Singer Vehicle Design and Williams Advanced Engineering teamed up to make a Porsche 911 that would blow all other air-cooled Porsches off the road. The partnership was announced almost a year ago, and the Singer Vehicle Design DLS is finally here. The Dynamics and Lightweight Study (DLS) project is based on a 1990 Porsche 911 964.
The point of the build, which was commissioned by Porsche enthusiast Scott Blattner, was to take what Singer Vehicle Design does to the extreme. Blattner wanted more power and less weight than the typical Singer Porsche—as if any Singer Porsche could be called typical. The end result is a beautiful white specimen that brings the 1990 car into the modern age, and then blasts it full of artfully crafted style. This is the best air-cooled Porsche 911 ever.
Williams Advanced Engineering worked with the engine, transmission, suspension, aerodynamics an many of the other components to ensure that the vehicle was getting the most out of every element. The vehicle seems to have as much carbon fiber on it as is possible to keep the car's weight down.
Here are the car’s details:
- The stock 3.6-liter flat-six engine was increased to 4.0-liters. It now produces 500 hp.
- The engine was able to be moved forward for better weight distribution thanks to the bespoke six-speed manual gearbox.
- The aerodynamics of the car were enhanced with a new splitter, intake, venting, and a redesigned ducktail spoiler. All of this was optimized to improve downforce.
- The team added Bosch ABS, traction control, and electronic stability control. There are drive modes for turning off these systems, too.
- The front has Williams-developed double wishbone front suspension with bespoke adjustable dampers.
- The carbon Ceramic Brembo brakes, monobloc calipers, 18-inch BBS Motorsport wheels, and unique Michelin Pilot
SportCup 2 tires.
- The interior is full of carbon fiber and leather, featuring Recaro
sportseats, Momo carbon fiber steering wheel, and a gorgeous hollow carbon fiber gear shifter.
The car is currently on display at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. There’s also a 1989 Porsche 911 that was commissioned as part of the Dynamics and Light Weight Study. The car will travel to the Monterey Car Week in August, too, to be showcased there. If you can't make it to either event, you can drool over the pictures and dream.