OXFORDSHIRE, UK – June 23, 2022 — Singer returns to the Goodwood Festival of Speed with a formation of bespoke restorations. For the first time, Singer presents the results from three of its luxury automotive services.
Singer’s Founder and Executive Chairman, Rob Dickinson notes, “Singer is a philosophy and each of these three cars encapsulates our unique perspective, the personal vision of the owner, and a celebration of heritage – reimagined with twenty-first century engineering. Together they represent part of our ongoing obsession with a definitive collection of iconic design. There’s no better place to show the results of our endeavors than the Festival of Speed, in our seventh year at this spectacular event.”
Making its global debut is the Porsche 911 reimagined by Singer – Turbo Study.
This next generation of services from Singer encompasses:
- A celebration of the iconic, era-defining 930 Turbo, launched in 1975
- Collaboration with owners on the first road-going restorations to feature forced-induction
- Highly capable grand-touring, sports and everyday performance
The car presented at Festival of Speed has been specified using the results of the Turbo Study to reflect a personal vision. This owner has pursued a focus on high-performance, luxury grand touring capabilities, including:
- 3.8L, twin turbocharged flat-six with air to water intercooling
- 510 HP
- 6-speed manual transmission
- Rear-wheel-drive and touring-optimized suspension
- Carbon-ceramic braking system
- The iconic whale tail rear spoiler and shark fin air intake – reimagined
- Lightweight carbon fiber bodywork in Wolf Blue
- Interior presented in Sand with Black Forest wood accents
The Turbo Study will be on display at the Singer stand in front of the Stable Yard.
Dynamics & Lightweighting Study
Also being shown in public for the first time is the Sebring Commission, representing the results of the Dynamics & Lightweighting Study (DLS).
This car has been specified by its owner in homage to the 718 RS 60 Spyder, driven by Hans Hermann and Olivier Gendebien to Porsche’s first overall victory at the 12 Hours of Sebring in 1960 – appropriate for the theme of the 2022 Festival of Speed: Masterminds of Motorsport.
The Sebring Commission is the 11th car to be restored by Singer using the results of the Dynamics & Lightweighting Study. The highly personalised automotive services are carried out at Singer’s UK centre of operations in Oxfordshire.
- 4.0L, 4 valves per cylinder, naturally aspirated, air-cooled flat six, with ram-air intakes, developed in collaboration with Williams Advanced Engineering.
- 500 HP at over 9000 rpm
- Bespoke double-wishbone front suspension and lightweight rear suspension
- Lightweight, manual, 6-speed magnesium gearbox
- Magnesium center-lock wheels with bespoke Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires
- Brembo CCM-R carbon ceramic braking system
- Bosch ABS, traction control and electronic stability control with selectable drives modes
- Aero-optimized carbon fiber bodywork in RS60 Silver
- Interior specified in Candy Apple
The third debut at Festival of Speed is the Indy Commission, representing the results of the Classic Study. This car has been restored to the personal specification of 4-time IndyCar series champion, Dario Franchitti. Each Classic Study restoration is now completed at Singer’s new US headquarters in Torrance, California.
- 4.0L, naturally aspirated, air-cooled flat six
- Manual, 6-speed transmission with rear-wheel drive
- Black ceramic exhaust finish
- Forged aluminum, Fuchs design wheels in Porsche Gold Metallic
- Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires
- Carbon fiber bodywork presented in Dixon Bronze with brass badging
- Lightweight carbon fiber track seats
- Interior trimming in Desert Tortoise and Shug with Cream stitching
- The Sebring and Indy commissions will be on display in the Supercar Paddock.
Founded in California in 2009, Singer has become globally known and respected for its celebration of the Porsche 911. The company undertakes bespoke restorations for owners of the air-cooled cars. Singer is guided by a philosophy that encompasses:
- A passionate focus on iconic design and a homage to the world’s most iconic sportscars.
- Highly personalized restorations with superlative attention to detail, guided by the Singer’s mantra Everything is Important.
- Modern engineering and material science combined with beautifully executed interiors and 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 clientele 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.
About Singer Group, Inc.
Singer Group, Inc. (Singer) restores and reimagines 1989 to 1994 Porsche 911s, based on the 964 chassis at the direction of its clients. Singer does not manufacture or sell automobiles. Singer’s Global Partner Network supports owners across North America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australasia.
Singer is not sponsored, associated, approved, endorsed nor, in any way, affiliated with Porsche Cars North America, Inc., or Dr. Ing. h.c.F. Porsche, AG. The Porsche® name and crest, 911® and TARGA® are trademarks of Dr. Ing. h.c.F. Porsche AG, and any other products mentioned are the trademarks of their respective holders. Any mention of trademarked names or other marks is for purpose of reference only.
The product of Singer’s painstaking effort is a Porsche 911 restored and reimagined by Singer. Out of respect for Porsche, and to respect Porsche’s trademark rights, this incredible machine should never under any circumstances be referred to or described as a “Singer,” “Singer 911,” “Singer Porsche 911” or a “Porsche Singer 911,” or in any other manner that suggests that it is anything but a Porsche 911 that has been restored and reimagined by Singer.