Singer Dynamics & Lightweighting Study Revealed at Goodwood

  • 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.

  • 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

 

Comments

Quote from Rob Dickinson, Founder and Creative Director

“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 Mazen Fawaz, CEO

“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 Marino Franchitti, Special Consultant, Vehicle Dynamics

“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 Daniel Simon, Design Deputy

“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.”

 

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

 

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 andthermodynamics, electrification, advanced lightweight materials and vehicle integration.

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