Singer reinterprets the Porsche 911 Type 964 with his new “Turbo study”.


For those who don’t know Porsche started in 1938 with the now legendary 356. And later rose to the top as a symbol of the rich and elite. This success story is largely attributed to the 911 range, which plays a huge role in cementing the brand’s identity.

We’d say the last real Porsche 911 would be the Type 997. It’s small, analogue, and does pretty much everything a Porsche should have. While the latest 992-type Porsche 911 is the slickest and downright fastest of them all, we think it shys away from what a 911 used to be.

But what if you want the best of both worlds? The patina of a classic and the sophistication of a modern sports car? Enter resto mods. Today’s car world is not afraid to “cut and close” an old car and fit modern interior parts. That’s exactly what Singer has been doing on classic Porsches for quite some time.

Here is his latest creation, the Singer 911 Turbo Study. But before we get into the bespoke 911, let’s take a quick look at the Type 964, the study’s base model.

Porsche 911 Type 964: An icon from the air cooling era

The OG 911 was launched in 1964 and used an air-cooled 2.0 liter boxer engine with 130 hp. A four- or five-speed gearbox was available, and the 911 had a top speed of 130 mph, which wasn’t bad for a sixties sports car. The flat-six went from 2 liters to 2.2 liters in 1969 and 2.4 in 1971. However, it was the 1972 Carrera RS 2.7 that took the spotlight with its 219 hp flat-six.

In 1973, Porsche gave the 10-year-old 911 a redesign. The G-Series, as it was called by Porsche, became one of the most revered generations of the 911. The all-new 911 brought some innovations with integrated headrests and 3-point seat belts. But in 1974, when Porsche debuted the 930 Turbo, the company introduced turbocharging. It’s considered a classic collector’s item, with its ‘whale tail’ spoiler and 260hp 3.0-litre flat-six being notable features. The 930 Turbo was the fastest production car in Germany at the time.

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In 1988, the 911 underwent a radical change with 85% new components and introduced all-wheel drive in its Carrera 4. This also brought the 964 generation, which dynamically represented a significant improvement over its predecessor. Instead of the previous torsion bar suspension, light metal links and coil springs were used.

The 964 brought an all-new 3.6-liter NA six-cylinder, ABS, Tiptronic transmission, power steering, airbags and automatic rear spoiler. There were turbocharged 964s from the factory. The first 964 Turbo was originally a 3.3 liter engine, while the second generation had a 3.6 liter turbocharged boxer engine. But it’s the naturally aspirated 911 964 that Singer has worked his magic on.

Turbo study: Porsche 911 (964) reinterpreted by Singer

Up to this point, Singer had never really been into turbo Porsches. The turbo course changes that, of course. What you’ll find under the hood is a twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter flat-six with a base output of 450 hp. However, customers can specify more if they wish. Noticeable changes to the engine of the 964 These include an electric wastegate and a bespoke air-to-water intercooler. On the sides, the former stone chip protection plates of the rear fenders have now been designed as real air intakes.

A six-speed manual transmission is standard, but customers have a choice of rear-wheel or all-wheel drive. Improved finishing is another claim made by Singer, and there’s the option of a sport exhaust if you find it too muffled. As for the interior, you can choose optional power/heated seats and cruise control.

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There are elements like the houndstooth seat inserts and Fuchs wheels that are reminiscent of Porsches of yesteryear. In keeping with the bespoke craftsmanship of modern Paganis, Singer’s carbon fiber exercise extends to pretty much every body panel, while the whale tail spoiler brings in vintage 930 vibes.

The latest reveal sees the car sporting a Turbo Racing White livery with twin lime green stripes running down the center of the body. Also, the new turbo study has 510 hp, as opposed to 450 from the previous study. This newer model also has bespoke details such as painted rocker panels and a transmission tunnel painted in Turbo Racing White. The latest revelation offers sport-calibrated suspension and the optional carbon-ceramic brake package.

Although Singer has presented the car several times, he still has not announced prices. Already 70 customers are waiting for their individual turbo study. Judging by the exclusivity and the high level of personalization, the prices could be quite high. What you are looking at might be a half million dollar toy commissioned by the rich. Mind you, that’s just our estimate. The sky’s the limit when you have deep pockets.

Sources: Singer, Porsche


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