The Singer ACS Porsche Is Off-Road Rally Awesomeness…And It’s Real!

The Singer ACS Porsche Is Off-Road Rally Awesomeness...And It's Real!

The Singer ACS Porsche (All-Terrain Competition Study) is a real, functioning off-road marvel.

Oftentimes, we feature great looking renderings, like the BrandBuilds BMW M4 Off-Road concept – but this Singer ACS Porsche is the real deal. What began as a 1990 911 (964) has become an all-wheel drive (AWD), rally-bred beast. The ACS has an air-cooled, 450 horsepower twin-turbo, 3.6-liter flat-six. There is a five-speed sequential gearbox. It has a front, center and rear, mechanical, plated limited-slip differential too.

Twin, five-way adjustable dampers and massive control arms give this Porsche remarkable articulation. Massive brakes sit behind 16-inch aluminum wheels which support big BFGoodrich tires. The roll-cage is FIA-compliant, as are all the interior safety components.

The Singer ACS Porsche Is Off-Road Rally Awesomeness...And It's Real!

Porsche 911s have a long and remarkable history with rally racing. This particular vehicle is a tribute and reminds many of the 1974 African Safari. That’s where Russling Klaus piloted a 911 S to eighth place overall. There are a variety of other 911s, 959s and other Porsches that the Singer ACS Porsche pays tribute to.

The Singer ACS Porsche Is Off-Road Rally Awesomeness...And It's Real!

They built this vehicle in collaboration with Richard Tuthill, a legend in classic Porsche rally prep.

“Tuthill Porsche’s motorsport credentials were established in 1977, when Francis Tuthill competed on the London-Sydney Rally in a Volkswagen Beetle. We now lead the world in preparing winning cars for marathon events including The East African Safari Classic Rally, Peking to Paris Rally and many other globe-trotting adventures, not to mention shorter but equally thrilling events across Europe and beyond.”

Check out this epic rally film below:

Pricing and production (other than the one functioning example) are not available. This one-off rally machine is easily valued well over 1-million dollars. There is a second version of this vehicle on the drawing board. Currently, that model is in the sketch stage, but it looks epic nevertheless.

I know this is an off-road website, but I have to say that I adore the 911. I have always maintained that the Porsche 911 (ALL 911s) are some of the best mass-produced cars ever. Mix that with something that can bound over dunes and take on rally stages – you have the makings on an automotive legend.

Easily amused by anything with four wheels, Nathan Adlen reviews vehicles from the cheapest to the most prestigious. Wrecking yards, dealer lots, garages, racetracks, professional automotive testing and automotive journalism - Nathan has experienced a wide range of the automotive spectrum. Brought up in the California car culture and educated in theater, childhood education, film, journalism and history, Nathan now lives with his family in Denver, CO. His words, good humor and video are enjoyed worldwide.