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Porsche 911 reimagined by Singer - Design & Lightweighting Study (1989)

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UK Supplied & 1 of c.10 RHD Examples To Be Built

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A far cry from the 911 Classic by Singer, the DLS or ‘Dynamic Lightweighting Study’ take a more holistic approach to improving every element of the iconic 911. Where as the Classic sought to deliver the ultimate overall experience of a 911, embodied in an understated – but still carbon fibre bodyshell, the DLS project set out to understand, embrace and accentuate each of the intricacies that are unique to the Porsche 911.

Far from intending to deliver a modern driving experience, the DLS is still very true to its origins. A hands-on, analogue interface, with a manual gearbox and race-oriented 4.0 naturally-aspirated flat co-developed with Williams. Consulting the likes of legendary Porsche engineers Hans Mezger and Norbert Singer during the development phase, Singer and Williams have worked in unison to heavily fettle the air-cooled powerplant. In production trim, it now offers around 500hp with a rev limiter coming in at 9,300rpm. With the engine starting life as the standard 964 3.6 litre, works were carried out to revise almost every moving part. Titanium con-rods, aluminium throttle bodies, carbon intake trumpets, a bespoke carbon airbox, fuel injectors with twin injectors and a ram-air induction system fed by inlets in the iconic rear ¾ windows that keeps the profile so pure and true to the classic 911 style. If somehow you’ve dismissed this car so far, the startup of the Inconel and titanium exhaust will serve an overdue wake up call.

Singer have limited the DLS to just 75 examples and naturally, all were spoken for as soon as the prototypes made the headlines on the internet. It is understood that of that number, only around 10 cars will be built in right-hand drive.

This example was completed just a couple of months ago. Prior to delivery, the car received a full running-in by Singer in the UK as well as a shakedown by test-driver Marino Franchitti. Prior to delivery, the car received full paint protection film.

This DLS is optioned in Bespoke Porsche Mint Green, introduced on the 964 in 1991. The interior is optioned in DLS Semi Aniline 7, a stone-coloured light grey hide and the seats feature the uniform woven leather. The exterior sees all brightwork in a very subtle champagne bead blasted hue.

Benefitting from a wealth of options, this DLS combines a bright Porsche hue with a subdued leather tone to ensure every drive is an event without excess. Much of the interior shares the exterior body colour, including the doorcards, central transmission tunnel and rear mouldings. The internal ram-air engine feed is also finished in Mint Green.

Fitted with both standard seatbelts and harnesses, the option for road or track use is mere moments away. Fitted with close to £130,000 of options this example presents as incredible opportunity.

  • Front axle vehicle lift
  • 70th Year of Porsche plaque
  • Focal Audio System
  • Paint to Sample Bespoke : Porsche Mint Green
  • Champagne bead blasted brightwork
  • Gold tinted wheel lip
  • RS Gold tinted wheel centre in satin
  • Rocker accent in bright finish
  • Decklid badge in Gold
  • Interior in DLS Semi Aniline 7 ‘Stone Grey’
  • Interior brightwork bead blasted black
  • Mid trim package in leather
  • Mid accent package in body colour
  • Seat centres in uniform weave
  • Interior contrast stitch
  • Rear X-brace in leather
  • Harnesses (in addition to standard seatbelts)
  • Premium door brightware
  • Door centres ‘Singer’ embossed
  • Shift knob in leather
  • Aluminium gearshift frame matched to brightwork
One of just 10 or so RHD DLS’ to be built, this example will be offered with its full warranty transferred to the new keeper and is available to view at our showrooms outside London immediately with delivery mileage.


  • Singer

DK Engineering

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