Singer Vehicle Design has become world famous for reinterpreting Porsche 911s with classic looks and modern components, and now they face additional competition from new company Guntherwerks.
The outlet has just premiered their “new” 400R model at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, during this year’s edition of the Monterey Car Week. The $525,000 reimagined 911 comes from the 993 generation that was out and about during the mid-1990s – and just 25 examples will be produced starting next year. Guntherwerks has swapped the 993’s usual 3.6-liter flat six for a larger naturally aspirated 4.0-liter capable of more than 400 horsepower (298 kilowatts) and 330 pound-feet (447 Newton-meters), versus 270 hp (201 kW) from the original, hooked to a six-speed manual transmission.
The firm also reworked the design with a carbon-fiber widebody kit, adjustable rear wing, and LED headlights – possibly inspired by the 993-spec Porsche 911 GT2. Under the carbon-fiber pieces reside 315/30 18-inch rear tires, a set of KW Clubsport coilovers – while the cabin is touched by both luxury and sportiness. Leather and Alcantara cover racing seats, and there’s a carbon-fiber panel instead of the rear seats along with a half roll cage for added track safety. As a final touch, Belgium’s Conid Pens produce the bespoke keys of all cars.