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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