• Singer partners with Williams (and Hans Mezger) to build 500 horsepower air-cooled 4.0 liter flat-6 motors

      You know of Singer Automotive. They build absurdly expensive air-cooled 911's that offer a driving experience unlike any other. The cars are very impressive and offer excellent performance. The 1990 Singer 911 only weighs 2743 pounds.

      With 390 horsepower and 315 lb-ft of torque from the 3.94 liter flat-6 the car will hit 60 in 3.3 seconds and gets through the 1/4 mile in 11.7 seconds at 119.2 miles per hour.

      Well, Singer is about to step things up a notch with a 500 horsepower 4.0 liter flat-6. Williams of Formula 1 fame is working on the project and Hans Mezger is serving as a consultant.

      Considering Mezger based naturally aspirated flat-6's hit over 500 horsepower with 4.0 liters of displacement there should be no trouble hitting the target output here. The difference is Singer is doing it with a classic air-cooled flat-6 design.

      Quote Originally Posted by Singer
      Singer Vehicle Design announces details of a new level of restoration and modification services commissioned by three of its clients for their air-cooled Porsche 911s. To meet the high-performance and light-weighting goals required for the restorations, Singer has undertaken a performance research study with Williams Advanced Engineering, part of Williams Grand Prix Engineering Group, and engaged the celebrated motorsports concern to engineer technical modifications and components for these restored and reimagined Porsche 911s.

      The first fruit of this work is a modified, naturally aspirated, air-cooled, flat-six Porsche 911 engine with a 4.0L capacity, four-valves per cylinder and four cam-shafts, rated at 500HP. The engine benefits from the vast experience of famed engine designer and engineer, Hans Mezger, who is a technical consultant to the project.

      Rob Dickinson, Founder Singer Vehicle Design - "The full culmination of this exciting work with Williams and other technical partners will be revealed shortly and will represent a stand-alone selection of restoration and modification services strongly oriented towards light-weighting and dynamic gains."
      Awesome? You bet. Now to find a spare $600k+...

      This article was originally published in forum thread: Singer partners with Williams (and Hans Mezger) to build 500 horsepower air-cooled 4.0 liter flat-6 motors started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 4 Comments
      1. Alpina_B3_Lux's Avatar
        Alpina_B3_Lux -
        Wow, fantastic project. It's fantastic to see there are some car enthusiasts out there that can finance these projects.
      1. BPCMotorsports's Avatar
        BPCMotorsports -
        In love... wow. Owning a Singer is a life goal of mine Click here to enlarge one that is very ... well unobtainable at the moment haha. Glorious motor and company.
      1. SpeedLimit?'s Avatar
        SpeedLimit? -
        Pure insanity...meant in the most flattering way possible.
      1. Zombie1's Avatar
        Zombie1 -
        Come on powerball! Once I win I'll buy two of them and I'll raffle it off to a lucky member. Promise Click here to enlarge