Singer DLS May be the Most Desirable Porsche 911 Ever

The Singer DLS, which stands for Dynamics and Lightweighting Study, has finally made its official debut today.  

Singer reimagined the air-cooled 964 Porsche 911 in a way no one has before with the DLS. The California-based company hired on Williams Advanced Engineering, an offshoot of the Williams Formula 1 team, to help develop the 4.0-liter flat-six engine – which is making an incredible 500 hp. The engine uses four-valves per cylinder and also features a myriad of magnesium components to help keep the weight down, along with a carbon intake plenum. Williams also helped out with various tuning for the car and developed Singer an F1-inspired throttle map. The 911 DLS sends power to the rear wheels through a Hewland six-speed manual gearbox.

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As for the exterior, it features an aero kit designed using CFD that actually works to keep the DLS planted through the corners. A front splitter and two front air vents help to reduce front-end lift, while a vent worked into the rear window directs airflow to the large rear ducktail spoiler. There are also intakes in the rear side windows that help direct cold air into the engine bay and improve cooling. The 18-inch BBS ‘Fuchs’ wheels are shod in Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires and hide a set of large carbon ceramic brakes from Brembo.

The interior gorgeously blends old-school style and modern-day materials with an exposed gearshift linkage, a retro-look Momo steering wheel, drilled carbon and titanium pedals,  carbon fiber rear chassis bracing and a carbon fiber instrument panel. There are also beautifully made carbon fiber seats from Recaro. We’ve never seen a cabin that is so achingly cool, and we probably never will again.

The Singer DLS will be making runs up the hillclimb course at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend in West Sussex, England. If you can’t catch up with it there, it will also be present at Monterey Car Week in California, which begins on August 23rd.

a version of this story first appeared on AutoGuide

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The Singer DLS, which stands for Dynamics and Lightweighting Study, has finally made its official debut today.   Singer reimagined the air-cooled 964 Porsche 911 in a way no one has before with the DLS. The California-based company hired on Williams Advanced Engineering, an offshoot of the Williams Formula 1 team, to help develop the 4.0-liter flat-six engine – […]

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