Singer Vehicle Design
1990 964-series Porsche 911 becomes 500-hp "Dynamics and Lightweighting Study."
There may be no hotter marque than Porsche at the moment, with classic models skyrocketing in price and new models in higher demand than ever. So it was no surprise when the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles announced its newest exhibition would highlight the Stuttgart automaker. The museum has done a stellar job of gathering vehicles for new exhibits since its remodel two years ago, the "Seeing Red: 70 Years of Ferrari" display coming quickly to mind.
It's lightweight, too.
Anyone interested in another vintage Porsche 911 restored and modified by Singer Vehicle Design? Did we mention it'll have over 500 horsepower?
Singer likes to say that it "reimagines" the Porsche 911, and if that's true, these twins may be their most imaginative yet.
A new book is on the way just in time for the holidays that delves into the story of Singer Vehicle Designs.
The Singer founder tells us all about the first Porsche 911 Targa his company has ever restored, just before its public debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Spoiler Alert: It's amazing.
In the world of restomods, Singer Vehicle Designs is inarguably one of our absolute favorites. The company, founded by rocker Rob Dickinson, has made its name as an obsessive constructor of vintage, built-to-order Porsche 911s with modern internals and beautiful accouterments.
Few things get us as cranked up as a Porsche 911. Generation after generation, this rear-engined oddity has exhilarated our senses, and the new 991 is the most capable iteration yet. Even so, there's a lot to be said for the older models, from their lighter weights and more modest dimensions to their air-cooled thrums.
Singer 911 production car debut – Click above for high-res image gallery