California-based boutique restoration house Singer Vehicle Design has unveiled a re-imagined 1990 Porsche 911, dubbed “Dynamics and Lightweighting Study”, at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. DLS is a client-inspired collaboration with Williams Advanced Engineering — part of the Williams Grand Prix Engineering Group — and a formation of technical partners, in pursuit of the most advanced air-cooled Porsche 911 in the world.
As announced in November 2017, the project began when Singer client and Porsche enthusiast Scott Blattner, requested lightweighting and high-performance enhancements for his 1990 Porsche 964. To meet the goals defined in collaboration with Scott, Singer engaged Williams and globally-renowned technical partners to engineer a selection of restoration and modification services strongly oriented toward lightweighting and dynamic gains.
The car packs a 4.0-liter naturally aspirated flat six with a whopping 500 horsepower and an exterior that’s completely crafted from weight reducing carbon fiber. The suspension was optimized by Williams as well and it boasts a bespoke six-speed manual transmission. Williams put the bodywork through an F1 regime of computational fluid dynamics to enhance aerodynamics and reduce lift and drag.
All of the Parallax White carbon fiber panels are changed from the original sheet metal. A new front intake and venting for the oil cooler, plus a new front splitter, is said to eliminate front axle lift. A roof channel and roof spoiler gather airflow on its way to an optimized ducktail spoiler that puts more downforce on the rear axle. A new underbody keeps the vortices tidy down below.
Inside, the Norfolk Yellow-coloured cabin is totally bespoke and typically Singer, i.e. stunning. There are Recaro carbon fibre sports seats, a Momo carbon fiber steering wheel and the manual gear lever has been raised up, and its shift mechanism exposed (and remade in titanium and magnesium). Even the instruments have been reimagined by Singer, with hand-applied markings. The instrument panel itself is also carbon fiber.
75 examples of this restoration will be made available to customers over the next few months with no word on pricing just yet. For those unable to be at Goodwood, DLS will travel to the US to be at Monterey Car Week beginning August 23.