Singer Vehicle Design has an ever-increasing lineup of available machinery, and this year during Monterey Car Week it announced yet another new available style. If you’re a Porsche enthusiast just absolutely dripping in wealth, you can now order your Singer Turbo Design Study in a cabriolet body style. Huzzah!
“The first Porsche, the Sport 356/1 known as ‘Number 1,’ was a cabriolet, and high-performance, open-roof glamor has been part of the story ever since,” said Singer Founder and Executive Chairman Rob Dickenson. “I’ve long wanted to celebrate that part of Porsche heritage at Singer and doing so as part of our recently announced Turbo Study seems a perfect place to start. Our goal with the Turbo Study is to distill the awesome thrill of Porsche’s first supercar while reimagining its performance and refinement. We’re excited that owners can now choose to enjoy these traits with the roof down.”
The fancy backdated 964s are a big business for Singer, having completely stopped taking new orders for the original “Classic” design as demand has completely outstripped the company’s ability to supply. In addition to the extremely limited all-carbon DLS and the ultimate off-road ACS models, Singer is backed up with several years of orders for the Turbo Design Study models, and it is likely that this new Cabriolet offering will continue to stack up that order book for a while.
And for good reason. The Singer Turbo Cabriolet Design Study comes packing an impressive 450 horsepower from a twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter flat six (an optional 510 hp upgrade is also available), a completely carbon body, and 930-esque good looks. Singer will even equip your 964 with carbon ceramic brakes if you so choose.
It’s no doubt that Singer takes everything Porsche did and cranks it up to 15. These vehicles have exquisite hand-crafted componentry, paint as deep as the oceans, and interiors worthy of awe and admiration. All of that comes at an extremely steep cost. Singer Vehicle Design won’t let on exactly how much it would cost to get yourself into a Turbo Cabriolet, but take a stab close to seven figures and you probably aren’t far off.
The car shown here is the first customer’s commission, and looks absolutely exquisite in Cadiz Red with a red and black tartan interior.