The first car from Singer’s collaboration with Williams Advanced Engineering is here, and it’s Porsche perfection
For us, the want has been seriously strong with every single car we’ve seen Singer Vehicle Design put together, but the Californian firm’s latest effort is on another level. It’s another 964-generation 911, the result of a ‘Dynamics and Lightweighting Study’ (DLS) “undertaken with Williams Advanced Engineering and other technical partners.”
You might remember seeing the engine for the first time a few months ago. Developed by Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE) with input from legendary Porsche engineer Hans Mezger, it’s an air-cooled flat-six derived from a 1990 3.6-litre Porsche unit. It now has titanium con rods, aluminium throttle bodies and an exhaust made from titanium and super exotic Inconel – the latter being a material more commonly seen in Formula 1. Power is at 493bhp, and it’ll rev beyond 9000rpm.
The rest of the car is just as exquisite. The 18-inch wheels are forged magnesium, and are wrapped in bespoke Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres. The Hewland six-speed manual gearbox is also largely made from magnesium, and features a beautiful exposed linkage. Bespoke dampers have been supplied by EXE-TC, while the car’s Brembo monobloc callipers squeeze carbon composite discs.