The recent Goodwood Festival of Speed served up no shortage of automotive stunners, including a record-breaking lawnmower, and a Porsche 911 decked out in colourful stripes. However, the true car enthusiasts were likely more eager to get their eyes on the new Porsche 911 Dynamics and Lightweighting Study (DLS), which represents a collaboration between Singer Vehicle Design and Williams Advanced Engineering. One model partook in the hillside climb, while another was put on display outside the Goodwood House. Accordingly, the swift machine is as brilliant in performance as it is beautiful in design.
To make good on their promise of lightweight dynamics, Singer and Williams implemented carbon fibre bodywork, relocated some of the car’s components to achieve overall balance, and gave the cooling system a complete overhaul. Powering the 911 DLS is a 4.0-litre, naturally-aspirated flat-six engine. As a result of its lightweight parts and the car’s improved cooling system, the engine produces 500 hp without help from a turbocharger, and furthermore yields a downright seductive roar through the vehicle’s dual exhaust pipes. Meanwhile, it all comes in the kind of clean, tight and nimble package that only Porsche can pull off.
The Porsche 911 DLS is but one of many legendary restorations to come out of Singer Vehicle Design, a company that spares no idea or expense when reimagining 1989 to 1994 Porsche 911s, all on behalf of prestigious clients. If you happened to miss the big splash at Goodwood, the new Porsche 911 DLS is also expected to appear at Monterey Car Week starting August 23.