Singer Vehicle Designs in Los Angeles (singervehicledesign.com/) builds what they believe is the ultimate Porsche 911. I've been obsessed with this car for a couple of years and it was a really fun one to build. The car’s base is a 964-chassis (1989–1994) 911 shell, dipped and chemically treated. Part of the front crash structure is removed and an oil cooler beautifully integrated into the chin, allowing for the prettier “long” hood worn by pre-1974 911s. A carbon-fiber roof is bonded in, and the rear fenders are replaced with wider carbon panels. When you see the body in white sitting in Singer’s workshop, the quality of finish is staggering. The bespoke wiring loom alone costs somewhere around $30,000.
Into this reengineered shell slides an air-cooled 3.8-liter flat-six. This two-valve unit starts out as a Porsche six—with a crankshaft borrowed from a 996-chassis 911 GT3—and is then modified and rebuilt by Cosworth to motorsport standards. Claimed output is 360 hp, with curb weight somewhere around 2600 pounds. The suspension includes exotic-looking Öhlins three-way-adjustable dampers.