Automotive – The Best of Both Worlds: Making Old Porsche 911’s Sing Again

I often find myself torn between old and new. On the one hand, few things turn me on as much as reading about old things with a remarkable history. And at the very same time, I cannot describe how much I enjoy ripping the plastic off the latest Apple iPhone.

Perhaps that’s why I appreciate so much when the two opposites, old and new, come together and form something truly spectacular. When technology and innovation can live side-by-side with legacy and character. When modernisation can breathe fresh air into something classic, without removing that lovely scent of heritage, personality and soul.

One who has without doubt found the recipe to this “perfect mix” is British ex-musician Rob Dickinson. Rob is the founder of Singer Vehicle Design, an exclusive Porsche shop in Southern California, which takes beautiful (but dated) Porsche 911’s and modernizes them, restoring them in a way where their initial brilliance is represented, whilst also improving and turning up the volume in pretty much every aspect.

Singer’s reformation of the Porsche 911 is a resurrected rock star dreamt together by a former rock star. It’s a car that manages to be both a tribute to those classic models and a 280km/h rocket with finger-twitch-sensitive handling that can hold its own against the latest offerings from Ferrari (or Porsche, for that matter). It‘s an iconic car with a very modern – and very fast beating – heart. It’s the best of both worlds.

Check out the images below, as well as the great video of Jay Leno driving a very special 1991 Porsche 911 – reimagined by Singer.