Singer Vehicle Design, the company that specializes in modernizing Porsche 911s, is celebrating its 10th anniversary by showing off three models at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Running on the Festival of Speed’s famous Hill Climb course will be the company’s Dynamics and Lightweighting Study (DLS), which was developed with Williams Advanced Engineering. Essentially a 1990 "964" 911 designed to be "the most advanced air-cooled Porsche 911 in the world," the car has an upgraded flat-six engine with a massive 500 horsepower, while lightweight materials such as titanium and carbon fiber have brought the car’s weight down to less than one tonne.
The DLS made its debut at last year’s Festival of Speed, and since then it has traveled the world to undergo development and testing. Circuits in the U.K. and Spain have seen the DLS pounding around, as have a few in the U.S. states of Michigan and South Carolina, and the car has even embarked on winter testing in Sweden.
Although it’s only the second year the DLS has taken to Goodwood, the car will be celebrating four years of development. To celebrate, Singer will wrap the car in a special new livery that is yet to be unveiled.
Also running up Goodwood’s hill will be the "Sussex" commission. Again based on a 1990 964, the Porsche is described as "a discreet gentleman’s race car for the road." Used on a daily basis by its owner, who commutes and does track days, the car is "specified accordingly." Singer says the grey vehicle "is a celebration of the 911’s ability to be the only car you need."
Finally, Singer will also be displaying its new Mulholland commission. Built by the company’s Special Wishes division, it’s a highly specific and specialized vehicle created to exacting requirements. In this case, the customer wanted an “undiluted, visceral experience”, so Singer gave the 1991 car a more focused character.
Named after the scenic Mulholland Highway, which weaves through a Californian canyon, the blue car features a bespoke graphics pack, as well as perspex rear windows, a fixed spoiler and "frog" spotlights on the nose. Inside, there are black racing seats and a stripped-out dashboard without air conditioning or stereo. Even the floors are laid bare. Singer says the Mulholland "makes few concessions to touring ability" and instead concentrates on "providing an intense experience on a favorite road."
All three cars will be displayed at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, which runs from Thursday, July 4, to Sunday, July 7, 2019.
Gallery: Singer at the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed
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Sun Valley, Calif., June 27, 2019 – Boutique design and restoration house, Singer Vehicle Design, returns to the Goodwood Festival of Speed, July 4-7, 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 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.