In 1933, the Singer Company brought out a new underslung racy two seater model called the Singer Le Mans. The Le Mans was equipped with a higher tuned version of the 972 cc inline-four engine, with higher camshafts, bigger and better cooled oil sump, and a counterbalanced crankshaft. Power climbed to 34 HP (25 kW) and a close-ratio gearbox was fitted. The frame was dropped behind the front wheels and thus was underslung at the rear. No running boards, a 12-imperial-gallon (55 L) external fuel tank and twin spare tyres finished the competition appearance. As opposed to the competing MG’s, the Singer Le Mans had more powerful and dependable hydraulic Lockheed brakes. The Nine Le Mans, was not particularly successful at the track which gave it its name, although it did clock up an impressive number of wins at hill climbs, trials, and various endurance races such as the Alpine Cup Rally.