Singer 911 Safari - A List Of All The Mods 24 Jan 2021

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Singer, the now famous Porsche 911 reimagination specialist based out in California, has partnered with Tuthill, the long standing Porsche specialsit in the UK to create a truly unique contemporary interpretation of the 911 Safari Dakar race car. At the request of a long-term client, Singer has looked to a golden era of Porsche rallying in the 1980s, and to automotive heroes including the 911 SC/RS and 959, to reimagine his air-cooled 911s as World Rally Championship-inspired, all-terrain competition machines.

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Singer’s latest services will enable their clients to go off-road racing, with a Porsche 911 modified by Singer for all-terrain use.

The All-terrain Competition Study has been undertaken by Singer, in partnership with renowned 911 rally specialist Richard Tuthill, in response to the request from their client for modifications to his air-cooled Porsche 911 that would enable the car to compete in off-road racing and to demonstrate extensive all-terrain exploration capabilities. To highlight the broad repertoire of the ACS, the client has commissioned two machines, one - in Singer’s iconic Parallax White - focused on high-speed desert rallying and a second – in Corsica Red - configured for high-speed, high-grip tarmac events and disciplines.

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Porsche 911s prepared by UK-based off-road competition specialist Richard Tuthill have dominated rally events for decades, with recent victory in the 2019 East African Safari Classic marking a remarkable 4th win in the grueling 5000km event across Kenya and Tanzania. These successes sit alongside deep expertise from the world of WRC competition and events such as the Paris-Dakar.

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Modification services developed for the Porsche 911 Reimagined by Singer – All-terrain Competition Study include:

  • Off-road competition capability, conceived with events such as the Baja 1000 and Dakar Rally in mind, but suitable for a range of surfaces
  • Dramatically increased ride height, suspension travel and overall strength
  • Carbon fiber body panels suited to quick replacement and easy underbody access
  • Permanent AWD
  • A twin-turbocharged, 3.6L, air-cooled flat-six with power starting at 450hp.
  • Sequential racing transmission with front, centre and rear limited-slip differential.

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And here are the tech specs! 

  • 1990 Type 964 Porsche 911
  • Core strengthening to monocoque for heavy duty off-road use, carbon fiber body panels and off-
  • road race modifications including:
  • Suspension, wheels and brakes
  • Specialised long-travel suspension with twin, 5-way adjustable dampers per corner
  • (8 dampers total).
  • Forged aluminium 8x16” wheels with BF Goodrich All-Terrain tyres.
  • 4-piston, monobloc steel disc brakes with hydraulic handbrake.


  • 3.6L twin turbo-charged, air-cooled, Porsche flat-six.
  • Water-to-air intercoolers, with individual-bank charge coolers housed within the plenum and cooled
  • by clamshell-mounted radiator.
  • Tuned for the demands of each event, power starts at 450hp and 420lb ft torque
  • 5-speed sequential dog-box enabling flat-shifting. Manual and paddle-shift capable.
  • Permanent AWD.
  • Front, centre and rear, mechanical, plated limited-slip differentials.
  • Additional Specialised Equipment:
  • Long-range fuel tank.
  • 2 x full-size spare race wheels and tyres in front trunk area and rear storage area.
  • Full FIA specification roll cage.
  • Bespoke competition seats with FIA certification
  • Rehydration system for driver and navigator
  • State-of-the-art GPS race navigation system.

The list goes on! 

Interestingly the client who initially commisioned the project is not keeping it for themselves but have rather granted the permission to Singer to sell the safari package to their other cusotmers, should you have a spare Porsche 964 lying around and seven figures to spend on a niche rally car that is. Needless to say it is a pretty extreme reimagining of the iconic 911 rally cars, but with a 450hp flat six, 8 dampers, seriously long travel suspension and engineering as beautiful as it's looks...I have to say, I like it a lot! 

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