If your a fan of Porsche cars then you’ve heard of the name Singer at least once. But incase you’ve haven’t heard of them, heres a quick one liner of what they’re all about.
Singer Vehicle Design takes an older generation (964) Porsche; restores it and creates a piece of art.
Typically they would make create cars like this.
A beautifully re-imagined Porsche with a more aggressive stance, wider arches, a beautiful interior and an engine that truly belongs in a museum.
But the other week they introduced this beast, the All-Terrain Competition Study (ACS).
This commissioned vehicle took inspiration from legendary Porsche's like the 911 SC/RS and the Paris-Dakar 959s and the client wanted an air cooled Porsche that can "compete in off-road racing and to demonstrate extensive all-terrain exploration capabilities". So, Singer and Tuthill gladly made their client's vision come true.
“We’re confident that this machine will appeal to off-roading enthusiasm of all kinds, whether it be in the pursuit of professional competition at the highest level or adventure and exploration. ACS advances Singer’s capabilities in forced-induction, all-wheel drive, off-road ability and dynamic response – all of which will support our ongoing mission. This pursuit of focused competition studies is something you will see more of from us in the future.” - Rob Dickinson - Singer founder and Executive Chairman.
• 1990 Type 964 Porsche 911
• Core strengthening to monocoque for heavy duty off-road use, carbon fibre body panels and off-road race modifications including:
Suspension, wheels and brakes:
• Specialised long-travel suspension with twin, 5-way adjustable dampers per corner
• (8 dampers total)
• Forged aluminium 8×16” wheels with BF Goodrich All-Terrain tyres
• 4-piston, monobloc steel disc brakes with hydraulic handbrake
• 3.6L twin turbo-charged, air-cooled, Porsche flat-six
• Water-to-air intercoolers, with individual-bank charge coolers housed within the plenum and cooled by clamshell-mounted radiator
• Tuned for the demands of each event, power starts at 450hp and 420lb ft torque
• 5-speed sequential dog-box enabling flat-shifting. Manual and paddle-shift capable
• Permanent AWD
• Front, centre and rear, mechanical, plated limited-slip differentials
Additional Specialised Equipment:
• Long-range fuel tank
• 2 x full-size spare race wheels and tyres in front trunk area and rear storage area
• Full FIA specification roll cage
• Bespoke competition seats with FIA certification
• Rehydration system for driver and navigator
• State-of-the-art GPS race navigation system
Right now, the Singer ACS is still under development and hopefully more commissioned ACS vehicles will roam and explore the globe. If price is a concern then the Singer ACS might be out of the budget.
Check out this quick video and what the Singer ACS in action - trust us, its pretty epic.