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Singer Williams: 500 HP Air-Cooled

As Peter Schutz himself saw, the 911 is one of the most beloved cars by sports drivers in the US. Curiously, in the country of automatic transmission and infinite straights, they know how to appreciate a car that is pure nerve; made for cornering and the most dedicated driving. So it was a matter of time to see this model pass-again- through the filter of one of the hallmarks of the American engine: customization.

The largest customization fair in the world is SEMA. Obviously in the US Since the distant '30s this it's normal In America. Within the world of classics, too. In this area we know it as 'r' or, what is the same, perform a restoration by substantially modifying the factory settings even if the air is maintained retro With this 911 they have done it like this: body, interior and mechanics have been carefully redesigned. The results - taste more or less - are spectacular.

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Retro details on the pilots. Source: Singer.


When we think of the name Singer, an image related to mechanics comes to us: that of our grandmother sewing on her machine. The 'Singer' in question also makes mechanical artifacts, but somewhat more complex. Founded in Los Angeles in 2009, Singer done modifications of classics. This one in particular - executed for Scott Blattner- is surely his best creature.

At first it all seemed like a normal order: Blattner planned to restore his Porsche 964 - the term that the German house named the generation of 911 manufactured between '89 and '94 - while increasing the engine's performance. In the end, the weight reduction -da on scale only 990 kilos- and modifications to the engine have created a totally new car.

Carbon parts, new ultralight brakes, 6-speed manual transmission made of magnesium, aerodynamic study, BBS wheels ... the visual changes are marked by a profound reinterpretation of many parts of the car. And reinforced by the incorporation of some details - such as the front and rear lights - influenced by the appearance of the first generation 911. A nod that makes it even more classic, as far as possible.


The most shocking in this'restomod ' it is undoubtedly the engine. As soon as we see the one of a 911 we recognize it by its shape, but this… has something special. Special thanks to development made neither more nor less than by Williams: The Oxfordshire team has turned its Formula 1 experience into this engine, making it a true gem.

3 liters, 6 cylinders and almost 6 hp in an air-cooled engine, lightened with magnesium and titanium parts, capable of exceeding 500 revolutions. A technological boast made for Singer by Williams Advanced Engineering, possibly benefiting other Porsche 911s reinterpreted by the Los Angeles company.

As you have seen, in this 964 there are not a few hours of work and effort. All a display of design, mechanics and passion for the car. And, although the restomod concept may be controversial for many ... What is clear is that this Porsche seems el 911 aircooled definitive. Hopefully they'll let us hear it on video soon.

What do you think?

Miguel Sánchez

Written by Miguel Sánchez

Through the news from La Escudería, we will travel the winding roads of Maranello listening to the roar of the Italian V12; We will travel Route66 in search of the power of the great American engines; we will get lost in the narrow English lanes tracking the elegance of their sports cars; We will speed up the braking in the curves of the Monte Carlo Rally and we will even get dusty in a garage while rescuing lost jewels.


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