‘DLS’ UNDERTAKEN BY SINGER VEHICLE DESIGN WITH WILLIAMS ADVANCED ENGINEERING AND OTHER PARTNERS

A Relentless Pursuit of Excellence through a Lightweight Philosophy

  • Festival of Speed sees the results of the Dynamics and Lightweighting Study on display for the first time.
  • One car will run in the hillclimb event while a second DLS restoration, accompanied by six further Porsche 911s Reimagined by Singer Vehicle Design, will be displayed outside Goodwood House

GROVE, United Kingdom, July12, 2018 – The results of California-based boutique restoration house Singer Vehicle Design’s Dynamics and Lightweighting Study (DLS) will be shown at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed, July 12-15, in West Sussex, England. 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. The unique and highly anticipated results will be part of both a static showcase outside Goodwood House and the Michelin Supercar Paddock Hillclimb Run.

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.

For those unable to be at Goodwood, DLS will travel to the US to be at Monterey Car Week beginning August 23.

Goodwood House Display

  • 1990 Porsche 911 Reimagined by Singer – Dynamics and Lightweighting Study. In Parallax White with Norfolk Yellow interior

Michelin Supercar Paddock

  • 1989 Porsche 911 Reimagined by Singer – Dynamics and Lightweighting Study In Heart Attack Red with Black interior

Details for Dynamics and Lightweighting Study

Advanced Air-cooled Engine Development
Partner: Williams Advanced Engineering

A normally aspirated, air-cooled Porsche flat-six, developed by Williams Advanced Engineering with technical advice and consultancy from Hans Mezger.

  • 4.0 litre displacement, titanium valves, 4 per cylinder, dual overhead cams, 500 hp @ 9,000 rpm
  • Extensive use of magnesium and lightweight materials to reduce mass
  • Lightweight throttle bodies with F1-inspired upper and lower injectors to enhance
    performance and drivability
  • Unique and optimized oiling system to improve lubrication and cooling

Advanced Aerodynamics
Partners: Williams Advanced Engineering with technical advice and consultancy from Norbert Singer

  • Every surface on the car re-assessed through computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis
  • Elimination of front axle lift through redesign of front oil-cooler intake and venting, together with new front splitter
  • Optimization of one of the most iconic aerodynamic devices of the twentieth century – the ducktail spoiler.
  • Roof-channel and roof/rear window spoiler working with optimized ducktail and diffuser to generate downforce at rear
  • Optimization of engine intake and cooling performance through side-window ram-air intakes and rear deck-lid venting.

Mass Efficiency and Core Optimization
Partners: Williams Advanced Engineering & RLE

  • Full weight-down study by Williams Advanced Engineering
  • Focus on torsional stiffness, mass efficiency and driver environment
  • Mass relocation for optimized chassis balance via moving engine forward and
    component reallocation to front trunk area
  • Full carbon fibre bodywork, every panel unique to DLS

Advanced Control Systems
Partner: Bosch

  • ABS, traction control and electronic stability control (ESC) systems specifically calibrated for DLS by Bosch
  • Switchable driving modes including the option for traction control and stability systems to be turned off

Suspension
Partner: Williams Advanced Engineering

  • Lightweight multi-link, double wishbone, front suspension
  • Lightweight, aluminium, rear trailing arm, with integral brake cooling
  • Bespoke mass-optimized dampers with remote adjustment

Transmission and Driveline
Partner: Hewland

  • Bespoke, 6-speed gearbox, using magnesium casings with hollow shafts for maximum reduction of rotating mass
  • Reduced length to reposition engine forward for optimized weight distribution
  • Use of motorsport-style tripod joints, centre-lock wheel carriers and modern materials

Brakes
Partner: Brembo

  • Latest technology CCM-R carbon ceramic high performance, lightweight discs for both road and track use
  • Lightweight, monobloc calipers, developed for the study

Tires
Partner: Michelin

  • Bespoke-sized Pilot Sport Cup 2s developed by Michelin’s Development and Manufacturing team in Greenville, South Carolina.
  • Bi-Compound asymmetric design, and Variable Contact Patch 3.0 technology
  • Front: 245 / 35 / 18
  • Rear: 295 / 30 / 18

Wheels
Partners: BBS Motorsport and Williams Advanced Engineering

  • Lightweight 18” forged magnesium, monobloc, centre-lock wheels developed for the study by BBS Motorsport
  • High strength aluminium and titanium centre-lock mechanism developed by Williams Advanced Engineering

Advanced Lightweight Seating
Partner: Recaro

  • Lightweight carbon fibre sports seats specially designed with Recaro for DLS

Steering
Partner: MOMO

  • Lightweight carbon-fibre steering wheel specially developed by Momo for DLS.

Interior

  • Raised, manual gear-shift with exposed titanium and magnesium linkage and shift lights integrated in the tachometer
  • Drilled carbon and titanium pedals
  • Lightweight air-conditioning and heating system
  • Instrument gauges with hand-applied characters, floating in a carbon fibre
    instrument panel

SINGER’S STABLE – NEARLY 3,000HP
At the personal invitation of the Duke of Richmond, Singer Vehicle Design will display six customer-owned commissions alongside one DLS car near the Cartier Luxury Lawn on the Goodwood property. The vehicles are all 1991 Porsche 911s that have been impeccably restored and reimagined in California by Singer Vehicle Design and all reside within the United Kingdom.

Further Commission-Specific Details

1991 Porsche 911 Reimagined by Singer Goodwood Commission
Battleship Grey Dark exterior
Lettering in Deep Orange with light ghosted stripes
Burnt Orange interior with suede-mix weave
Four-way adjustable touring seats
3.8 Litre, 360HP, air-cooled flat-six by Ed Pink Racing Engines 5-speed gearbox
Michelin® Pilot® Sport Cup 2 tires
Öhlins® sport adjustable suspension
Brakes by Brembo®
Centre-fill fuel cell with external cap and external oil filler Bodywork rendered in carbon fibre
All brightwork in nickel

1991 Porsche 911 Reimagined by Singer London Commission
Rome Red exterior
Lettering in Blue Blood with dark ghosted stripes
Dark Blue interior with custom leather-weave
Lightweight carbon fibre track seats
4.0 Litre, 390HP, air-cooled flat-six by Ed Pink Racing Engines 6-speed gearbox
Michelin® Pilot® Sport Cup 2 tires
Öhlins® sport adjustable suspension
Brakes by Brembo®
Centre-fill fuel cell with external cap and external oil filler Bodywork rendered in carbon fibre
All brightwork in nickel

1991 Porsche 911 Reimagined by Singer Surrey Commission
Amazon Green Pearl exterior
Touring ‘Deco’ trim for front/rear bumpers and side rockers Dark Blackberry interior with suede-mix weave
Eight-way adjustable touring seats
4.0 Litre, 390HP, air-cooled flat-six by Ed Pink Racing Engines 6-speed gearbox
Michelin® Pilot® Sport Cup 2 tires
Öhlins® sport adjustable suspension
Brakes by Brembo®
Centre-fill fuel cell with external cap and external oil filler Bodywork rendered in carbon fibre
All brightwork in nickel

1991 Porsche 911 Reimagined by Singer Dorset Commission
Parma Grey exterior
Lettering in Blue Blood with light ghosted stripes
Dark Navy interior with tartan (Clergy Ancient) inserts Four-way adjustable touring seats
3.8 Litre, 360HP, air-cooled flat-six by Ed Pink Racing Engines 6-speed gearbox
Michelin® Pilot® Sport Cup 2 tires
Öhlins® sport adjustable suspension
Brakes by Brembo®
Centre-fill fuel cell with external cap and external oil filler Bodywork rendered in carbon fibre
All brightwork in nickel

1991 Porsche 911 Reimagined by Singer Monaco Commission
Midnight Blue Metalic exterior
Touring ‘Deco’ trim for front/rear bumpers and side rockers Oxblood interior with custom leather-weave
Carbon fibre track seat for driver
4.0 Liter, 390HP air-cooled flat-six by Ed Pink Racing Engines 6-speed gearbox
Michelin® Pilot® Sport Cup 2 tires
Öhlins® sport adjustable suspension
Brakes by Brembo®
Center-fill fuel cell with external cap, internal oil filler Bodywork rendered in carbon fibre
All brightwork in nickel

1991 Porsche 911 Reimagined by Singer Manchester Commission
Wasabi Green exterior
Nickel bumperettes with raised gold deck-lid lettering
Green interior with custom leather-weave
Four-way adjustable touring seats
4.0 Litre, 390HP, air-cooled flat-six by Ed Pink Racing Engines 6-speed gearbox
Michelin® Pilot® Sport Cup 2 tires
Öhlins® sport adjustable suspension
Brakes by Brembo®
Side fuel-fill and internal oil filler
Bodywork rendered in carbon fibre
All brightwork in nickel

Commentary

“The Dynamics and Lightweighting Study has been years in the making. To see the results, representing the ongoing pursuit of our client’s vision for their ultimate air- cooled 911, is so exciting. We’ve worked relentlessly to present a machine that visually celebrates the past while acknowledging the future – both inside and out. It’s our fourth year at this incredible event and we’re thrilled to be back at Festival of Speed for its twenty-fifth anniversary and to wish Porsche a very happy 70th birthday.” -Quote from Rob Dickinson, Founder and Creative Director

“The extraordinary collaboration of our partners – names like Williams Advanced Engineering, Bosch, Brembo, Hewland, Recaro, MOMO, RLE, EXE-TC and BBS Motorsport – have made this crazy vision become a reality. Not only did they believe in us, but their engineering might has delivered nothing short of spectacular results, above and beyond our expectations – and allowed us to achieve truly sensational, technologically advanced results for our clients.” -Quote from Mazen Fawaz, CEO

“After 3 years of hard work by everyone involved with the program, it’s such a thrill to bring this car to FoS and to run it at this iconic event. Even having lived with it through development, I’ve been blown away by how the car looks in the real world, and I can’t wait to see the reaction the car gets.” -Quote from Marino Franchitti, Special Consultant, Vehicle Dynamics

“The Dynamics and Lightweighting Study has been a most enjoyable yet unrelenting challenge. From bringing doodles on paper to sketch models in 3D, through to engineering, we’ve worked tirelessly to enable ideas to become reality. Nothing has been more exciting or rewarding than seeing the fruits of our labor for our clients.” -Quote from Daniel Simon, Design Deputy

About Singer Vehicle Design
Singer Vehicle Design (Singer) restores and reimagines 1989 to 1994 Porsche 911s for its clients. Singer does not manufacture or sell automobiles.

Singer is not sponsored, associated, approved, endorsed nor, in any way, affiliated with Porsche Cars North America, Inc., or Dr. Ing. h.c.F. Porsche, AG. The Porsche® name and crest and 911® are trademarks of Dr. Ing. h.c.F. Porsche AG, and any other products mentioned are the trademarks of their respective holders. Any mention of trademarked names or other marks is for purpose of reference only.

The product of Singer’s painstaking effort is a Porsche 911 restored and reimagined by Singer. Out of respect for Porsche, and to respect Porsche’s trademark rights, this incredible machine should never under any circumstances be referred to or described as a “Singer,” “Singer 911,” “Singer Porsche 911” or a “Porsche Singer 911,” or in any other manner that suggests that it is anything but a Porsche 911

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