California-based, luxury specialist Singer recently revealed their newest project: the Turbo Study. It is the Porsche 911 reimagined by Singer as their response to the requests of their clients. Clients and car owners have repeatedly requested that the restoration of their examples should also incorporate turbocharging.

So far, there have been more than 70 owners who have voiced their interests and have reserved bespoke restorations based on the study.

The services that Singer offers include:

– Working with owners on the first road-going restorations that will have forced-induction

– Can be used for grand-touring, sports, or just everyday driving

– The same iconic turbo body with new whale tail spoiler and shark fin

– The perfect blend of luxury and sporting character specifically designed for each client needs

Singer Group Inc. Founder and Executive Chairman Rob Dickinson shared, “My first ever ride in a Porsche 911 as an 11-year-old in 1976 left me dry-mouthed and speechless – it was a black 930 Turbo with red tartan seats. Forty-five years on from that life-changing moment I’m excited to present the results of our study that aims to capture the awesome thrill of Porsche’s first ‘supercar’ while reimagining its performance and refinement and collaborating with owners to take both to new heights. I believe it’s a fitting tribute to a car that changed my life and many others.”


All restoration services done by Singer are always done in collaboration with the owners. For Porsche 911, the Turbo Study used the Type 964 generation of air-cooled cars as the base. The study showcases the new version of the “Mezger” air-cooled flat-six. They have upgraded the engine to 3.8-liter twin turbochargers with electric wastegate. Mounted inside the intake plenums are bespoke air to water intercoolers. The rear fender ‘shark fin’ was made into an intake that helps supply cold air to the engine bay to maximize combustion and cooling performance. As per the preference of the owner, the study enabled power outputs starting at 450 hp.

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The Porsche 911 was given a bespoke carbon body and they had to ensure that the tricky balance of keeping the iconic DNA of the car is kept with the use of cutting-edge engineering and material science. Taking inspiration from the mid-70s turbo cars, the bodywork was re-imagined to maximize functional performance and optimize aesthetic. Using carbon fiber reduced mass and enhanced the stiffness, improving the dynamic responses of the car in a way that Singer clients appreciate and have started to expect.


The Turbo Study results revealed Singer’s constant focus in optimization and technical development. The study utilizes their all-wheel-drive experience that they have honed in-house starting from their first AWD Classic Study restoration that they did back in 2014. In more recent years, they have brought together their experience and expertise with their research in turbocharging and high-performance vehicles.

In response to owners’ requests, the Turbo Study has enabled the rear-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive restorations. The owner can specify the AWD configuration to improve the deployment of power and torque no matter the season or surface condition. Meanwhile, the RWD configuration gives owners the alternative sporting focus if they so wish. In both configurations, the optimized six-speed manual transmission emphasizes the driver engagement that Singer is famed for.


Forced induction is used so that power outputs start at 450 hp. They reduced noise levels and added the option to have a more compliant damping and suspension performance enabling owners to focus on long-range, high-speed touring capability if they want to. The turbocharged torque provides effortless speed-matching from alpine pass to autobahn,

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By: Reggie
Title: Turbo Study Results Presented By Singer
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Published Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2022 16:26:19 +0000

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