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To the untrained eye, a new Porsche 911 might look pretty much the same as an old one. But to the enthusiast, there’s a world of difference. Namely that, while the latest Neun-Elf has the benefit of decades of engineering development, the original still has the classic look. Solution: Singer.
As we’ve shown you previously, the Singer Design 911 combines the best of both worlds with a modern chassis and drivetrain cloaked in the classic lines of the original, painstakingly recreated in immaculate detail. And two new technical partnerships promise to make ‘em even better.
Renowned British engineering firm Cosworth – the same that has powered Formula One cars since 1963 and currently motivates the likes of Williams and Virgin Racing – will now be preparing the air-cooled flat-six engines for Singer. Meanwhile, the carbon-fiber bodies will be made by the Aria Group, a company best known for crafting concept cars and prototypes for a wide array of automakers.
Starting at $190,000 and extending beyond the $300k mark, the Singer 911 ain’t cheap, and sure ain’t as common as a factory 911. In fact, Singer has only made a few of them, delivering its third example painted in white (following the previous units in green and orange) to one assuredly very happy customer. We’ve got a fresh batch of breathtaking photographs of the latest Singer in the included gallery, so check it out and follow the jump for the full press blast.
Singer teams up with Cosworth as it delivers its third custom 911 originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 12 Jul 2011 14:58:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
In mid-May, Nissan and Mitsubishi announced the official establishment of a 50:50 joint venture related to the automakers’ minicars that are sold exclusively in Japan. The establishment of the minicar JV builds upon an agreement signed in December of 2010 that expanded the scope of cooperation between the two automakers.
But what’s a JV without a name? How does NMKW Company, LTD sound? Though dull, that’s the official name of the Nissan-Mitsubishi JV. Here’s some additional info released by Nissan:
- The joint venture commenced operations on June 1, 2011, with 35 employees.
- NMKV is based in Takanawa, a neighborhood of Tokyo, Japan.
- NMKV’s current operating budget is 10 million yen ($124,640 U.S. at the current exchange rate).
NMKV aims to to unite the strengths of Nissan and Mitsubishi in the areas of vehicle engineering, development and parts sourcing. Currently, Mitsubishi and Nissan collaborate on some vehicles, including the Mitsubishi Lancer Cargo, Minicab, Town Box, eKWagon and Pajero Mini models. However, there are reports suggesting that NMKW could collaborate on a battery-powered electric city car.
Nissan, Mitsubishi establish NMKV minicar joint venture for possible city car EV originally appeared on Autoblog Green on Wed, 22 Jun 2011 13:12:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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