Restomods are all the rage, and for good reason – after all, they revamp contemporary automotive designs into a spicier version. Singer Vehicle Design has aced car remodeling, setting precedence for automotive ateliers across the globe. Now, their reimagined classic Porsche Turbo 911 is giving automotive enthusiasts a peek of what the four-wheeler was missing all these years.
The California-based company ventured out on creating the Turbo Study after overwhelming requests to create the spicier variant of the restored Porsche 911 supercar. The founder and Executive Charmain, Rob Dickinson, wanted to capture the essence of Porsche’s first-ever supercar. There’s a personal connection to this, since, Rob took a ride of the Porsche 911 in 1976 when he was 11-years old. It left him star-struck, to be inside this machine draped in red tartan seats. Now, after all these decades, the Singer Turbo Study gets the bespoke carbon fiber body (using modern composite construction method) ditching the classic metal structure. This results in a lighter 911 Turbo which is better to handle and accelerates way better than the original.
Designer: Singer Vehicle Design
The Turbo Study wearing the Wolf Blue skin is more on the touring vehicle genre thanks to the rear-wheel drive and suspension tuning. There’s the option of all-wheel-drive, and either way it gets a six-speed manual gearbox. The engine on this one is a 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged one with bespoke air-to-water intercoolers, found inside the inlet plenums. The car churns out 450 horsepower, and the owners can enhance that value further with customization. The functionality, luxury and comfort take precedence here with inclusions like rear wiper, electrically heated seats, air conditioning, cruise control, integrated wireless charger, and navigation system.
For premium styling, the Whale Tail is now bigger and with bigger vents, while the bumpers get a revamp without giving away the cushioning items of the original. The car based on the 964-generation 911 has more modern dual exhausts in a very neat design language, hips are more profound, and the panel grips are a lot tighter. Wheels also get the 18-inch size revamp in the form of Fuch-styling, and are wider than the classic. On the inside it is a treat to ride in – those Malibu Sand Leather covering and the Black Forest wood trim on the dashboard and door panels are proof enough.
Already 70 reservations of the Turbo Study have been booked and it will show up at the 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed in West Sussex, England, from June 23 through 26. The pricing of this eye-candy Porsche is still not known, but going by the past trend this Turbo could easily touch $1 million. Of course, the level of customization might take even higher.