Thursday, 12 November 2015

Singer 911 3.8

Words & photos - Daniel Bevis



The Goodwood Festival of Speed's concours lawn was abuzz with excitement over the Singer 911 Targa, but it wasn't the only Singer on show. While the grey 4.0 languished in the sun on the manicured grass, a racy mustard yellow 3.8 was making a nuisance of itself up Lord March's driveway...
Rather excitingly, the yellow Singer is their first bona fide build for the UK; the cars are referred to by their ultimate customer destination (the Targa, for example, is the Montreal car), and this yellow 3.8 is due to walk amongst us, for which we may all be thankful. It's right-hand drive, which makes sense, and has been built with a focus on light weight. There's a bespoke 3.8-litre Cosworth motor out back, and a leather-weave interior that fuses the quest for lightness with Singer's over-arching obsession with making all of the minute details as gorgeous as they can be. It's also packing a 6-speed manual 'box, integrated roll bar, adjustable Öhlins suspension, external fuel and oil cap fillers (the former in the centre of the bonnet), track seats and vast brakes fit for motorsport. It's exquisite - of course it is, it's a Singer - but it's been built to be used, and used hard. And there's something very satisfying about that.

Spotted at the 2015 FoS - more photos here. (And there are more [and rather better] photos of the 3.8 on Singer's site here.)











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