Our friends at Singer Vehicle Design have finally revealed their Dynamic and Lightweight Study restoration at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed.

You’ve probably already heard that Singer retained Williams Advanced Engineering for assistance with engine development, lightweighting, aero, and suspension, but the list of companies and individuals who have contributed to this project reads like the who’s who of Porsche world.

Developing an air-cooled, four-litre, flat six is no small feat, so of course Hans Metzger was brought in to provide his unique insight. The same goes for the aerodynamics and while Williams did plenty of CFD work, Norbert Singer gave the project his expertise. Amazing.

Singer is undoubtedly the platinum standard when it comes to mind-bending Porsche 911 restorations, so naturally their DLS project is rather unique. The word bespoke gets thrown around all too often, however, there is plenty of bespoke work that’s gone into the DLS.

Custom control systems, including ABS, traction and stability control are by Bosch. Williams developed the unique suspension. Hewland did the gearbox. Carbon ceramic brakes are by Brembo. Truly bespoke tires – Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2s – were done in sizes specific to the DLS. Custom carbon fibre seats are by Recaro, and there’s a carbon fibre wheel from MOMO.

The DLS is rumoured to weigh in at less than 1,000 kilos, which should make this one of the most exciting 911s ever to grace the road, never mind the Goodwood hillclimb.

Singer is limiting DLS restorations to seventy-five and all of those cars will be restored at a dedicated Singer facility at Williams, known as Singer at Grove.

The Porsche 911 restored by Singer Vehicle Designs that I drove remains the best car I’ve ever driven. Check out the review here on YouTube.


Images courtesy of Singer Vehicle Design.

Published on Jul 12, 2018