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RE: Singer and Williams AE engine collaboration!

RE: Singer and Williams AE engine collaboration!

Saturday 12th August

Singer and Williams AE engine collaboration!

500hp air-cooled flat-six, input from Mr Mezger, a rev limit beyond 9K...



Singer Vehicle Design is not one for half measures. So when a few long standing clients of the company ask for something special, only the best technical partners will do. Therefore Williams Advanced Engineering and Hans Mezger are part of the project to build a reimagined 911 with a 500hp air-cooled flat-six engine.


Mezger is of course the man behind some of the greatest engines of all time, including the water-cooled flat-six in Porsche's GT1 LMP cars, that incredible flat-12 in the 917 and the turbo V6 in some 80s McLaren F1 cars.

The engine started life as one of Mezger's designs - the 3.6-litre has evolved to a 4.0-litre capacity with most internal components made with lightweight materials including titanium, magnesium and carbon fibre. The rev limit has been extended past 9,000rpm (!) and there are titanium con-rods, four-valve heads, dual oil circuits, aluminium throttle bodies with carbon fibre trumpets, an enlarged engine cooling fan plus carbon fibre air-box and a ram air induction system. Air will be fed to the engine through the rear quarter window intakes helping push the power of this engine to 500hp. 

Apparently this is only the beginning of Singer's new level of restoration and modification services that will lead to more lightweight and higher performing cars; quite exciting news...

No prices have been announced yet, but if you need to ask and all that. We will first see the engine in Scott Blatter's reimagined and reborn 1990 Porsche 911 in September, the man who already owns two Coupes and a Targa

 

 

 

 

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PhantomPH

Original Poster:

2,365 posts

147 months

Thursday 10th August
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That engine is a work of art.

In fact - any one of those images is an 'image of the week' candidate and the physical thing would make a great art piece in someone's foyer.

Gorgeous.

Rocket.

533 posts

171 months

Thursday 10th August
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Shame it will only be for the few but what a riposte to the supposed death of the ICE !

Yidwann

337 posts

132 months

Thursday 10th August
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Wipe me dry.......

Digga

22,048 posts

205 months

Thursday 10th August
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Those air intakes - inspired.

spikyone

133 posts

22 months

Thursday 10th August
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PhantomPH said:
That engine is a work of art.

In fact - any one of those images is an 'image of the week' candidate and the physical thing would make a great art piece in someone's foyer.

Gorgeous.
Digga said:
Those air intakes - inspired.
Couldn't agree more. What an utterly fantastic piece of engineering. bow
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FN2TypeR

3,600 posts

15 months

Thursday 10th August
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It's alright I guess

getmecoat

CraigyMc

10,394 posts

158 months

Thursday 10th August
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spikyone said:
Couldn't agree more. What an utterly plastic piece of engineering. bow
Fixed that for you.

Blayney

2,369 posts

108 months

Thursday 10th August
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I wonder if in 40 years a new electric motor development will evoke such feelings. Somehow, I doubt it.

Wonderful.

Dale487

464 posts

45 months

Thursday 10th August
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CraigyMc said:
spikyone said:
Couldn't agree more. What an utterly plastic piece of engineering. bow
Fixed that for you.
I'd have it in my front room - not sure my wife would be happy though.


Zombie

1,069 posts

117 months

Thursday 10th August
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THIS STOREY IS POINTLESS WITHOUT A VIDEO!!!!

furiousbiglaughlaugh

Charybdis

28 posts

206 months

Thursday 10th August
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What an engine! What project partners! Great ducting solution!

I see a strange contrast between the recent 911ish cars from Singer or Ruf and the headlines Porsche has provoked in recent days and months.

911: wonderful
Singer: awesome
Ruf: astonishing
Porsche as a brand: arrogant characterless Volkswagen bh, diesely bd

I think Porsches with it´s engineering ability and it´s history had deserved different treatment by it´s strategists and marketing gurus. All the more reason to celebrate what Singer (or Ruf) makes out of the Porsche heritage.





mybrainhurts

88,753 posts

177 months

Thursday 10th August
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reimagined

KarlMac

2,799 posts

63 months

Thursday 10th August
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At what point does it stop being a Porsche and become a kit car?

Chris Stott

3,316 posts

119 months

Thursday 10th August
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I posted this in the Porsche forum yesterday... Pure engine porn.

Can't even begin to imagine what it's going to sound like at 9k.

suffolk009

3,178 posts

87 months

Thursday 10th August
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They're building unicorns.

erics

2,518 posts

133 months

Thursday 10th August
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i wish Singer did a narrow bodied 911 interpretation

DPSFleet

172 posts

83 months

Thursday 10th August
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Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. Now I could fit those intakes to mine!!!! (Not a Singer but a 89 backdate).

aaron_2000

400 posts

5 months

Thursday 10th August
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Singer cars are like a £120,000 watch. It does the same as a £25 Casio in those who don't know's eyes, but for those who do know realize that it's a work of art. Every detail that no-one would think of, every bolt is in perfect condition. It's the car you'd buy if you want nothing but perfection, because a Singer really is nothing but perfection.

DoubleTime

593 posts

64 months

Thursday 10th August
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Yeah but you can't plug it in for free at work, can you?

jester

DonkeyApple

27,233 posts

91 months

Thursday 10th August
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It's lovely to see someone is still making real Porsches.

Dickinson seems to be doing his own imitation of Major Hurst. biggrin

Can't wait until his children go and stick Singer badges on the back of a few million diesel utility transports so as to make a few bucks.