The Dynamics & Lightweighting Study – Turbo is an amalgamation of Singer’s last two interpretations of the Porsche 911. The new project is arriving in two specifications, Road and Track. The thing about these is that they both look insane and have insane performance.
Founder and executive chairman, Rob Dickinson, said he was inspired to do the project after seeing the Porsche 934/5 on video as a kid.
“I was 12 when my father’s friend showed us his Super 8 film of the 1977 Watkins Glen 6 Hours,” said Dickinson. “I can still remember the shock and realisation that this was the other life of the 911 – the racing car.”
Competing in IMSA racing in the U.S, the Type 934/5 swept the Group 4 board in 1977, winning six out of the eight races.
“From a design standpoint, my one criticism of that car is that it looks a bit anaemic at the front,” said Dickinson, “and I wanted our car to be muscular at the front to compete with the back – and I really wanted to go to town on the back.”
Each of the models include a central front intake, humongous rear wheelarches with their own intake, and NACA ducts to keep the brakes and turbocharger cool.
Now the rear Loop spoiler on the Track version of the car isn’t road legal in many countries, which is why there is the ducktail version on the Road version. However the front end can be different depending on the options you choose as the panels can be switched out with Singer allowing “ultimate freedom of choice.”
“The idea is that some owners prefer their restoration to be track-focused, with a larger rear wing and more aggressive front bumper, while others prefer a road-focus, with the ducktail,” said Dickinson. “However, if the owner wants ultimate freedom of choice, they may request both, and the extra front and rear will come in a set of flight cases.”
Under the bonnet is a 3.8-litre 24-valve flat-six with two turbochargers with electronic wastegates and air-to-water intercooling. Singer says that the engine can pump out 700bhp and the engine can rev to over 9,000rpm that’s all sent to the rear via a six-speed manual gearbox.
While the focus has been to generate extra downforce, the aim hasn’t been to create a race car.
“…not crazy, super downforce, it’s not a race car or a car focused on lap times,” said Singer’s CEO, Mazen Fawaz.
It will be fast, no doubt, “but while the aim of the DLS was perfect balance and connection, here we wanted to recreate the vibe of an old school super sports car… and the car I have in mind is a Ferrari F40. The idea is that you have this bonkers, high boost, manual car, but you can wield it, you don’t have to be a racing driver.”
Pricing hasn’t been announced, but the previous DLS was over $2 million USD so it is fairly safe to say that this will be more than that.