Red? Check. Whale tail? Yeah. Black wheels in incredibly flared fenders? Absolutely. There are few cars that command attention like a classic 964-era Porsche 911, and few companies fuse classic styling with modern performance like Singer. The company’s latest 911 Turbo study is the beautiful 964 you see here, but this one is very special. This is Singer’s very first 911 Cabriolet.
“The first Porsche, the Sport 356/1 known as ‘Number 1’, was a convertible, and open-top high-performance glamor has been a part of history ever since,” said the Singer founder and executive chairman. , Rob Dickenson. “I have long wanted to celebrate this part of the Porsche heritage at Singer and doing so as part of our recently announced Turbo Study seems like an ideal starting point. Our goal with the Turbo Study is to distill the awe-inspiring thrill of the first Porsche’s supercar while reinventing its performance and refinement, and we’re thrilled that owners can now choose to enjoy these features with the top down.
There’s certainly plenty to enjoy beyond the timeless design of Singer’s air-cooled 964. Among other things, the body is carbon fiber wearing a shade of Cadiz Red. In back, it hides an upgraded flat-six engine that’s still air-cooled, but displaces 3.8 liters and generates 510 horsepower with the help of a pair of turbochargers. Power remains at the rear wheels, handled by a six-speed manual transmission. Carbon-ceramic brakes reduce speed if necessary.
Every Singer-redesigned 911 features an impressive interior, but it’s much easier to see and appreciate when the roof folds down completely. In this case, a black fabric roof tucks neatly under the trunk to reveal a black interior with a red check pattern on the door panels and seat inserts. The color is complemented by wood trim on the dashboard and center console, and there are modern amenities such as inductive phone charging for the driver and passenger.
Unfortunately, if you want a 964 convertible or any new Singer-redesigned 911, it could take a while. Singer says its order books are full for the next few years, and at the moment no new orders are being accepted.