The ultimate 911: three companies reimagining the Porsche 911
Three modern visions of the iconic Porsche 911 made faster, better and lighter
The vision of the Porsche 911, although each different from the three manufacturers- RUF, Singer and Gunther Werks all hold a common bond. They share a vision of the iconic air-cooled 911 that maintains the essence of Porsche but making it just that little bit better.
The Porsche passion of theses companies can be seen in their finished cars. They transform and modernise the iconic Porsche aircooled 911 to so much more.
Automative perfection? Well it depends if you are looking for a true analog driving experience in an ultimate Porsche 911.
Sometimes the image says it all.
Ruf has long association with Porsche.
The RUF CTR was unveiled at the 87th Geneva Motor Show in 2017. The latest sports car was based on a chassis completely of the firm’s own design with a body that pays tribute to their iconic 1987 CTR “Yellow Bird.”
RUF CTR (Image RUF)
RUF CTR interior (Image RUF)
Singer Vehicle Design
I guess you could say that the ultimate Porsche comes from California. The vision and passion of Rob Dickinson has now grown into one of the most important and well know restomodders of the aircooled Porsche 911.
Singer does its magic generally on the type 964 (1989–1994) Porsche 911.
Singer 911 'Connecticut' (Image Singer Vehicle Design)
Singer 911 'Connecticut' interior (Image Singer Vehicle Design)
Gunther Werks is a small Southern California firm that specialises in building ultimate versions of Porsche's last air-cooled car the type 993.
Instead of attempting to backdate the car's appearance Gunther Werks attempts to build the ultimate Porsche 911. The 400R is Gunther Werks take on how a modern air-cooled type 993 Porsche 911 might be today. .
The 400R (Image Gunther Werks)
Gunther Werks is much more than reimagining the aircooled 911 - think more a GT3 than a Carrera. The 400R is a modernised driver focussed type 993 Porsche with a very unique carbon fibre "exoskeleton”
Gunther Werks carbon body of the 400R (Image Gunther Werks)