Singer has done Targas before but never reimagined a 911 Cabriolet.
Singer, the California-based company known for creating stunning reimagined 911 models, just announced its first car with a "fully opening roof." The restomod company has previously built 911 Targas, but this is the first full 911 Cabriolet.
What you see here is based on the results of the Singer Turbo Study, which previewed Singer's reimagining of the original 930 Turbo, only using the 964 as a base platform. Based on requests from owners, the Turbo Study restoration services will now be offered on the 911 Cabriolet body style.
"The first Porsche, the Sport 356/1 known as 'Number 1,' was a cabriolet, and high-performance, open-roof glamour has been part of the story ever since," says Rob Dickinson, Founder and Executive Chairman of Singer Group. "Our goal with the Turbo Study is to distill the awesome thrill of Porsche's first 'supercar' while reimagining its performance and refinement. We're excited that owners can now choose to enjoy these traits with the roof down."
Singer has previewed what the car will look like in the digital images you see here. This specific owner opted for Cadiz Red paint on the carbon fiber bodywork. Inside, the red exterior matches black/red Tartan seat centers and red wood accents. The electrically adjustable sports seats look like they'd belong in the classic 930 but feature more bolstering to keep the driver in place.
At the back sits a "Mezger" 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged flat-six engine with an air-to-water intercooler. Singer will offer power outputs ranging from 450-510 hp, but this example is specced with the latter. Power in this case goes to the rear wheels through a six-speed manual transmission, but all-wheel drive is also available.
Because these cars are completely custom, owners can choose exactly how relaxed or aggressive they want their build to be. In addition to the various power outputs, Singer lets customers curate their suspension. In this instance, the owner specced the touring suspension with carbon ceramic brakes. Owners seeking long-range comfort can spec more compliant damping and suspension performance, but if owners want a more sporting focus, they can opt for the sports exhaust system and tailor firmer damping characteristics.
Since this is a convertible, we imagine more owners will ask Singer to build their cars with touring in mind. Of course, this will still be an incredibly sharp car to drive, just like previous Singer models.
Since prices are "dependent on the specification requested by the car's owner," Singer will not reveal how much the Turbo Study Cabriolet will cost. However, based on previous projects from the company, we can imagine prices will be deep into seven-figure territory. Singer has stopped taking orders on its Classic Study 964 model, meaning the Dynamics and Lightweighting Study (DLS) and this Turbo Study are now the only two programs available.
"Singer's growth as a luxury brand continues. Our new expanded facilities in California and the UK have enabled us to expand the team with world-class talent and respond to growing demand around the world," says Mazen Fawaz, Chief Executive Officer of Singer Group. "The team in the US is diligently focused on completing Classic Study restorations while, in the UK, our team is carefully executing each of the restorations enabled by the Dynamics and Lightweighting Study."