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- Singer Porsche 911
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- Singer Vehicle Design
We first spotted Singer’s 911 Concept in Monterey last year at the historic races at Laguna Seca. From afar, it just looked like another classic Porsche 911, but a closer look revealed much, much more. Singer Vehicle Design, a California based company, is taking a new approach to the usual tuning game. Instead of chopping up, completely changing and oftentimes overdoing the styling of the vehicle, Singer is approaching their vehicle customizations as Restored, Re-imagined and Reborn designs. So far, their customizations have focused on classic cars (well, one really since the company just started this year) From Singer’s media overview:
The Singer 911 is no mere imitation, clone or retro-hot rod, but a re-interpretation and rebirth of the early performance-focused 911’s. The new vehicle is the result of a fusion between the purity of the original 911 and modern materials, design, and updated technologies, and aftermarket experience into a unique sports car that recaptures the essence of the early 911’s golden age. The Singer 911 capitalizes on the 40 years of solutions and enhancements that have resulted from the racing aftermarket’s embracing the original 911. Borrowing the best elements from the air/oil cooled 911’s long production span such as the “chic” of the long hood pre-’74 race specials, and the engineering durability of the later cars from the 80’s and 90’s, Singer Vehicle Design capitalizes on the vast know how and evolutionary advances the original 911 has enjoyed. The experience offered by the new Singer 911 is a passionate celebration of the history making, iconic 911, and creates an enhanced sportscar that honors the original 911’s soul.
Singer starts with any longer wheelbase 911 (from 1969 to 1989), strips it down to it’s shell and starts the reinvention process. The only elements retained during this process are the original wheelbase, the A-pillar position, the roofline, suspension mounting and transaxle mounting points. Everything else is fully restored or improved upon. Here are the high points of what you end up with:
- 3.8-liter normally aspirated flat 6 (993 based engine)
- 425 bhp with 340 lb. ft. torque
- 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds; 0-100 mph in 8.5 seconds
- Top speed of 170+ mph
- 917/930 Porsche Brembo calipers and rotors with stainless steel braided lines
- Extensive body work with lower lip spoiler in front and active speed-sensitive rear spoiler
- Integral backbone stiffening struture with developmental carbon fiber “second skin” concealed roll structure
You also get some great creature comforts like a lightweight electric a/c system, updated sound package including Sirius satellite radio, Garmin GPS and Bluetooth and iPod connectivity. The interior is a great modern take on a retro look. Weight, with all of this, is 2,400 pounds. Singer themselves sum up the car best:
Sure the Singer 911 looks like a vintage 911, and maintains some of the same character, but the connections its exterior evokes is unique. There are hints of 911R in the taillights and bumper design, as well as RSR in the bulbous flares, or even some 911ST in the profile, but there is no mistaking that upon closer inspection the Singer 911 is a very different interpretation of these vintage themes. Beneath that “long hood” emulating skin is the heart of the last air/oil cooled 911(type 993) and a host of the latest technology that places the Singer 911 in a place all its own. The car protects the romance of the original 911 concept but radically modernizes it into an ultimate 911 expression for the enthusiast who can never forget time spent behind the wheel of the car that started life as the 901 Concept. Forty-six years later, the Singer 911 prototype is the ultimate validation of the model that defined a brand, a segment, and became a cultural icon to generations.
Singer has stitched in Brembo stoppers on all four corners along with Bilstein coilovers to put all that power to the pavement, and the interior is laced with the kind of kit that you’d expect from a vehicle with a price tag that knocks on the door of $200,000. Look around the cabin and you’ll see a Heuer chronograph, leather weave seats and an RSR steering wheel, among other goodies.
At this moment Porsche 911 Singer is made in 2 exterior colors:
- Singer Racing Green
- Singer Racing Orange
Other colors available as per Customer choice.
High resolution Porsche 911 Singer photogallery
- Porsche tabloid
- Celebrity Car
- Porsche for sale
- Porsche 911 S
RM Auctions, the world’s largest collector car auction house, will offer Steve McQueen’s (March 24, 1930 – November 7, 1980) popular American movie actor) iconic 1970 Porsche 911S, featured in his epic Hollywood film Le Mans, at its highly-anticipated Monterey sale in California on August 18 – 20. Built to the highest 1970 specification, complete with air conditioning and a full complement of factory options, the slate grey 911S stars in the film’s legendary opening sequence as McQueen’s character, hotshot Porsche driver Michael Delaney, drives through the French countryside reflecting on life, death, and racing.
In addition to its starring role in the film, the Porsche 911S was used as Steve McQueen’s personal transport during the movie’s production, later joining his own stable of extraordinary motor cars in California – a collection that over the years included everything from a Jaguar XK-SS, multiple Ferraris, Porsches, airplanes, motorcycles and everything in between. Today, the 911S is presented in exceptionally original condition, and is offered from the collection of one of America’s foremost Porsche aficionados.
McQueen actually owned the ’70 Porsche 911 S from Le Mans. He wanted a car to drive around in Europe while he was shooting the film, so he bought the Porsche, and when shooting was finished, he had it sent back to America. Now sure, there’s no on-screen hoonage starring the 911, but you can only imagine that McQueen drove the snot out of the thing when he was off-camera. But that’s not the point—this car was was cool not because it drove around jumping over hills and chasing baddies. The 911 is cool because it is understated and relaxed; it’s what the tormented race car driver drove when, as McQueen’s character famously put it in the film, he was “just waiting” between races. It has what the Mustang lacks: inconspicuousness. You really need to be obsessed with cars to appreciate the Porsche. For example, the current owner of the 911 was a Porsche collector who bought the car a few years ago without even knowing that it was in the Le Mans film; he just liked the car.
McQueen’s Porsche 911 S Photogallery
- Celebrity Car
- Mary Kate Olsen
- Black Porsche Cayenne Turbo
Mary-Kate Olsen (born June 13, 1986), the Daytime Emmy Award-nominated American actress. Licensed to Drive Release Date: February 10, 2003 Genre
What car does Mary-Kate Olsen drive?
The answer is – Black Porsche Cayenne Turbo
Some time ago Kate Olsen was seen outside a nail salon in her Porsche 911 Carrera. If any lady was that young and rich, we’re pretty sure they won’t mind getting their nails done in a Black Porsche!
Some would say that she is all grown up but judging by her taste in cars, she also knows what is good.
Photogallery: Mary Kate Olsen and Black Porsches
- Slowest Porsche
- Porsche Ferdinand GT3 RS
Here is a video and photo gallery showing the new Ferdinand GT3 RS, a zero-emissions car named after the legendary Porsche founder. Unfortunately the car has nothing to do with Porsche, other than being shaped like a Porsche 911.
It features a “gold-painted” exterior, has a big rear wing and “massive air inlets at the front spoiler to save the driver from sweating too much.” Amazingly it weighs just 99.6kg (219.6 lbs). Even more amazing is that it does not have an engine, “because of economic reasons.”
Watch as the presenter takes us through a walkabout presentation and a drive around the race track. Ferdinand is shown at Lentos – Museum of Art Linz / Austria.
The World`s slowest Porsche GT3 RS – Video
THE WORLD`S SLOWEST PORSCHE GT3 RS – Photogallery
- Celebrity Car
- Jerry Seinfeld
- love of Porsche
Jerry Seinfeld (American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, television and film producer), by his full name, Jerome Alan Seinfeld was born in Brooklyn, New York City, on 29th of April 1954. Jerry Seinfeld’s nickname is Little Jerry, he is 5’11” (1.80m) tall and is a New York Mets fan.
It is known that Jerry Seinfeld has a collection of over 40 different Porsches, rumors being that he is the owner of the largst Porsche collections in the whole world.
The comedian stored the collection in a hangar at the Santa Monica Airport, in California. Jerry Seinfeld bought the first Porsche 911 ever built, a light blue Porsche, bought at Manhattan Motors.
Jerry Seinfeld’s Porsche collection includes 10 Porche Boxters in different colors, Porsche 911s from different years and the famous 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder and ofcourse the fabulous Porsche 959.
In February 2004, he wrote an article for the Automobile, about Porsche Carrera GT, for that being awarded Road Pest – silver in 2004, at the International Automotive Media Awards.
Video: Jerry Seinfeld talks about his love of Porsche
Jerry Seinfeld Porsche gallery
- Black Porsche 911
Video – Californication (TV Series) Hank buys a new Porsche instead of his old 1990 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabrio