Singer Vehicle Design has whipped the covers off its latest creation, the Porsche 930-inspired Turbo Study. The first-ever road-going, turbocharged 911 reimagined by Singer, this model ushers in a new chapter for the California-based brand’s services.
The Turbo Study is Singer’s response to requests from owners for restoration services that incorporate forced induction. According to the US firm, “more than” 70 owners have reserved bespoke restorations enabled by the study.
“It’s a fitting tribute to a car that changed my life and many others”
The Turbo Study will offer “highly capable” everyday performance, the company says, as well as a balance of luxury and sporting character. As it takes inspiration from the iconic Porsche 930 Turbo sports car, this version will feature the 930 Turbo’s broad bodywork, whale tail spoiler and shark fin, though reimagined by Singer.
The model seen here is dressed in Blue Wolf body paint, specified by its owner to reflect a personal vision. It features lightweight carbon-fibre bodywork, wrapped around a 3.8-litre, twin-turbocharged and intercooled flat-six, tailored to produce “over” 331 kW. A six-speed manual transmission directs power exclusively to the rear axle. Stopping power is provided by a carbon-ceramic braking set-up.
The bespoke creation’s cabin is trimmed in Malibu Sand, complete with Black Forest wood accents. The seats offer electric adjustability and heating functionality, and air-conditioning.
“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,” said Rob Dickinson, founder and executive chairman of Singer Group Inc..
As each variant is tailored to its owner’s taste, exterior and interior design details, and engine output will vary. This will, of course, result in varying prices.