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...Singer starts with a vintage 911, any model made between 1969 and 1989, and strips it down to its shell, replacing nearly every major mechanical component. In the end, the Singer retains the 911's original roofline, A-pillar location, wheelbase and suspension and transaxle mounting points. The rest of the car gets a work-over...

...The end result is an impressive 360 hp in street tune and a more impressive 425 hp and 340 lb-ft in full race trim. With so little weight to move around, Singer claims the 425-hp engine will shoot the 911 to 60 mph in 3.9 sec and hit a top speed of 170 mph. Power hits the ground through a six-speed G50 transaxle fitted with close-ratio gears, a limited-slip differential and a twin-plate carbon clutch....
Read full article here: For the Modern Purist: The 425-hp Air-Cooled Singer 911
 

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yes, it is a repost, but still sexy as they come. Porsche ought to go back to that body style from the mid-80s, because it is certainly more original than anything they've done since.
 

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yes, it is a repost, but still sexy as they come. Porsche ought to go back to that body style from the mid-80s, because it is certainly more original than anything they've done since.
Agreed sexy as hell, but IIRC that body style is early 70s. I think in '74 they went to the bigger bumpers that integrated the turn signals. Was '73 the last year of turn signals in the body, as this one has?
 

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Agreed sexy as hell, but IIRC that body style is early 70s. I think in '74 they went to the bigger bumpers that integrated the turn signals. Was '73 the last year of turn signals in the body, as this one has?
So it appears it's an 80's vintage car, but I agree they're defintely going for the early/mid 70's look on it. I really want one of these. :)

Also, they remove the steel body and replace with carbon fiber. I really want one of these. :)

"Singer 911 offers vintage looks, modern appointments, exotic performance

by Michael Harley (RSS feed) on Sep 24th 2009 at 7:57PM
Singer 911 -- Click above for high-res photo gallery

Singer Vehicle Design rolled out its first prototype, plainly named the "Singer 911," at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance last month. Based on an '80s-era long-wheelbase 911 donor vehicle, the company strips each chassis to its bare shell for "reinvention" into what Singer calls a "celebration of the golden air-cooled era of the world's most important sports car."

Incontestable is its vintage Porsche 911 look. However, the Singer 911 is far from antiquated. The complete reincarnation includes chassis stiffening, new active aerodynamics, and a lightweight integral backbone structure and roll cage to improve torsional rigidity. Most interestingly, nearly all of the steel body panels are replaced by full carbon fiber composite bodywork candy-coated in Singer's exclusive "Racing Orange" paint.

Under the rear decklid is an air-cooled 3.82-liter flat-six sporting six individual throttle bodies. With a GT3 crankshaft and titanium connecting rods, the powerplant spins eagerly to 8,000 RPM. The engine sends 425 horsepower and 340 lb-ft of torque to a proper Getrag G50 six-speed manual transmission. According to the engineering team, the 2,400-pound Singer 911 will sprint to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds. Top speed is in excess of 170 MPH.

Under the skin are Moton shock absorbers, Eibach coil-overs, and Smart Racing Products adjustable sway bars. The four-piston brakes are sourced from the race-bred Porsche 930. Completing the performance package, and appearing period-correct, are the custom Zuffenhaus forged aluminum three-piece "Fuchs" wheels.



Singer's attention to detail carries throughout the vehicle... with a decidedly modern touch. State-of-the-art Hella bi-xenon headlamps reside within the headlight buckets, while a special lightweight air-conditioning system keeps occupants cool (keen eyes will notice that even the 911's windshield wipers have been relocated to the optimal center-mounted "993" position). The audio system includes satellite radio, iPod, and Bluetooth connectivity. Navigation assistance is provided by a Garmin-sourced GPS.



The Singer 911 isn't for everyone, and its still-unannounced pricing will reflect that exclusivity. Touted by Singer as "the love child of a 1967 911S, a 1973 911 Carrera RS and a 1996 993 RS," the car is crafted for the passionate car enthusiast who is seeking a viscerally intense vehicle, surprising sophisticated, yet very reliable. It's an emotional thing. If the Singer 911 doesn't drop your jaw at first glance, it probably never will.

Singer has promised Autoblog a drive and full review before the end of the year, so stay tuned. "

http://www.autoblog.com/2009/09/24/singer-911-offers-vintage-looks-modern-appointments-exotic-per/

Did I mention that I really want one of these? :D
 

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i will give you neither yeah or nay, but rather an orgasm (not give you one, but let you know i had one :poke: ) and a series of "OH FUCK YEA!"s
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so just for show? screens don't keep out any particles at all...
that's really just about all you can do with velocity stacks. pity, because that seriously affects the performance of the stacks... kinda nulls them out by creating excess resistance, whereas the stacks create a slightly tighter diameter to force the air through into a higher velocity. (think thumb on garden hose end)

Leaves and rocks and other flying globs of things that a carb might try to eat.
look again... that's fuel injected :p :poke:
 
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