Currently reading: Singer and Williams reveal 493bhp restored Porsche 911
Limited-run restored 911 has 493bhp 4.0-litre engine with 9000rpm redline
Jimi Beckwith
2 mins read
15 November 2017

Singer has teamed up with Williams Advanced Engineering to create a restored Porsche 911: a 964 with 493bhp.

The model is a result of a dynamics and lightweight study carried out with Williams that intended to help meet Singer clients' demand for more power, lighter weight and more hardcore dynamics. 

To achieve 493bhp 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 increased the car’s redline to 9000rpm. The engine was revealed last year, but the full car has just made its online debut. No performance figures have been released.

The car weighs in at 990kg, thanks to a body and chassis largely made of carbonfibre, titanium, magnesium and aluminium. Lightweight mechanical components also help to keep the weight down, including magnesium and titanium for the camshafts and cylinder heads.

The car rides on Fuchs-like centre-locking 18in magnesium wheels shod with bespoke Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres. The Hewland six-speed gearbox is also magnesium, while the brake discs are carbon composite units with Brembo calipers. 

The blood orange and absinthe body colours extend to the interior, which has orange leather-trimmed bucket seats and exposed bodywork. 

The development drivers are Marino Franchitti and Top Gear presenter and former Autocar staffer Chris Harris. The cars are being built at Williams’ Oxfordshire base in their own build facility. 

Numbers for the car are capped at 76 units with prices dependent on the specification of each car. 

Read more: 

Williams Advanced Engineering boss on why his company is a world leader

Meeting Singer's tribute to the Porsche 911

How to buy the best pre-owned Porsche 911 - used car buying guide

The history of the Porsche 911: picture special



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15 November 2017

This is a work of art. No other word for it.

15 November 2017

yes please ! perfect  now just to look under the mattress to see if I've got enough

15 November 2017

Beautiful. No doubt fragile too, but very beautiful.

15 November 2017

Now this is a cool car.  I'd rather have one of these than any clinical modern nonsense any day.

15 November 2017
This car is fantastic, but it is in no way a restoration. It's basically a very expensive kit car on a 964 donor chassis.

15 November 2017


15 November 2017

I see a lot of expensive, usually very flash cars on this and other motoring sites, rarely do I see a car, like this, that is so clearly something really special. Just a pity I have no chance of owning one...

15 November 2017
Wow. Love it.

15 November 2017

One thing and only one. Please restore the delicious double wiper mechanism of the 993 and I will get my cheque book out....what! you don't take cheque? bu99er!


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