And it's not because there's a shortage of 964s.
About a year ago, Singer reported record demand for its reimagined classic Porsche models, compelling the company to add new facilities in the United Kingdom. Many of Singer's greatest creations are based on the 964-generation Porsche 911, but the company has several new projects underway that has forced it to reprioritize. As a result, the company has stopped taking orders for the reimagined classic Porsche 911. We've seen some breathtaking examples of the 964 from Singer, but if you missed the opportunity to buy one, your time has run out.
"We've actually stopped taking orders for 'Classic'," said Rob Dickinson from Singer. "We've capped it to about 450 [cars]. We've got a lot of Turbos to build!"
There are still many unmodified 964s out there for Singer to wave its magic wand at, but Dickinson wants to keep values high for the 450 or so customers who have already ordered one by keeping it fairly exclusive. "We're just trying to be respectful to the guys that are buying the cars," he continued. "We want to maintain the values of the cars if they change hands afterwards, of course, which I think has more to do with the perception of Singer as a 'brand' over and above the quality of the cars."
Dickinson did, however, say that he doesn't know if 450 is the right number and that the company has "taken a pause" with the Classic, which means that it may resume producing these models again in the future.
Dickenson also said that the development of the classic air-cooled flat-six has gone about as far as it can, culminating in new projects like the Dynamics & Lightweighting Study that was shown at the recent Goodwood Festival of Speed. Also known as the DLS, this model's 4.0-liter air-cooled flat-six makes 500 horsepower and revs to over 9,000 rpm.
Singer will turn its focus to turbocharged Porsches for now. The Turbo Study shown alongside the DLS at Goodwood makes 510 hp from its 3.8-liter twin-turbo. Dickinson promises that this model has "no turbo lag at all" and that the engine is a "monster". But whether it's a 964, a 930, turbocharged, or naturally-aspirated, Singer's outstanding attention to detail is what sets it apart as the premier Porsche tuner.