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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]

…Cryo Performance Computing will build you a kick-ass PC?

Cryo Performance Computing

The following is a sponsored (though unbiased) post: Cryo Performance Computing makes custom gaming PC’s and high performance desktop computers for a number of different users, including gamers, professionals, audio, video & multimedia creators, and home theater buffs.

Each computer that Cryo makes is specially designed to perform at the peak of its potential, and they utilize a number of different tools and techniques to reach that potential, including a process called blueprinting and “Cryo Boost”.

Blueprinting is when they design a system by looking at each of the components to make sure there is no ‘least common denominator’ holding everything else back. For instance, if you buy the top of the line video card, but your processor can’t handle it, then you’re not getting the full capability out of your video card. To prevent that from happening, Cryo “carefully selects individual components that [they] know will all compliment each other and work well together”.

Cryo Boost is a process that Cryo uses to go beyond just overclocking and performance tuning into a whole new and revolutionary way of designing, building and testing a PC. This “end-to-end lifecycle of innovative idea to end product” includes:

  • User requirement driven design
  • Reference to a huge knowledgebase of component experience
  • Experienced industry professionals
  • Disciplined and thorough testing and verification
  • Just-in-time building and fulfillment
  • Technology and delivery partners
  • Participation in Web 2.0, blogs and forums

Which results in:

  • 30-50% better performance over any mainstream manufacturer
  • 30% longer product lifecycle
  • Reduced obsolescence
  • Over-engineered key components
  • Personal and individual service

One thing to note is that Cryo is based in the UK, so you’ll need to take things like warranty and shipping into consideration before making your purchase (for instance, they do their pricing in Pounds) but considering the fact that they’ve been “architecting, designing and building PC technology hardware and software for over 20 years”, I don’t think you should have any problems with their products.

Plus, if you need even more convincing that they know their stuff, just check out their ‘Free Stuff’ area, where they’ve posted a number of technical articles, useful tools and useful links, as well as their ‘Cryo Benchmarks’, where they show off various performance reports that have been done on their system, including the Custom PC Benchmark record that they set with the Velox in December of 2008.

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