Singer Vehicle Design has now released their Turbo Study project that reimagines one of the most iconic Porsches ever built. The California-based company is known worldwide for their bespoke Porsche restoration projects, and their latest creation is finally here.
Known simply as the Turbo Study, the project is built on the chassis of a 964 generation 911 and it’s the first road-going, turbocharged Porsche 911 ever built by Singer. The vehicle is powered by a 3.8-litre twin-turbo Mezger flat-six engine, that produces 450bhp. Costumes can also request Singer to increase the power further if required.
The future owners will be able to choose between a four-wheel-drive option or a rear-wheel-drive alternative. Both models feature a six-speed manual gearbox, as well as carbon-ceramic brakes and an optional sports exhaust system for those looking for a more aggressive sound.
Singer Turbo Study is the fourth vehicle in Singer’s lineup and will act as the template for cars available to customers in the future. Unlike some previous Singer vehicles, which were primarily performance-based, the Turbo Study focuses on usability instead, aiming to create a vehicle that is comfortable on long journeys with features such as cruise control, air conditioning, and heated seats.
This particular example of the Turbo Study is finished in Wolf Blue and has a look resembling that of the legendary Porsche 930. Large air intakes can be spotted in the images of the Turbo Study which provide the air required for the air-to-water intercoolers. Singer had also opted for the 930’s legendary ‘whale-tail’ spoiler and wide, aggressive stance.
When it comes to the interior, Singer focused on luxury and simplicity, with a classic looking centre console that is similar to that of the 930 generation Porsches. However, no high-level restomod would be complete without some modern comforts, with Singer opting to add an updated speaker system, new pedals and a completely redesigned steering wheel to their vehicle. A wireless-charging enabled phone slot can also be spotted in the centre console. The interior is finished in Malibu Sand colourway with Black Forest wood trim.
The Turbo Study will make its worldwide debut in the upcoming Goodwood Festival of Speed, where petrolheads will be able to hear the car live for the first time. The car will then appear at Monterey Car Week in August. The price of this special Singer has not been revealed yet, but Singer confirmed that over 70 owners have reserved the upcoming vehicle so far.