Singer begins their ‘Reimagining’ process with a stock Porsche 964 and, with cost a secondary concern, they combine the best available parts to provide a truly uncompromised finished product. In the pursuit for their desired level of perfection, Singer will commit over four thousand labor hours into building each bespoke example. Vehicle #188, the ‘Lyon’ commission, was completed in June 2021. This highly specified example features the largest, most desirable 4.0-liter flat-six developed by Ed Pink Racing Engines to produce 390-horsepower thanks to a multitude of internal upgrades such as a custom crankshaft, oil pump, pistons, cylinders, connecting rods, camshafts, cylinder heads, throttle bodies, and the ever so visually gratifying anodized Velocity Stack intakes. This engine is paired with a chassis that features its own plethora of upgrades including a six-speed – Porsche Motorsport built – manual transmission, bigger Brembo brake kit, and Öhlins ‘Phantom Road’ suspension to provide a staggering level of usable performance. While this Singer is capable of incredible performance figures, Collector’s Garage Senior Specialist Alexander Weaver, a noted Singer enthusiast, praises the vehicle’s ability to provide pure driving enjoyment, whether commuting to work or navigating the twists of a favorite mountain road.
As a result of each Singer being built to specification, collectors were faced with nearly endless customization opportunities that resulted in some truly unique and beautiful examples, such as the ‘Lyon’ commission offered here. Finished in Leaf Green with Nato Green side stripes, Nato Green brake calipers, and Fuchs-style wheels featuring RSR style Nato Green backgrounds, this Singer’s detailed specification compliments many of the subtle changes Singer has made to the now largely carbon fiber body. The center fuel filler option, and painted body-color bumperettes pair well with the subtle hints of color from the SR Orange accents and Brass deck lid badges to finish off this attractive exterior. The interior features desirable 8-way touring Recaro seats featuring Saddle leather contrasting well with the special wishes body-colored ‘Jacuzzi’ tunnel and foot wells. Further options include air conditioning and a special wishes Maple/Mahogany wood gear selector. Following the custom nature of the vehicle, contrasting SR Orange stitching and dash gauge dial details compliment the exterior accents.
Exquisitely engineered to provide both driving soul and performance, ‘Lyon’ currently shows just 1,374 miles at the time of cataloging. Having received its initial shakedown and Singer service corrections it is now ready for full enjoyment and represents an excellent opportunity to acquire an almost-new example of Singer’s original-style ‘Classic’ reimagined 911.