Red? Check. Whale Tail? Yes. Black wheels on fantastic blazing fenders? Very. There are few cars that catch the eye like the classic 964-era Porsche 911, and some companies mix classic style with modern performance like the Singer. The company’s latest 911 Turbo Study is the gorgeous 964 you see here, but this one is very special. This is Singer’s first 911 Cabriolet.
“The first Porsche, the Sport 356/1 known as ‘Number 1,’ was a cabriolet, and the high-performance, glamorous open-top has been part of the story ever since,” said Singer Founder and Chief Executive Rob Dickenson. “I’ve been meaning to celebrate being part of the Porsche heritage at Singer and doing so as part of our recently announced Turbo Study seemed the perfect place to start. Our goal with the Turbo Study was to distill the incredible sensations of Porsche’s first supercar while reimagining performance and refinement. We are pleased that owners can now choose to enjoy these features with a roof below.”
There’s more to enjoy than the timeless design of the air-cooled Singer 964. Among other things, the bodywork is carbon fiber that wears the color Cadiz Red. At the rear, it hides an upgraded flat-six engine that is still air-cooled, but has a capacity of 3.8 liters and produces 510 horsepower with the help of a pair of turbochargers. Power remains at the rear wheels, handled by a six-speed manual transmission. Carbon ceramic brakes roll back speed when necessary.
Every 911 redesigned by Singer includes an impressive interior, but is much easier to see and appreciate when the top is fully folded. In this case, the black fabric roof is neatly placed under the trunk to reveal a black interior with a red checkered pattern on the door panels and seat inserts. The color is complemented by wood trim on the dashboard and center console, as well as modern amenities such as inductive phone charging for the driver and passengers.
Unfortunately, if you want the new 964 Cabriolet or the redesigned 911 by Singer, it can take a while. Singer said his order book is full for the next few years, and for now, no new orders have been received.