Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP Worldwide > The International Automotive Scene


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12th November 2009, 16:15   #1
Team-BHP Support
 
suhaas307's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 8,053
Thanked: 6,597 Times
Default Blast From The Past: The Singer 911!

Porschephiles and classic Porsche lovers in particular are in for a very special treat!

Singer Vehicle Design have successfully reinvented the 'classic 911' by introducing the 'Singer 911'.

It's nothing but a pure, exotic blend of classic design and character and modern performance and technology. It's not an imitation, clone or a hot-rod as such, but a reinterpretation of the early classic, retro 911s. What this prototype effectively does is that it honors the original air-cooled 911's soul!

This beautifully handcrafted piece of automobile exotica started out as an early '80s (LWB) 911. Extensive modifications to the body panels and chassis ensures that the car remains light and strong as well. The steel body panels for instance have been replaced by full carbon fiber bodywork and coated in Singer's exclusive 'Racing Orange' The car looks the part as well borrowing design cues from the '70s 911 Carrera 2.8 RSR and other classic 911s. It rolls on enormous Fuchs-like wheels that wear steam-roller wide rubber and wrapped around by stupendously wide wheel arches reminiscent of the early '70s 911 Carrera 2.8 and 3.0 RSRs. The centrally mounted double-barreled exhausts adds to the charm and character of this slice from history. The interiors pay homage to the race-bred 911s of yore as well! The 3-spoke steering, the traditional floor-stick and the classic 5 dials (The orange rev-counter in particular) have been executed to perfection.

Nestled behind the rear axle is an air-cooled, 3.8 liter, six-packer sporting 6 individual throttle-bodies. Bits from the GT3 that have been incorporated in the Singer 911 includes the crankshaft and titanium connecting rods. A Getrag G50 six-speed manual gearbox has also been incorporated. While the motor loves to be revved all the way to 8,000 RPM, the engine churns out an amazing 425 horsepower and 340 torques in its highest state of tune! Tipping the scales at 1100 kilograms, the Singer 911 sprints to 100 km from a standstill in about 4 seconds and will go on to reach an estimated 275 km/hr!

- Suhaas307
(Inputs and photographs from Autoblog — We Obsessively Cover The Auto Industry)
Attached Thumbnails
Blast From The Past: The Singer 911!-singerdesign911_01.jpg  

Blast From The Past: The Singer 911!-singerdesign911_02.jpg  

Blast From The Past: The Singer 911!-singer911front.jpg  

Blast From The Past: The Singer 911!-singerdesign911_04.jpg  

Blast From The Past: The Singer 911!-singerdesign911_06.jpg  

Blast From The Past: The Singer 911!-singerdesign911_14.jpg  

Blast From The Past: The Singer 911!-singerdesign911_29.jpg  

Blast From The Past: The Singer 911!-singerdesign911_16.jpg  

Attached Images
 
suhaas307 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12th November 2009, 16:20   #2
BHPian
 
bivin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: MAA/DXB/CDG
Posts: 932
Thanked: 113 Times
Default

it looks great. just wish the rear wheels were a bit smaller. somehow, to me it looks like a frog!!!
bivin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12th November 2009, 16:26   #3
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Nikhilb2008's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 4,825
Thanked: 4,772 Times
Default

Woah!! Brings back good memories! The time I was in love with the classic 911 shape while playing NFS porsche.

However, I feel they have overdone the rear wheels and tyres. It doesnt need to be so wide and fat.
Nikhilb2008 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12th November 2009, 16:36   #4
Team-BHP Support
 
suhaas307's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 8,053
Thanked: 6,597 Times
Default

Well, wider the better IMO! I like 'em Pokers just like this. I see so much of the classic 2.8 and 3.0 Carrera RSRs in this car. I quite like the exhausts too! The interior is exquisite! And the colour is smashing! All in all, it would get a 5er from me!
suhaas307 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12th November 2009, 16:41   #5
Senior - BHPian
 
Dippy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Mumbai, India
Posts: 7,269
Thanked: 163 Times
Default

Suddenly all the car companies are going back into time. First the Mercedes SLS, then the Classic 911 and now this. Just goes to show how timeless these designs were. I love it . Dont like the Singer name though even though its done by them.
Dippy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12th November 2009, 16:56   #6
Team-BHP Support
 
suhaas307's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 8,053
Thanked: 6,597 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dippy View Post
Suddenly all the car companies are going back into time. First the Mercedes SLS, then the Classic 911 and now this. Just goes to show how timeless these designs were. I love it . Dont like the Singer name though even though its done by them.
Frankly, I don't like it either! But S.V.D. (Singer Vehicle Design) pays tribute to a certain Norbert Singer. He is a German Automobile Engineer who played a huge part in Porsche's 16 or so 24 Hours of Le Mans victories. He was also responsible for designing and engineering 911 road cars for race use. He designed the 935 which is considered to be the most successful customer race car ever produced by Porsche.

P.S. By the Classic 911, do you mean the Porsche 997 II 911 Sport Classic that draws inspiration from the 2.7 RS?

Last edited by suhaas307 : 12th November 2009 at 16:59.
suhaas307 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12th November 2009, 21:33   #7
BHPian
 
GreaseMonk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Chennai
Posts: 281
Thanked: 85 Times
Default

At first I thought this thread would be about a sewing machine!

Those rear tires look terrible on on such a beautiful body.
GreaseMonk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12th November 2009, 22:44   #8
Senior - BHPian
 
Nitin's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 3,301
Thanked: 9 Times
Default

'While the motor loves to be revved all the way to 8,000 RPM, the engine churns out an amazing 425 horsepower and 340 torques in its highest state of tune! Tipping the scales at 1100 kilograms, the Singer 911 sprints to 100 km from a standstill in about 4 seconds and will go on to reach an estimated 275 km/hr!'

With specs like this,there's really not a whole lot to complain.Those broad tires definitely would be useful when you put the pedal to the metal and hit 3-digit figures.
Nitin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12th November 2009, 23:38   #9
Senior - BHPian
 
AyAn!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Durgapur/Calcutta/Pune
Posts: 2,167
Thanked: 850 Times
Default

A fantastic retro-ed Porsche.Lovely Fuchs style deep dish alloys there.
But yes,the extra wide rear tires make the car look tad ungainly,almost like a drag racer!!
AyAn! is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th November 2009, 11:59   #10
BHPian
 
Dante's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Nasik
Posts: 374
Thanked: 16 Times
Default

Wow!! Awesome! Pure beauty. Hey thanks for sharing. What a delight.
The only problem is with the wheel lip. Wish it was a bit smaller.
Dante is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th November 2009, 12:51   #11
BHPian
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Bombay
Posts: 474
Thanked: 25 Times
Default

Anyone knows about the price ?

Quiet Good but still the Original is still the Best.
supercars is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th November 2009, 19:30   #12
Team-BHP Support
 
suhaas307's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 8,053
Thanked: 6,597 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dante View Post
Wow!! Awesome! Pure beauty. Hey thanks for sharing. What a delight.
The only problem is with the wheel lip. Wish it was a bit smaller.
No problem What do you mean by 'Wheel Lip'? Are you referring to the off-set?

Quote:
Originally Posted by supercars View Post
Anyone knows about the price ?

Quiet Good but still the Original is still the Best.
Some blog sites have mentioned that it's around the $300,000 region and some say it's closer to the price of the a fully spec-ed out 997 II 911 GT3 RS.

The wheels are not as large as some think. 5-Spoke, 3-piece forged aluminum 17" Zuffenhaus-Fuchs wearing Michelin Pilot Sport Cup tires of sizes 225/45 R17" up front and 275/40 R17" at the back. (Looks much wider than 275mm dunnit?
suhaas307 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th November 2009, 14:37   #13
Team-BHP Support
 
suhaas307's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 8,053
Thanked: 6,597 Times
Default

Here are some more pictures of the Singer 911. I must say the attention to detail is astonishing!
Attached Thumbnails
Blast From The Past: The Singer 911!-5.jpg  

Blast From The Past: The Singer 911!-7.jpg  

Blast From The Past: The Singer 911!-8.jpg  

Blast From The Past: The Singer 911!-9.jpg  

Blast From The Past: The Singer 911!-10.jpg  

Blast From The Past: The Singer 911!-11.jpg  

Blast From The Past: The Singer 911!-12.jpg  

Blast From The Past: The Singer 911!-18.jpg  

Blast From The Past: The Singer 911!-19.jpg  

Blast From The Past: The Singer 911!-21.jpg  

Blast From The Past: The Singer 911!-22.jpg  

Blast From The Past: The Singer 911!-23.jpg  

Blast From The Past: The Singer 911!-24.jpg  

Blast From The Past: The Singer 911!-25.jpg  

Blast From The Past: The Singer 911!-26.jpg  

Blast From The Past: The Singer 911!-27.jpg  

Blast From The Past: The Singer 911!-28.jpg  

Blast From The Past: The Singer 911!-singerlight950.jpg  

suhaas307 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th November 2009, 18:57   #14
BHPian
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Bombay
Posts: 474
Thanked: 25 Times
Default

Nooooooooooooooooooooooo.

This car is TOO COSTLY. :(
supercars is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th November 2009, 19:16   #15
BHPian
 
KRf1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: NCR / BLR
Posts: 339
Thanked: 3 Times
Default

Wow ! That is one impressively done up Porsche . The attention to detail is amazing . The Lambo Orange colour is surprising though . Loved the simplicity , class and sportiness of the interiors also .
KRf1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Meet | Drive : Blast from the Past Gordon The Team-BHP Meet Section 3 17th September 2013 11:45
Singer Mika Singh suspected in a hit-n-run. Crashes Hummer. MARCUS_520i Super-Cars & Imports in India 16 17th April 2011 19:47
Singer, Cricketer, Tycoon Miss Car Cess h@r$h@l The Indian Car Scene 5 25th January 2010 17:28


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 08:02.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks