The Porsche 911 Safari might have remained a concept since 2012, but a long-term Singer client decided that he cannot wait any longer. Which is why Singer teamed-up with UK-based off-road competition specialist Richard Tuthill to build this All-terrain Competition Study (ACS). In fact, the client has commissioned two: one in Singer’s iconic Parallax White — for desert rallying and a second in Corsica Red — configured for tarmac events; it’s the former we’re seeing here.
The ACS begins its life as a 1990 Type 964 Porsche 911. The body panels are made of carbon fibre and can be quickly replaced if damaged. The long-travel suspension features twin, 5-way adjustable dampers per corner (8 dampers in total). The 16-inch forged aluminium wheels are wrapped with BF Goodrich All-Terrain tyres. Additional equipment includes a long-range fuel tank and 2 x full-size spare wheels and tyres in the front trunk area and rear storage area. Apparently, the off-roader is ready for events such as the Baja 1000 and Dakar Rally.
The cabin features full FIA specification roll cage; FIA specification bucket seats; rehydration system for driver and navigator; and GPS race navigation system.
The 3.6-litre twin-turbo flat-six air-cooled engine has been tuned to develop 336 kW (457 metric hp) and 569 Nm (420 lb-ft) of torque. The engine is paired with a 5-speed sequential dog-box and permanent AWD system. There are paddle shifters too. More info here.