2011 Singer 911

It is hard to believe, but the Porsche 911 exists despite Porsche’s own attempts to eliminate and replace their beloved icon. This rear engine, 2+2 coupe has defied attempts (type 951 and 928) to terminate its allegedly dated concept only to be re-invented in superior form and bask in a renewed wave of enthusiasm.

The 911 brand is so compelling to consumers that even cars that are not 911’s (Types 930, 964, 993, 996, 997) have been badged as such since 1990. Such is the influence of a model and a brand within Porsche that as the vehicle made vast technical leaps, even wholly re-invented it remains a 911. The original 911, with its air/oil cooled engine was built from 1964 to 1989. This model was succeeded by two much more evolved 911’s that were still air/oil cooled; the type 964 and 993. The 964 and 993 are still lauded for their own technical brilliance, but the vehicles gained weight and complexity addressing safety, (airbags) emissions, and feature/ options concerns. One could argue that the last air/oil cooled 911’s, though brilliant, paid a price for their sophistication.

However, 1998 brought the first 911 to rely on water cooling for the engine, and it introduced the first all-new and larger body shell to the model since 1964. In addition, it was the first 911 to feature an engine with four valves per cylinder which would help it meet power demands and emissions requirements. While the early 911’s were beloved for their unique sound, a baritone growl that was a product of the engine noise itself which could easily escape through the thinner castings and cylinder walls (not surrounded by water) and projected by the fan atop the motor. In the interest of compliance, performance, and evolution both sound effects were eliminated. After surviving 35 years, this integral piece of the 911’s character had been severed from the car’s persona.


20 responses to “2011 Singer 911”

  1. Anonymous says:


  2. Anonymous says:

    This tune must be prohibited from use in the videos

  3. Anonymous says:

    Timeless beauty – notice the Porsche Smile at 7:01 🙂 – nice video

  4. Anonymous says:

    i have an erection! love this car.

  5. Anonymous says:

    The rear of modern cars is absolutely shit when compared to this, just pause at 7:05

  6. Anonymous says:

    Its called – the song from the matrix

  7. Anonymous says:

    To me this is the most desirable car in the world. Take this over Lambo and Veyron anytime. Great job Singer

  8. Anonymous says:

    I’m having a crisis…

  9. Anonymous says:

    This is what i dream about, but here is rauh weil too 😀

  10. Anonymous says:

    Types 930, 964, 993, 996, 997 are factory numbers, but are 911’s.

    Atleast it’s what it says on my 996 manual 😉

    Great vid, respect.

  11. Anonymous says:

    wow. Die Kombination alt und neu ist eigentlich eine Sache die nicht passt finde ich, aber das ist echt gelungen in meinen Augen. Ich finde ihn total super… Aber für Otto normal leider wieder nicht zu bezahlen. Trotzdem Respekt.

  12. Anonymous says:

    wow….im guessing the only dislike is porsche-cuz this beats the hell outta most of porsche’s 911s XD

  13. Anonymous says:

    Don´t you remember The Matrix?

  14. Anonymous says:

    You got your description from Netcarshow xD 😛

  15. Anonymous says:

    Rob Dougan-Clubbed To Death

  16. Anonymous says:

    I love this car. Don’t like that it’s over $200k, but still…btw, what’s the audio track you’re using for this…it’s perfect.

  17. Anonymous says:

    looks like new

  18. Anonymous says:

    Wow, and I thought my video was getting a lot of views. 🙁

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