Bespoke $1.8 Million Porsche 911 By Singer Is Coming To Geneva

California’s Singer Vehicle Design, together with Williams Advanced Engineering (part of the Williams Grand Prix Engineering Group), have built what could be described as the most advanced air-cooled Porsche 911 in the world.

The Dynamics and Lightweight Study (DLSA) 911 was first unveiled at last August at Pebble Beach, and will make its European debut at this year’s Geneva Motor Show on March 5-17.

Visitors will find it at Michelin’s stand, as the latest and greatest Singer-developed 911 is equipped with Pilot Sport Cup 2 Connect tires wrapped around 18-inch lightweight forged magnesium monoblock wheels from BBS.

Williams Advanced Engineering developed the 4.0-liter normally aspirated, air-cooled flat-six, with technical advice and consultancy from Porsche’s legendary engineer Hans Mezger. The engine features titanium valves, dual overhead cams, a lightweight construction, F1-inspired upper and lower injectors and a unique oiling system that improves lubrication and cooling. It also has four valves per cylinder and four camshafts, and puts out 500 HP at a stratospheric 9,000 rpm.

Williams also worked on aerodynamics, optimizing the design of the ducktail spoiler at the rear, increasing downforce and improving engine intake and cooling performance through the side window ram-air intakes and rear decklid vents. The F1 outfit also handled torsional stiffness, mass efficiency, the full carbon body and the suspension.

Meanwhile, Bosch provided the advanced control systems (ABS, ESC, switchable driving modes), Hewland developed the custom 6-speed manual gearbox, Brembo added the carbon ceramic brakes, Recaro the lightweight carbon fiber sports seats, and Momo the steering wheel, which also has a carbon fiber construction.

Other interior features include a raised, manual gear shifter with exposed titanium and magnesium linkage, shift lights in the tachometer, drilled carbon and titanium pedals, lightweight air-conditioning and heating system, and custom instrument gauges.

“Singer Vehicle Design’s philosophy for the last decade has been Everything is Important. No detail is too small to be worthy of consideration in pursuit of an encounter with perfection. So, embarking on the Dynamics and Lightweighting Study on behalf of our clients required a formation of the most iconic names in the automotive world,” stated Singer founder and creative director, Rob Dickinson.

It’s worth visiting Michelin’s stand and viewing the ultimate air-cooled 911 for yourselves. And if you happen to have a spare $1.8 million or so, you can become the proud owner of the 75 examples that will be manufactured, and of course tailor it to your own specs. Are there faster cars out there costing a fraction of the Singer’s price? Sure. But this isn’t just any 911; better consider it a personal statement of exquisite taste and appreciation for one of the finest cars available at any price.

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  • Stigasawuswrecks

    So you’re saying for the combined price of a Carrera GT and 918 Spyder I can buy one of these? What a steal!

    • nastinupe

      Which 918 Spider? Let me know so I can buy it.

  • DMax

    This is pretty close to an automotive perfection. But not 1.8 mil close, more like 800k maybe.

    • nastinupe

      For exclusivity, 1:1, it’s worth it. Will probably be worth more than the 918 and Carrera GT one day.

  • Blade t

    1.8 million ? Lol

  • Coops395

    Absolutely stunning in every perfectly proportioned exquisite detail.. worth every penny.

  • sidewaysspin

    Porsche will end up buying Singer one day.

  • SteersUright

    Stunning car, absolutely no doubt about that. But, he’s milking the market at those absurdly high prices, and rightly so.

  • Astonman

    What’s interesting is what they didn’t say in the article – “all 75 are spoken for”. Usually when one of the top line car companies like Ferrari or McClaren do something like this, they’re presold and completely sold out. This will be interesting to see how many gets sold and how long it takes.

    • It will sell, but not by much. I don’t think the current billionaire car collectors and flippers will understand the value of Singer vehicles.

      • Astonman

        There has to be a lot of hard core Porsche hundred millionaire/billionaire out there. It’s only 75 cars….I wonder if Seinfeld is interested.

    • Can’t imagine the waiting list, I heard for Singer it’s reaching 2 years.

      • Astonman

        The waiting list is long I hear but this model hasn’t sold out yet so I find that interesting. BTW long time no hear from you

  • Hello Porsche, Sorry, I’m thinking of selling my 918 Spider …?

  • I feel like everyday Singer cost more and more expensive. I remember when it first came out in 2011 for 300k and people like. “Damn that’s expensive”/

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