Back in the summer, we reported that Porsche specialists Singer had teamed up with Williams Advanced Engineering to create a new air-cooled 911 engine, and now the fruits of their labours have become a reality.
The Singer model is a result of a dynamics and lightweight study carried out with Williams which meant to help meet Singer clients' demand for more power, lighter weight and more hardcore dynamics. Now, 75 examples will be built and made available to enthusiasts.
But it's not just Williams in the mix to create the ideal 911, Singer has had input from Michelin, Brembo, BBS Motorsport and Hans Mezger, as well as input on dynamics from Marino Franchitti and Chris Harris. There are bespoke Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, 18-inch BBS forged magnesium centre-locking wheels, lightweight Brembo brake calipers with carbon composite discs, custom dampers by EXE-TC, and a Hewland magnesium six-speed transmission.
It's a classic 911 that has gone on a serious diet thanks to the extensive use of lightweight materials like carbon fibre, titanium, aluminum, and magnesium, and we love it. Road & Track shared these renderings of the vehicle from renowned artist Daniel Simon, though, so we'll let you decide for yourself on its looks.
As is often the case at Singer Vehicle Design, we picked up the phone to companies whose reputation precedes them and explained the challenge.
We found a group of petrolheads, full of enthusiasm to help us with state-of-the-art design and materials.
There's no indication on price, but if you go in with a million in your back pocket you might have (a bit) of change.