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…The Singer 911 is a classic Porsche re-imagined?

Singer Vehicle Design

The Singer 911 is “the love child of a 1967 911S, a 1973 911 Carrera RS and a 1996 993 RS”.

Singer 911

The company, Singer Vehicle Design, starts with an ‘80s-era 911 donor car, and then strips it down to just a bare shell to begin building their creation from the ground up.

New bits and pieces include chassis stiffening, aerodynamics, a roll cage, and full carbon fiber bodywork.

Singer 911 Detail

The heart of the monster is a 3.82-liter flat-six making 425 horsepower and spinning to 8,000 RPM on its way to powering the 2,400-pound car to 60mph in just 3.9 seconds.

Suspension upgrades include Moton shock absorbers, Eibach coil-overs, and Smart Racing Products adjustable sway bars, with four-piston brakes from a Porsche 930 bringing the whole thing to a stop in a hurry.

Singer 911 Interior

All told, it’s an excellent package that will appeal to any classic Porsche fan that wants top of the line performance in an old school wrapper.

[Singer Vehicle Design]

…Porsche is developing a green supercar?

Porsche 918 Spyder Front

Dear Porsche: If this is the future of ‘green’ automobiles, then the world is going to be just fine…

Porsche 918 Spyder Rear

The Porsche 918 Spyder concept does zero to sixty in just 3.2 seconds, tops out at 198 mph, and will lap the Nurburgring in just 7:30. Oh, and it will do all that and get 78.4 mpg if you keep your foot out of it.

That’s because the 718 horsepower monster features a 500 horsepower, mid-engine V-8 that’s assisted by TWO electric motors (one at each end) that add an additional 218 horsepower when needed.

Porsche 918 Spyder Interior

Picking up the groceries? Just keep things sane, and the electric motors will do all the work, giving you up to 16 miles of emission-free green driving.

Picking up laps on the racetrack? Just drive it like any other Porsche, and the electric motors will assist the V-8 as it does its best to lower that mpg figure.

Porsche 918 Spyder Detail

Plus, it doesn’t look half bad either!

[Via: Porsche]

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Porsche 911 GT3 R?

Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid

Porsche’s latest 911 GT3 R is technically a hybrid, but don’t let that fool you into thinking they’re giving up speed and going green. Instead, this track monster features a system that’s similar to the KERS system that was developed for F1 racing, and which is designed to give the car a speed boost during acceleration through the use of small electric motors that assist the main engine.

If the technical terms don’t get you all hot and bothered, then maybe you should just let Porsche explain the car in their own unique way:

[Porsche Intelligent Performance]

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Gemballa Ferrari Enzo MIG-UI?

Gemballa Ferrari Enzo MIG-UI

If Darth Vader had a supercar, it would probably be this Gemballa tuned Ferrari Enzo, called the MIG-UI.

Though no official details have been released, it’s not hard to tell that this is no ordinary Enzo. For starters, there’s a custom widebody kit, a new roof scoop, and a whole collection of extra vents. Looking closer, you’ll see Porsche Carrera GT inspired exhaust tips, a custom quilted red interior, and a menacing black and white satin paint scheme that was pulled directly from the dark side.

Expect the price and the exclusivity to be stratospheric, but you’ve gotta pay if you want to play, and especially when your toy of choice is an already hyper-exclusive prancing horse.

[Via: The Real JDM]

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Mansory Chopster?

Mansory Chopster

The Mansory Chopster is what happens when Mansory gets their hands on a Porsche Cayenne, and the carbon fiber factory has a sale.

Mansory Chopster Detail

Both the exterior and the interior have been thoroughly reworked to include carbon fiber on almost every surface, with the exterior getting a widebody kit and a roof chop in the process.

The engine also got reworked, and now has 710 hp and 900 Nm of torque thanks to a new engine management system, bigger turbos and reworked air intakes.

Mansory Chopster Front

The Chopster is definitely not a car that will appeal to everybody, but if you want to stand out from the crowd, then this is definitely one way to do it.