Singer Has Worked With Williams To Create A 500bhp Air-Cooled Flat-Six

The Californian firm has extensively modified an air-cooled Porsche flat-six to the tune of nearly 500bhp, and it sounds like there are more engines to come
Singer Has Worked With Williams To Create A 500bhp Air-Cooled Flat-Six

Ladies and gentlemen, today we bring you what is surely the most drool-worthy engine ever made. Look at it. Drink it in. And bear in mind this air-cooled flat-six pushes out nearly 500bhp.

It’s the work of Porsche 911 ‘re-imagination’ firm Singer Vehicle Design, as part of a collaboration with Williams Advanced Engineering - an offshoot of the iconic F1 team. The icing on the cake? Former Porsche engineer and all-round automotive legend Hans Mezger served as a technical consultant.

Singer Has Worked With Williams To Create A 500bhp Air-Cooled Flat-Six

It started out as a 1990 3.6-litre Porsche unit, although from the sounds of it, not much of the original engine is left. It’s now good for 493bhp, and will rev beyond 9000rpm.

The quad-cam masterpiece displaces 4.0 litres, has titanium con rods, aluminium throttle bodies, improved oil circulation and an exhaust made of titanium and Inconel. Oh, and Singer has even built ram-air intakes into the rear-quarter windows of the 911 the engine is destined for.

Singer Has Worked With Williams To Create A 500bhp Air-Cooled Flat-Six

The restomod 911 in question is for multiple Singer owner Scott Blattner, but it sounds as though there’ll be more to come. Singer describes the modified engine as the “first fruit” of its work with Williams, with the company’s founder Rob Dickinson going on to say:

“The full culmination of this exciting work with Williams and other technical partners will be revealed shortly and will represent a stand-alone selection of restoration and modification services strongly oriented towards light-weighting and dynamic gains.”

We can’t wait to see more.



493bhp sure is a lot of revs.
Jokes aside, I want it quite a lot :(

08/09/2017 - 15:49 |
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Just, err, keeping you on your toes…

08/09/2017 - 15:56 |
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Chewbacca_buddy (McLaren squad)(VW GTI Clubsport)(McLaren 60

For when your beetle doesn’t have enough revs

08/09/2017 - 15:55 |
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Deadpool (Cam's much sexier twin) (Official Demon Fangirl)

I need more of this, this engine and more of this style, engines built to purpose in the ways they were when new only more. Not just strapping turbos to it and making obscene numbers.

08/09/2017 - 15:58 |
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Tomislav Celić

Over 9k RPM?

Damn alredy waiting for Takumi Fujiwara intenifies and IT’S OVER 9000!!! memes

08/09/2017 - 16:02 |
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493bhp?? 9000rpm??? Air-cooled???? Forget the flat sixes in the GT3 and GT3 RS, THIS IS WHAT I WANT. I can only imagine the noise… 🤤🤤🤤

08/09/2017 - 16:10 |
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In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Probably like a jet engine, due to the high flow of air needed to cool such an engine with just air….

08/10/2017 - 00:47 |
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From description this is now one of the best engines ever made (according to me)

08/09/2017 - 16:28 |
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Well, with those specs it cant really be a bad engine…

08/09/2017 - 19:02 |
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JenstheGTIfreak (pizza)

Hans Mezger as technical consultant!!! Ermagheeerd

08/09/2017 - 17:22 |
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The revs are over 9000!!!!

08/09/2017 - 17:58 |
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Makes me remember that I want a singer. And make me want on even more

08/09/2017 - 18:00 |
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Honda NSX


08/09/2017 - 18:07 |
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