In 2017, Singer broke the internet with their first Williams Advanced Engineering collaboration. Yesterday they did it again, unveiling the Singer Williams DLS, a bespoke carbon fibre 911, on display at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Last year’s release alerted enthusiasts to a Singer and Williams’s ‘Dynamics and Lightweighting Study’ whereby they were developing a wildly modified, carbon-bodied Porsche 911. This my friends, is it.
The Singer Williams DLS sports an air-cooled flat-six producing a mind-bending 373kW (500hp) without the help of additional turbochargers or superchargers. Williams assisted on almost every aspect of the vehicle alongside a handful of Porsche elite including Hanz Mezger, who developed the first 911 flat-six and all of the company’s Le Mans-winning motors and Norbert Singer, the aero engineer who ran the company’s Le Mans program for decades.
Unlike most air-cooled Porsche flat-sixes, this one has dual overhead cams and four valves per cylinder which are all made from Titanium. The ABS, traction, and stability control brains come from Bosch and the Singer Williams DLS has switchable driving modes. Completing the package is an utterly gorgeous six-speed manual designed by Hewland. Williams has also balanced the car by moving the engine forwards and designed the suspension, equipped with remotely adjustable dampers with BBS magnesium 18-inches wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2s.
There are lashings of aero improvements too, with a small air channel at the rear window designed to work with the ducktail spoiler and diffuser, making real downforce. The engine breathes through two ram-air intakes integrated into the rear quarter windows, while a vent in the spoiler helps expel air.