Top Gear drives Singer's mighty Porsche 911
Hammond's driven one brilliant 964, now witness another: Singer's astonishing remix of the classic 911
Posted: 15 Sep 2014
The Tao of Singer is simple. Strip it bare, and remake it better. Identify the weak spots and eliminate them. Improve, elasticate the remit, but don't Disneyfy the experience and asset-strip the soul. This is an early Nineties 964 Porsche 911, and there's a confusing aesthetic tangle of earlier 911 design cues littered around the body and interior, and yet - as a whole - it's pretty enough to be a visual punch in the guts. It's as easy to drive as a VW Golf GTI, but as challenging to drive fast as anything you care to mention. Singer has expanded the vocabulary of this Porsche while retaining the basic, satisfying, recognisable grammar. It is one of the best things I've driven in a very long time. The upshot? A very simple conclusion. The most exciting car ever built by Porsche... isn't.