Which is your favorite?
Over the course of the last month, the master craftspeople at Singer Vehicle Design have revealed two new commissions and shone a light on two others, each as jaw-droppingly pretty as the last. The automaker has also shown two new Turbo Study builds, but those vehicles were only presented as digital renders and are not yet complete.
The cars that have been completed are more old-school but no less beautiful to look at. The four Porsche 911 builds are called Glasgow, Indy, Monaco, and Sansaw and are very similar in many ways, yet each carries its own flavor. Let's take a look at what's been done.
The Glasgow Commission is based on a righthand drive 911 Targa and features its carbon fiber bodywork in Blood Red - Dark paint. Contrasted by Champagne Gold accents, the overall effect is rather sensational, but taking a closer look is worth your time too.
Details like the centrally-mounted external fuel filler on the hood, the nickel finish of the rear bumper, raised nickel lettering, and the Coffee Bean interior are all magnificent in their own right. The seats, for example, look like classic items but are actually made of carbon fiber with bespoke suede-mix weave seat centers and nickel grommets, while the gauges are from an early 911. The gear lever is trimmed in ebony and walnut and looks like the perfect accompaniment for a rear-driven 4.0-liter air-cooled sports car.
The Indy Commission is presented in Dixon Bronze with a cabin in Desert Tortoise. Further enhancing this model's appeal is the addition of a bespoke nubuck color called Shug. The brown paint and unique upholstery give us 1970s vibes in all the right ways.
Indy has a 4.0-liter engine, too, powering the rear wheels. The Indy Commission was revealed at Goodwood last year, and if you're wondering about the name, it's because four-time IndyCar series champion Dario Franchitti initiated this build.
This features paint in Midnight Blue Metallic, while the interior has a unique leather weave and is finished in Oxblood. The Monaco Commission was built several years ago, but what makes it especially fascinating is that the owner drives it every day and even moved from the UK to California so that they would not have to garage the car in the winter. This car is more than five years old, so it's probably got quite the odometer reading, but in our mind, that only makes it more desirable.
Porsches were built to be driven, and Singers are built to look stunning. Who says you shouldn't combine the two?
Finally, we have the Sansaw commission, which has an AWD drivetrain and is based upon a lefthand drive coupe with a rare sunroof. The paint-to-sample color is also called Sansaw, and the interior specification is Kastellet with suede-mix weave seat centers, as in the Glasgow Commission. The first images and details of the car were only posted a few days ago, so if you're interested in seeing what else has been done to the car, keep an eye on Singer's social media channels over the next week or two. Whatever colors, materials, and features have been chosen, you can bet the end result is glorious.
As always, Singer has delivered an unrivaled level of quality and attention to detail. It may not be a full-on manufacturer, but the excellence that goes into each build is good enough to embarrass many supercars. Speaking of, Singer has partnered with Hertz and BRADY on a Porsche 963 Le Mans hypercar entry. Singer is not a technical partner but did design the racer's livery and recently unveiled a celebratory timepiece for the upcoming endurance race at the Circuit de la Sarthe over the weekend of June 10-11.
Thankfully, Singer's decision to branch out somewhat seems to be having no impact on the frequency or brilliance of its builds, and we can't wait to see more of these new-old Porkers in the metal very soon.