top off the exterior, the car is painted in flat green which melts over the cool, retro 911 body. The company will also do other classic colours if you wish.
As if the entire restore isn’t good enough, Singer also fits a complete 993 drivetrain under the body. It comprises of a custom-made 3.8-litre flat-six engine which is tuned and uses roaring individual throttle bodies and a GT3 crank to produce 306kW of power – keep in mind this thing weighs 1088kg.
Singer also fits a G50 six-speed gearbox and limited-slip diff from a 993 911. Singer says the car will sprint from 0-100km/h in 3.9 seconds and go on to a top speed in excess of 270km/h.
Other modern features include Brembo brakes, adjustable Moton/Bilstein/Eibach suspension, lightweight electronic air-conditioning, satellite navigation, MP3/iPod compatible in-car entertainment and an all-new custom-stitched leather and Recaro interior in traditional decor.
All this is available from $US200,000 (around $AU200,000). Not bad for one of the coolest Porsche 911s on Earth.