New engine partnership between Porsche and Singer Vehicle Design? – automotive news

The work of the Californian preparer Singer Vehicle Design around the Porsche 911 models has clearly been recognized by the manufacturer from Stuttgart. The latter should indeed now supply the engines of the « restomods » designed by Singer, while retaining the specifications of the preparer.

Until now Singer Vehicle Design had recourse to an outside company to prepare the engines installed under the hood of its creations. According to the Top Gear team which reports this information, Singer would be thanks to this new partnership, in direct link with Porsche: the manufacturer would provide the Californian structure with engines assembled directly in the workshops of Porsche Motorsport North America (PMNA) based in Los Angeles, California.

Singer Vehicle Design has since its founding in 2009, positioned itself as one of the most prominent Porsche preparers with its retro-looking creations, made around Porsche 911 Coupé or Targa models produced between 1989 and 1994. Creations that feature also powers worthy of the best sports cars of the moment, with a 3.8-liter flat-six engine developing 300 or 350 hp, as well as a 4.0-liter unit of 390 hp. This partnership should therefore only reinforce the attraction aroused by Singer productions, which in parallel will continue to produce the Singer DLS (for “Dynamics and Lightweighting Study”) in Great Britain.

This particular model, presented for the first time in the summer of 2018, was developed by Singer in partnership with the British structure Williams Advanced Engineering, around the theme of performance. Designed around the 911 Type 964 model, this 911 DLS is notably equipped with a carbon fiber body which houses a 4.0-liter flat-six engine developing 500 hp, which is associated with a Hewland six-speed gearbox. This very special model, with production expected to be limited to 75 units, will continue to be produced and assembled at Singer’s UK premises based at Bicester Heritage.

Source: Top Gear

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