Archive for October, 2009
Palladium was founded in 1920 to make tires for the fledgling aviation industry. Tires were made by layering canvas bands underneath vulcanized rubber. Palladium’s expertise was so advanced that soon the majority of Europe’s aircraft were using Palladium tires. After World War II, with aircraft manufacturing screeching to a halt, the demand for tires decreased dramatically. Palladium decided to open a plant in Pont De Cheruy, France, to start producing footwear that was as hard wearing as their tires. In 1947 the legendary Pampa boot was born, and the functionality, comfort and durability were so outstanding that the French Foreign Legion adopted it for their use. The Foreign Legion put the boot to the test in the harsh desert conditions of North Africa, and throughout the rugged terrain of the Atlas Mountains.
The ultimate 911 is actually a bastard child. This isn’t a vintage restoration – this is a modern supercar in a vintage suit. Rather than sticking to the purist mentality – Singer has looked to build their 911 better than those that came before it. To simply build the best possible. Which is a philosophy we respect at FYi.
How state of the art? Try full carbon fiber body work. 930 Brembo Brakes. Coil-over adjustable suspension. Bi-xenon headlights. GPS. Satellite radio. iPod dock. Bluetooth… Even air conditioning… And it still only weighs 2400lbs. Now add a highly motivated hand built 425hp air cooled 3.8L flat 6.