We have already been seeing some major eye candy from this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed getting spread across social media – but this example definitely takes the cake so far.
What do you expect when you put together two legendary Porsche engineers, the world famous Williams Advanced Engineering, and the extreme attention to detail Singer brings to the table, though? You expect nothing short of perfection. And, well, they delivered just that.
This redesigned version of the classic Porsche 911 is making its public debut at the Festival of Speed this week, and seems to currently be attempting to break the internet with its photos. It’s clearly very different when compared to Singer’s previously restored 911s, as every detail of the legendary car has been analyzed, modernized, and re-done.
“The Dynamics and Lightweighting Study has been years in the making,” said Rob Dickinson, Founder of Singer. “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.”
Dubbed the “DLS” representing a “Dynamics and Light-weighting Study,” the vehicle boasts an existing Porsche naturally aspirated air-cooled flat-six. But this specific one has been upped to about 500 horsepower and revs to over 9,000 rpm. The car was brought to the modern day with adjustable suspension added, along with traction and stability control systems, a magnesium-cased six-speed gearbox, and Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes.
For the aerodynamic aspect of the build, Norbert Singer enlisted the help of Williams Advanced Engineering, who then studied every part of the car’s carbon-fiber body through computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis. Multiple small tweaks were made to enhance the aero and engine cooling, but the redesign of the 2.7 RS Carrera rear ducktail spoiler that the car is sporting, is where the most improvement is said to have been made.
And, in usual Stinger fashion, the aesthetic-side of things also seems to have been given quite the amount of attention. The interior is fitted with special-made super lightweight Recaro bucket seats, a MOMO carbon fiber steering wheel, and an pretty cool looking exposed gear linkage.
With only 75 total DLS’ being built, we are extremely jealous of those who get to see one of the two that are being showcased at FOS in person. For now, a video and pictures will have to suffice . . . enjoy!