Top Gear drives Singer's mighty Porsche 911
Another classic trip from 20 years of TG mag: the Porschest 911 ever in California
Posted: 25 Oct 2013
Essentially, Singer will remake and remix an old Porsche - usually from the 1990-1994 era - by taking a basic car and gutting it. Then, with little sense for the aggravation, they seam-weld, strut-brace, gusset and strengthen the monocoque, much like a racing car, and replace the front and rear bumper assemblies, bonnet, engine deck lid, roof and other bodywork with what is described as ‘military-grade' carbon fibre by composite specialists Aria Group. Only the doors remain steel, mainly because they retain the side impact beams of the later 911s, and it makes them shut with a reassuring thunk, rather than the hollow clap of a carbon door.