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Singer Porsche Photo: Supplied
Singer Porsche Photo: Supplied
Singer Porsche Photo: Supplied
Singer Porsche Photo: Supplied
Singer Porsche Photo: Supplied
 
 
Andrew Maclean | Jul, 13 2018 | 0 Comments

Brand-new supercars are everywhere at this weekend's Goodwood Festival of Speed.

But one of the standout machines to make its debut at the annual event isn't new at all with Californian-based Porsche specialist, Singer, revealing its latest take on the iconic air-cooled 911.

Singer has worked with the engineering offshoot of the Williams Formula One team to re-imagine the ultimate old-school Porsche 911 with a stunning vehicle it calls the Dynamics and Lightweight Study.

Using a 1990 964-Type 911 as the basis, Singer enlisted Williams Advanced Engineering to co-develop the machine in areas such as the engine and lightweight materials within the body construction.

The end result is a work of art.

Every panel on the car has been optimised through the use of computational fluid dynamics - a computer program used by all F1 teams to simulate and shape aerodynamics - with carbon fibre body panels designed to reduce weight, improve cooling and increase downforce at high speeds.

Singer also consulted with Norbert Singer, the famed Porsche engineer that was the architect behind the German brand's dominace at Le Mans in the 1970s and 1980s and inspired the name of the Californian company, on the body design.

Under the beautifully crafted bodywork, Williams also developed the car's engine in conjuction with Hans Mezger, another iconic Porsche engineer. The 4.0-litre air-cooled flat-six makes extensive use of magnesium internals, has lightweight throttle bodies and F1-style upper and lower fuel injectors to help it scream to a maximum 9000rpm while producing over 375kW of power.

Driving the rear wheels is a bespoke six-speed manual transmission from racing specialists Hewland that features a raised shift lever in the cabin with exposed linkages made from exotic materials such as titanium and magnesium.

Even though the fundamentals of the 911 are derived from an era before electronic safety nets were prevalent, the Singer machine has anti-skid brakes and a multi-mode stability control system.

Just like the exterior and mechanical elements, the car's cabin showcases the hand-built craftsmanship of Singer, from the ultra-thin, retro-inspired Recaro bucket seats, the intricate carbon fibre frame in the centre console, the cross-hatched door cards and the half roll cage in the rear. Even the speedo looks like it's been made by a Swiss watchmaker.

The Singer Dynamics and Lightweight Study has been commissioned by Porsche enthusiast Scott Blattner, who runs a Minesotta-based energy provider in the United States.

 

 

 

 
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