Jay Leno discusses the wonders of Singer Porsche 911's, whilst driving a Targa
If money isn't a pitfall in your search for heritage, perhaps Jay Leno can help explain why you need a Singer inspired Porsche 911 in your life.
The Porsche 911 lineage is perhaps the greatest family of sports cars to ever be created. First introduced in 1963, the Stuttgart-based manufacturer's biggest hit has only gone from strength to strength in the 57 years since, with it also berthing a plethora of special editions and one-off variants.
Founded in 2009, Singer Vehicle Design is an American company founded by a man called Rob Dickinson. His mission was simple: restore and modify as many classic 911's as possible - reinstating them to their former glories in the process. Thereafter, slapping an eye-watering price tag on them.
Rob Dickinson. Image credit: Robb report.
The company name was adopted to pay homage to a former Porsche engineer called Norbert Singer - a pivotal man in the brand's history in both Motorsport as well as actual manufacturing. The sole ethos of the company is to ''re-imagine'' the Porsche 911, and the car they usually choose to work with is the 964.
I don't think there are many tuner firms out there that pay as much attention to detail as Singer - not one component or characteristic of the car should remain untouched. This plays right on song with the motto they like to follow: ''everything is important''.
No detail shall be left out! Image credit: CAR Magazine.
To many people, a Singer inspired Porsche 964 is the pinnacle of automotive perfection. It combines the best of both worlds: the greatest line of cars ever made as well as a painstaking attention to detail which, ultimately, leads to the perfect car.
The range offered by Singer doesn't come cheap, though - their 911's can cost anywhere from $475,000 to a ball-busting $1.8 million. Though, there are fanatics out there who're prepared to spend that kind of money on a restored 911. Jay Leno is perhaps the perfect man to explain why spending such an extortionate amount on a reworked classic 911 is an intuitive decision.
Do you think the Singer inspired Porsche 911's are worth the money?
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OK, they do look pretty epic. Image credit: Driving.ca.