Boutique design and restoration house, Singer Vehicle Design, returns to the Goodwood Festival of Speed, 4th -7th July 2019 in West Sussex, UK to celebrate its 10th Anniversary by presenting the much-abused DLS development machine wrapped in special livery for the Goodwood FOS. The event marks the culmination of a 4-year phase of development work across the US and Europe for the company’s Dynamics and Lightweighting Study, undertaken with Williams Advanced Engineering.
The ‘EP2’ machine will be running on the Hillclimb course, accompanied by a classic 4.0L coupe, demonstrating the diversity of Singer’s restoration services.
Singer’s founder and creative director Rob Dickinson notes, “We want to highlight the achievement and celebrate with the enthusiasts at Goodwood the epic results of the teamwork we have fostered over four years of extraordinary focus to reimagine the most advanced air-cooled Porsche 911.”
As development reaches a conclusion Singer is preparing to enter the next phase of the Dynamics and Lightweighting Study with 75 cars to be restored for their owners at the Singer at Grove facility in Oxfordshire in the UK.
Dynamics and Lightweighting Study
The development car from the Dynamics and Lightweighting Study (DLS) will be shown in the Michelin Supercar Paddock during the Goodwood Festival of Speed, returning for its second year, wrapped in special livery to celebrate the culmination of the 4-year development phase. The car will also run on the Hillclimb course throughout the event.
Since its debut at the Festival of Speed 2018, the Dynamics and Lightweighting Study (main photo) has continued at a range of locations across Europe and the US, including various motorsport circuits throughout the UK and Spain, winter testing in Sweden, as well as several raceways and proving grounds in Michigan and South Carolina. The special livery for 2019 at Goodwood celebrates the scope of the test program over the last 4 years.
DLS is a client-inspired collaboration from the California-based design house of Singer Vehicle Design together with Williams Advanced Engineering and a formation of technical partners, including Michelin, Bosch, Brembo, BBS Motorsports, Hewland, Recaro and Momo, in pursuit of the most advanced air-cooled Porsche 911 in the world.
1990 Porsche 911 Reimagined by Singer – Dynamics and Lightweighting Study
500 hp | 9000 rpm | 4-valve | air-cooled | flat-six
Since 2009 Singer has made its name with meticulously realized restorations of the iconic sports car for owners around the world. Each car represents the owner’s personal vision for their ultimate air-cooled 911.
The ’Sussex’ commission is an example of a discrete gentleman’s race car for the road. This car is used as a daily driver by its owner for everything from commuting to work to visiting the racetrack and is specified accordingly. The vehicle is a celebration of the 911’s ability to be the only car you need.
1990 Porsche 911 Reimagined by Singer
- Exterior: Attack Grey with ghosted stripes and lettering, centre-mounted fuel and external oil fillers.
- Interior: Black with track seats, air-conditioning, stereo and navigation
- Engine: 4.0L, air-cooled flat-six with ceramic plenum
- Gearbox: 6 speed H-pattern manual with 917-inspired shifter
- Wheels: Fuchs design
Each Porsche 911 restored by Singer is a response to the owner’s personal vision. Singer’s Special Wishes department assists owners who would like to pursue the engineering and development of a particularly specialized machine with their own desires for unique attributes.
1991 Porsche 911 Reimagined by Singer
- Exterior: Blue Blood Light with bespoke graphics. Perspex rear and rear quarter windows, fixed raised rear wing, ‘Frog’ lights on front hood.
- Interior: Black with track seats. Air-conditioning, interior panels, stereo & sound-proofing delete. Start-button, 904-type oil pressure warning light, bare floor.
- Engine: 4.0L, air-cooled flat-six with velocity stacks
- Gearbox: 6 speed H-pattern manual
- Wheels: Minilite design
- Brakes: Carbon ceramic
A Decade’s Work
Developed over 10 years, Singer’s knowledge and skills enable owners to precisely and uniquely define the character of their restored Porsche 911. Together these cars underline Singer’s ability to respond to individual client desires and requirements whether in pursuit of ultra-high-performance potential or continental touring ability. The philosophy is always the same:
Everything is Important
In August 2019, Singer will return to Monterey Car Week. A further selection of machines, representing the range of bespoke client services developed over the last 10 years will be presented at events including The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering.
About Singer Vehicle Design and Singer Reimagined
Singer Vehicle Design is based in Los Angeles, California and was formed a decade ago to pursue the creative possibilities within the vibrant world of iconic automobiles. Air-cooled Porsche 911s, restored in a bespoke manner by Singer for their owners, have been presented with the world’s finest collectors’ cars at events including The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering and Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Singer Vehicle Design (Singer) restores and reimagines 1989 to 1994 Porsche 911s, based on the 964 chassis 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
Singer Reimagined is the sister company to Singer Vehicle Design. Based in Geneva, Switzerland, the horological company was formed to explore and redefine the most iconic high-watchmaking complications. Its first collection, the Track 1, representing a profound re-engineering of the chronograph, was recognised as the winner of the Chronograph category at the 2018 GPHG awards.
Both companies fuse iconic design with cutting-edge material science in pursuit of mechanical art.
About Williams Advanced Engineering
Williams Advanced Engineering is the division of the Williams Group that harnesses Formula One derived technology and know-how to deliver highly innovative products and services to the motorsport, automotive, defence and healthcare sectors. Working in close collaboration with its customers, Williams Advanced Engineering helps meet the sustainability challenges of the 21st century and improve performance, with its expertise in aerodynamics and thermodynamics, electrification, advanced lightweight materials and vehicle integration.