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Dynamics and Lightweighting Study Revealed at Goodwood Festival of Speed ‘Dls’ Undertaken with Williams Advanced Engineering and Other Partners

A Relentless Pursuit of Excellence through a Lightweight Philosophy Festival of Speed sees the results of the Dynamics and Lightweighting Study on display for the first time. One car will run in the hillclimb event while a second DLS restoration, accompanied by six further Porsche 911s Reimagined by Singer Vehicle Design, will be displayed outside […]

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Singer Vehicule Design célèbre sa 100ème personnalisation de Porsche 911

Singer Vehicle Design vient de célébrer son 100ème modèle restauré et personnalisé dans son atelier californien de Sun Valley : une Porsche 911 Coupé Type 964 de 1991 «réinventée» par Singer Vehicle Design, ayant pour nom Alabama portant la teinte gris lunaire (Lunar Silver). Cet évènement est très important pour Singer Vehicle Design qui a …

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Singer Vehicle Design Celebrates Its 100th Commission

At Singer Vehicle Design « everything is important ». It’s the credo to which each of the company’s employees subscribes, and that can be seen in the product they roll out. Every Porsche 911 Reimagined By Singer is an example of everything being important. It can also be seen in the words hanging from the ceiling, a not-so-gentle reminder to the people in the building that their decisions should always be biased toward quality. Porsche loving enthusiasts with gobs of discretionary income have felt the quality in Singer’s offerings first hand, and put their money down on the dotted line. 100 of them, exactly, as the first triple-digit example rolled out of their assembly shop yesterday headed to its new owner.

These machines sell sometimes for more than half a million dollars, but they can’t make them fast enough. With a backlog in the high double digits, Singer is always busy making the next commission. Rob Dickinson, ex-Catherine Wheel front man, brought his idea to life at least a half dozen years ago, and it’s been a meteoric rise ever since. Singer were given mainstream motoring media attention in an episode of /Drive’s Chris Harris on Cars back in 2013. In those early days, the company were producing no more than a handful of cars per year, but they’ve experienced significant growth over the last two years or so that sees them producing dozens of cars annually.

When we visited their facility a couple of years ago, there were still no more than a dozen employees around the shop, but as you can see in the picture above, they’ve expanded their workforce significantly as well. Rumor has it that they’ve purchased a new building, and are subcontracting out some of the prep work now to keep production on schedule. It’s safe to say that the demand for these incredible cars isn’t going to wane anytime soon. Congratulations to Singer Vehicle Design on ‘reimagining’ 100 gorgeous examples. Here’s to the next hundred!

The 100th car in question can be seen in various instagram posts from yesterday. It is a beautiful silver example, but we don’t know much beyond that. As per usual, Singer is tight lipped about the car, and there’s no indication of who might have commissioned the 100th build, though a few posts have christened the car #AlabamaCommission.

 

 

 
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There is such a thing as perfection

Singer teams up with Williams and Hans Mezger to produce 75 lighter, faster 964 restorations. What if Singer worked on restoring and modifying my beloved 27-year-old Porsche 964, with the assistance of an engineering concern born from the world of F1? How would such a car look and how would it perform?” This was the […]

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Gunther Werks 400R driven: best ever 993?

“I said they were out of their minds. Bespoke bodywork, running gear and everything else that goes along with building a custom car in that short a time. ‘We’re not a TV show, we’ll not do it in a week’”. That was owner of Rothsport Racing, Jeff Gamroth’s response when the call came from Peter Nam at Gunther Werks. They didn’t do it in a week, as Gamroth said, this was not a TV show, but the sheer persistence of Peter Nam and his team saw the 400R to go from concept to the car I’m sitting in today in just six months.

I stumbled across the project mid-summer, Gunther Werks drip-feeding a Facebook group some details of what would become the 400R. If you’ve never heard of the firm before that’s no surprise – I hadn’t. Gunther Werks is a new company, but it’s not come from nowhere. Nam owns Vorsteiner, which specialises in aftermarket wheels and carbon fibre styling for premium manufacturers, Gunther Werks is a natural progression of that. With it Nam has been extremely clever, assembling a team of highly respected names in the air-cooled Porsche community to create the 400R. The a-list roster includes Jeff from Rothsport Racing, Joey Seely from E-Motion Engineering and Carey Eisenloher.

The idea itself, is a simple one. Take a 993 and develop it as if Porsche hadn’t replaced the 993 with the 996 twenty years ago. Not as a mere Carrera though, but as a GT3. Different to the usual backdates, then, this is more of a continuation, bringing the car forward rather than modernising mechanically with a reverential stylistic nod backwards. The 400R is a 993 for today, the past blast forwarded into the present, using modern technology to enhance and improve, all without denying it of its original appeal and driver appeal. Building on it. That was a key goal, Nam determined to create the very best 993 as it could be now, focussed on driving, Gunther Werks demanding that its customers don’t buy it as a trinket, but as a car to be used. And used as intended – hard.

If the concept sounds easy the execution is anything but. It is genuinely difficult to comprehend that the 400R was a standard, pre-Varioram Carrera 2 back in May 2017. To create it Gunther Werks tasked its team…

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