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.


Mark Mason

God, I need lots of money.

08/09/2017 - 18:30 |
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Slight and sudden acquirazation of mass foreign currency intensifies

08/10/2017 - 00:30 |
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nobody 1


08/09/2017 - 19:38 |
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Man that engine is going to SING

08/09/2017 - 21:08 |
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In reply to by M4R10

That engine is going to FUS RO DAH!

08/10/2017 - 10:08 |
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Daniel Penalo

So when does the VTAAK kick in?

08/09/2017 - 23:41 |
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Sooner than Alonso’s will, I’ll tell you that 👀

08/09/2017 - 23:43 |
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Beautiful looking engine

08/10/2017 - 06:00 |
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Dave 12

They’re saying 6 figures for this option is likely! Insane price to power ratio but omg so much want! The question is will it fit in a Westfield?

08/10/2017 - 07:34 |
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08/10/2017 - 07:38 |
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The engine looks stunning, like it should be displayed at MOMA (and probably sounds magnificent). However, 4 liter, 493bhp, 9000 rpm, naturally aspirated - Didn’t they just spend a lot of time and money recreating the latest gt3rs engine?

08/10/2017 - 09:32 |
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In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Air cooled is the big thing I think?

08/10/2017 - 14:48 |
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Hold on. An air-cooler on a flat-six? Lotus Esprit intensifies.

08/10/2017 - 10:11 |
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Jared G.

Over 9k in a porshce flat six? That is going to sound godly

08/10/2017 - 18:13 |
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