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This iconic shop turned an old-school Porsche 911 into a high-flying rally carcheck out the Singer ACS

Published by Business Insider on Sat, 09 Jan 2021


<p><img class="lead-image-large" src="https://static2.businessinsider.com/image/5ff4ae426056b6001872202f-2400/ACS Beach008.jpg" border="0" alt="Singer All-terrain Competition Study." data-mce-source="Singer Vehicle Design" data-mce-caption="All - terrain Competition Study"></p><p></p><bi-shortcode id="summary-shortcode" data-type="summary-shortcode" class="mceNonEditable" contenteditable="false">Summary List Placement</bi-shortcode><p>Singer Vehicle Design is a specialized Porsche 911 modifier"reimagining" the cars, as the company likes to put it. Its latest creation is this rally-spec<strong>c</strong>ed and modified vintage 911 racer.</p><p>Called the All-terrain Competition Studyor ACS, thanks to that convenient lowercase "T"the car takes cues from iconic Porsches, including the 911 SC/RS and 959, as well as World Rally Championship all-terrain race cars. It was commissioned by a long-term Singer customer and rides tall on a long-travel suspension system.</p><p>Each Singer vehicle is made with <a href="https://jalopnik.com/this-is-what-makes-california-car-culture-second-to-non-1830030805">incredible attention to detail</a> and known to be priced <a href="https://www.hagerty.com/media/video/leno-on-singer-restored-porsche-911-you-can-justify-every-dollar/#:~:text=Average%20cost%20of%20a%20Singer,of%20cost%2C%E2%80%9D%20Leno%20says.">well into the millions</a>. Singer didn't include any pricing with its press release, but seeing as the ACS was created for a single customer, it's likely we'll never find out exactly how many millions it cost. Insider has reached out to Singer for pricing information and will update if we hear back.</p><p>Keep scrolling to see the ultimate vintage rally car.</p><p><strong>SEE ALSO:&nbsp;<a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/2020-porsche-911-carrera-s-review-price-specs-photos-power-2020-8" >REVIEW: The 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S is more digitized than everbut remains one of the best sports cars on the road</a></strong></p><h3>Singer Vehicle Design recently created the All-terrain Competition Study, a vintage Porsche 911 reimagined as a World Rally Championship-styled race car.</h3><img src="https://static1.businessinsider.com/image/5ff4ae3f3793140019e286e1-400-300/singer-vehicle-design-recently-created-the-all-terrain-competition-study-a-vintage-porsche-911-reimagined-as-a-world-rally-championship-styled-race-car.jpg" alt="" /><br/><br/><h3>The ACS is based on a 1990 Porsche 964 911.</h3><img src="https://static6.businessinsider.com/image/5ff4ae3e3793140019e286df-400-300/the-acs-is-based-on-a-1990-porsche-964-911.jpg" alt="" /><br/><br/><h3>The car was commissioned by a longtime Singer customer.</h3><img src="https://static1.businessinsider.com/image/5ff4ae473793140019e286e6-400-300/the-car-was-commissioned-by-a-longtime-singer-customer.jpg" alt="" /><br/><br/><h3>It's inspired by iconic Porsches such as the 911 SC/RS and 959.</h3><img src="https://static4.businessinsider.com/image/5ff4ae423793140019e286e3-400-300/its-inspired-by-iconic-porsches-such-as-the-911-scrs-and-959.jpg" alt="" /><br/><br/><h3>The customer had two cars built: a white one for fast desert rallying and a red one for the track.</h3><img src="https://static2.businessinsider.com/image/5ff4ae383793140019e286dc-400-300/the-customer-had-two-cars-built-a-white-one-for-fast-desert-rallying-and-a-red-one-for-the-track.jpg" alt="" /><br/><br/><h3>Singer partnered with Richard Tuthill, a 911 rally expert, in order to build the ACS.</h3><img src="https://static2.businessinsider.com/image/5ff4ae413793140019e286e2-400-300/singer-partnered-with-richard-tuthill-a-911-rally-expert-in-order-to-build-the-acs.jpg" alt="" /><br/><br/><h3>Singer gave the off-road car all sorts of modifications.</h3><img src="https://static4.businessinsider.com/image/5ff4ae426056b6001872202e-400-300/singer-gave-the-off-road-car-all-sorts-of-modifications.jpg" alt="" /><br/><br/><h3>The body panels are made from carbon fiber, so the car is likely quite light.</h3><img src="https://static6.businessinsider.com/image/5ff4ae463793140019e286e5-400-300/the-body-panels-are-made-from-carbon-fiber-so-the-car-is-likely-quite-light.jpg" alt="" /><br/><br/><h3>You can really see the carbon fiber on the doors.</h3><img src="https://static4.businessinsider.com/image/5ff4ae376056b60018722026-400-300/you-can-really-see-the-carbon-fiber-on-the-doors.jpg" alt="" /><br/><br/><h3>There are front, center, and rear limited-slip differentials.</h3><img src="https://static3.businessinsider.com/image/5ff4ae486056b60018722032-400-300/there-are-front-center-and-rear-limited-slip-differentials.jpg" alt="" /><br/><br/><h3>The ACS uses a sequential racing transmission.</h3><img src="https://static6.businessinsider.com/image/5ff4ae3f3793140019e286e0-400-300/the-acs-uses-a-sequential-racing-transmission.jpg" alt="" /><br/><br/><h3>There's also permanent all-wheel drive.</h3><img src="https://static2.businessinsider.com/image/5ff4ae3b3793140019e286de-400-300/theres-also-permanent-all-wheel-drive.jpg" alt="" /><br/><br/><h3>There is a full FIA-specification roll cage.</h3><img src="https://static1.businessinsider.com/image/5ff4ae383793140019e286db-400-300/there-is-a-full-fia-specification-roll-cage.jpg" alt="" /><br/><br/><h3>The seats are also FIA-certified, yet completely bespoke.</h3><img src="https://static2.businessinsider.com/image/5ff4ae3c6056b6001872202a-400-300/the-seats-are-also-fia-certified-yet-completely-bespoke.jpg" alt="" /><br/><br/><h3>The ride height was increased by a lot.</h3><img src="https://static1.businessinsider.com/image/5ff4ae466056b60018722031-400-300/the-ride-height-was-increased-by-a-lot.jpg" alt="" /><br/><br/><h3>The suspension strength and travel were increased as well.</h3><img src="https://static2.businessinsider.com/image/5ff4ae463793140019e286e4-400-300/the-suspension-strength-and-travel-were-increased-as-well.jpg" alt="" /><br/><br/><h3>There are also five-way adjustable dampers at all four corners.</h3><img src="https://static5.businessinsider.com/image/5ff4ae353793140019e286d8-400-300/there-are-also-five-way-adjustable-dampers-at-all-four-corners.jpg" alt="" /><br/><br/><h3>When building the ACS, Singer took direction from events such as the Dakar Rally and Baja 1000.</h3><img src="https://static6.businessinsider.com/image/5ff4ae3c6056b6001872202b-400-300/when-building-the-acs-singer-took-direction-from-events-such-as-the-dakar-rally-and-baja-1000.jpg" alt="" /><br/><br/><h3>Instead of the classic 911 five-gauge information cluster, though, it looks like the ACS has an all-digital gauge cluster.</h3><img src="https://static2.businessinsider.com/image/5ff4ae486056b60018722033-400-300/instead-of-the-classic-911-five-gauge-information-cluster-though-it-looks-like-the-acs-has-an-all-digital-gauge-cluster.jpg" alt="" /><br/><br/><h3>Power comes from a twin-turbocharged, 3.6-liter, air-cooled, 450-horsepower flat-six engine.</h3><img src="https://static3.businessinsider.com/image/5ff4ae406056b6001872202d-400-300/power-comes-from-a-twin-turbocharged-36-liter-air-cooled-450-horsepower-flat-six-engine.jpg" alt="" /><br/><br/><h3>Torque comes to a claimed 420 pound-feet.</h3><img src="https://static6.businessinsider.com/image/5ff4ae3b6056b60018722029-400-300/torque-comes-to-a-claimed-420-pound-feet.jpg" alt="" /><br/><br/><h3>The wheels are forged aluminum with BF Goodrich all-terrain tires.</h3><img src="https://static3.businessinsider.com/image/5ff4ae343793140019e286d7-400-300/the-wheels-are-forged-aluminum-with-bf-goodrich-all-terrain-tires.jpg" alt="" /><br/><br/><h3>The front trunk and rear storage area house two full-size race wheels and tires.</h3><img src="https://static1.businessinsider.com/image/5ff4ae473793140019e286e7-400-300/the-front-trunk-and-rear-storage-area-house-two-full-size-race-wheels-and-tires.jpg" alt="" /><br/><br/><h3>The brakes are four-piston, steel disc brakes with a hydraulic handbrake.</h3><img src="https://static3.businessinsider.com/image/5ff4ae366056b60018722025-400-300/the-brakes-are-four-piston-steel-disc-brakes-with-a-hydraulic-handbrake.jpg" alt="" /><br/><br/><h3>Judging from the pictures, the ACS is meant to fly through the air.</h3><img src="https://static2.businessinsider.com/image/5ff4ae3b3793140019e286dd-400-300/judging-from-the-pictures-the-acs-is-meant-to-fly-through-the-air.jpg" alt="" /><br/><br/><h3>Every Singer vehicle is made with incredible attention to detail.</h3><img src="https://static1.businessinsider.com/image/5ff4ae3a6056b60018722028-400-300/every-singer-vehicle-is-made-with-incredible-attention-to-detail.jpg" alt="" /><br/><br/><h3>The ACS is surely no exception.</h3><img src="https://static3.businessinsider.com/image/5ff4ae353793140019e286d9-400-300/the-acs-is-surely-no-exception.jpg" alt="" /><br/><br/><h3>Typically, prices for cars modified by Singer start in the millions.</h3><img src="https://static1.businessinsider.com/image/5ff4ae386056b60018722027-400-300/typically-prices-for-cars-modified-by-singer-start-in-the-millions.jpg" alt="" /><br/><br/><h3>No pricing information accompanied the ACS's announcement, but it's probably in the millions as well.</h3><img src="https://static5.businessinsider.com/image/5ff4ae363793140019e286da-400-300/no-pricing-information-accompanied-the-acss-announcement-but-its-probably-in-the-millions-as-well.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Insider has reached out to Singer for pricing information and will update if we hear back.</p></p><br/><br/>
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