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47 Comments on "The Porsche 911: Reimagined By Singer, Driven By Enthusiasts"
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Nice car, but on those Indiana backroads, I hope one day his family won’t have to say “if only he would have remembered to put his seat belt on…”
At 4:08 no seat belt, and with a Momo Prototipo wheel there is no air bag. I would want a harness in any car without air bags. I even have a four point Schroth belt in my 325i. And I wear it.
Precisely what I was thinking.
Matt- awesome… BUT- get that thing out on the track !!!!
Here is is a careful done, short documentary video on the Singer – Ed Pink 4.0 liter engine, the men who build it, and the level of machining, inspection and test performed on these engines. The video is narrated by the general manager at Ed Pink. They have a dynamometer and flow bench in house, and people with decades of experience in using them. The cases are line-bored in house. The cylinder heads for these engines, which arrive new, receive an average of eight hours of hand work, each. Extraordinary shop. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=12&v=4-DSIba8qZ4
Robert In LA…, big thanks for this tip.. I would of likely missed out if it wasn’t for your head’s up .
Thanks for that link. Excellent video.
May we all have the privilege of driving a vehicle that ” requires your full attention” Great Submission !
Thanks Matt, for sharing this unusual car with us. While we all can find statements from the builder, or in the automotive press, the owner’s perspective is always different.
The video is very well done and the car looks really good. But I am always torn when I see a singer; and I hate plastic surgeons. Thanks anyway.
Happy new year from Germany
Canyon, you sound like you have an issue … with psychiatrists.
Singer is with a capitalized S.. and deservingly so ! Hating plastic surgeons.. well sound like you have some issues . And how bout psychiatrist ?
My new favorite video from Petrolicious! Great juxtaposition; very successful guy that is an Indiana boy at heart driving an uber expensive Singer/Porsche the way it was meant to be driven- and not caring about rough twisty roads or gravel! Indiana back country roads are what turned me into a Porsche guy, and I’ve been driving the hell out of my Carrera 4 ever since. This video totally captures that experience and Matt has a true driver’s attitude!
It’s interesting how people nowadays behave on blogs like this. I mean globally not only in my country Switzerland, but obviously also in yours in the US. Maybe we just are getting used more to complain or to envy others for what they have instead enjoying life. It may be the “Guitar Slinger Effect” or better “Virus” also going around in Petrolicious. Happy New Year to all real Life and Car Enthusiasts!
I agree,plus see room for me to learn to let live,and reduce my criticism . Petrolicious brings these driver’s-builders and stories to our doorstep without charge. We welcome them into our living rooms,serve them a drink,invite them to stay over the weekend. We listen,smell and take a ride thru the woods in a shared passion . We leave harsh criticism for DMV’s .. and hope each guest will look forward to returning to share more . Let’s begin practicing hospitality !
Funny coincidence … my sign out code below nearly read NIcE, just 1 letter off.
Nice guy – I could share a beer with him despite me disliking Porsches. Great video, great car – I can seriously respect the idea, the theme behind it. But I’ll stick with my 240Z thanks. 🙂
I’m sorry but anything with a Singer badge is exotic….
I always liked the attitude of this little short film. https://youtu.be/2VJNTg7CegQ
I’d love to see a comparison test between the Singer 911 and it’s competitors.
great vid…love the exhaust note, but seriously, can we hear some double clutching, rev matching, downshifts? I kept waiting…
Beautiful car and videography. Thank you!
Beautiful car and love those Indiana back roads! I do kind of wonder about the vintage experience. I’m sure it doesn’t smell like my old Alfas! The breakdown risk is part of the fun, but I really respect the commitment to drive the **** out of it!
I understand the reluctance of most Singer owners to expose their vehicle to environmental hazards, but it’s good to see this owner actually driving his instead of planting it on a display floor.
Wonderful car, as many all the others 911s. Singers are dreams cars for me. Any aircooled Porsche is a dream to me. It´s quite difficult to be a Porsche fan as these cars are so well done and has such a beautiful and classic design that they tends to get more expensive almost daily basis. But no problem. I have lots of fun with my beetle and its couple of Webers 40.
A Singer, oh boy, somewhere in cyber world Guitar Slinger is seething.
Nice car though.
I would much rather hear from the guy’s who built the car. Do better Petrolicious. This was a load of ego stroking sh… !
Oh yeah Matt, I can understand what you say in the nicely done video with eye to details. From perfection to outstanding. It’s like Zagato would have finished this 911 (the RSR of course is one of the 911 history milestones). Especially I like the exhaust note in the gearchange when lifting foot from the gaz pedal! Congrats and much more fun with your Singer. Cars are made to be driven, that’s right!
There was a Singer 911 at my local cars & coffee this past summer in eastern PA. The detail work and fit & finish on a Singer has to be seen up close to be believed.
This guy is my new hero.
This was quite painful to watch. Poor story telling and predictable film work to go with the story. I was expecting to be blown away with your first film on the Singer 911. Cmon Petro, you guys can do better!
I’ll join in with Mark on this one .. I half expected this driver to have stuck a Marlboro pack under his half rolled T-shirt sleeve,and at least 1 expensive threatening tatoo theme going on … Plus the production has this commercial feel to it where I have expect it to conclude with a credit for a sexy add about cologne for men . And 2 hours of morning ego stroke’n regularly.. seems like by now the car would of been compounded .
MW is the new GS . . . 🙂
…then YOU make one.
Takes the industrial name Singer.. to some new level !
I’d like to see more of that barn… film spot 7:11
In typical Pet-Licious fashion.. they produced a fine Gallery review for this film. In it are some fine shots of this extraordinary barn style mini paradise building which I’d bet my last nickel,houses a fine shop and maybe some of the other rev’n projects Matt’s tinkering with .. Thank you for these shots .. this style of construction is my favorite !
Another great film. The Singer Porsche is my dream car; it is truly the best of both worlds, vintage character with modern performance upgrades all put together with no compromises in build quality. Also, I love the license plate’s nod to “Spinal Tap”.
@Emerson Harris, I missed that. The tachometer does indeed go to 11, like a Spinal Tap Marshall amp. This variant of the engine, however, red-lines at 7,200. Apparently Singer is working on a variant of this engine, with Williams in England, that will red-line at 9,000. You need titanium connecting rods and similar measures to get to that speed, and 500 Hp.
If you look closely the tachometer also goes to 11 in reference to spinal tap
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