Singer reimagines the 911 Turbo

09th February 2022
Ethan Jupp

What do you do when you’ve already taken the naturally-aspirated air-cooled Porsche 911 to its previously unimaginable extreme? Well, if you’re Singer, you start reimagining the 911 Turbo. Meet the Porsche 911 reimagined by Singer - Turbo Study, that you’ll be able to see and hear first at the 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard.


As with every Singer restoration, the starting point is a 964, though the end product is very obviously in the image of the original 930-generation 911 Turbo. The body is all carbon fibre and per Singer’s habit, adapts the classic look cleverly without contaminating it. It requires a double-take but if you look closely, the famous ‘shark fin’ arch accents now house intakes for the new engine. 

The so-called ‘Whale Tail’ is here – bigger and with new vents – along with reimagined bumpers with styling elements paying homage to the cushioned items on the original. The hips are a bit meatier, the panel gaps are a bit tighter and the Fuchs-style wheels are both bigger and wider. The most obvious difference to us is the much more modern, neater dual exhausts.


Being Singer, they’ve not held back when it comes to the motor. It’s a 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged engine featuring electric wastegates for the turbos. Sounds like a lot of that characterful lag in the original turbo might have been squished, for better or worse. The engine also features bespoke air-to-water intercoolers, found inside the inlet plenums, with air fed by those shark fin vents. Stated power is 450PS, though Singer says this is a ‘starting point’ based on customer preferences. 

The Turbo Study in addition to bringing forced induction into the Singer restoration world, also brings a choice of all- or rear-wheel drive. Both receive the engine’s power via an optimised six-speed manual transmission.


The natural character of the Turbo study reflects that of the current 992 Porsche 911 Turbo, in offering a more refined, compliant and usable car for long-distance driving and daily use, in comparison to more hardcore models. Buyers can have heated electric seats, cruise control, sat-nav and wireless phone charging. This ‘Study’ comes with tasteful Malibu Sand interior with Black Forest wood accents, with the option of touring luggage to match. The cabin itself is very ‘930 Turbo, with the steering wheel and seats dead ringers for the G series cars. 

Happily, a more hardcore high-performance character can be specified, with optional ceramic brakes and indeed, the more powerful engine specs. By now we know that list prices aren’t something that Singer tends to do. It’s all down to each individual car and how far the customer takes it. Past builds have ranged upwards from £400,000, to the £1.3million+ DLS. As above, you’ll be able to see and hear this car in action for the first time at the 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard, on 23-26 June. 

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