New Singer Porsche 911 Features 500 Horsepower Williams Engine

New Singer Porsche 911 Features 500 Horsepower Williams Engine

This past summer, we told you about a classic Porsche flat-six engine that Singer Vehicle Design and the Williams Advanced Engineering F1 team restored and tuned for 500 hp, and now we know what auto that fantastic-looking motor will go into.

To achieve the 493bhp figure from the car's original 243bhp, Singer has bored out the Porsche's original 3.6-litre flat six engine to 4.0-litres, and has increased the car's redline to 9000rpm.

The Singer model is a result of a dynamics and lightweight study carried out with Williams which meant to help meet Singer clients' demand for more power, lighter weight and more hardcore dynamics. The engine was revealed previous year, but the full vehicle has just made its online debut. It used titanium and magnesium for the majority of its components including the four camshafts, four-valve cylinder heads and con-rods, it's also got dual oil circuits and a carbon fibre air box.

"But the auto is not just a bit of titivation and a new engine, there's also advanced aerodynamics created by Williams' and their CFD expertise, lighter suspension with bespoke dampers and modified geometry, carbon Brembos and a set of 18" forged magnesium BBS wheels. And this is their first ensemble project - a handsome Absinthe green and Blood Orange leather 911. There are bespoke Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, 18-inch BBS forged magnesium centre-locking wheels, lightweight Brembo brake calipers with carbon composite discs, custom dampers by EXE-TC, and a Hewland magnesium six-speed transmission.

No performance figures have been released for the vehicle, although production has been confirmed to be capped at 76 units.