2023 Singer DLS Turbo
About the Car
2023 Singer DLS Turbo
- Singer's DLS Turbo restoration services celebrate the victorious 934/5 endurance racers of the 1970s, creating a bridge between past and present.
- Each Singer DLS Turbo restoration is a highly personalized journey, tailored to the owner's preferences and requirements.
- The restoration process involves meticulous disassembly and assessment, with a focus on optimizing the chassis for the subsequent stages.
- Carbon fiber bodywork and aerodynamic enhancements are utilized to reduce weight and improve performance.
- Owners can choose between track-focused or road-oriented restorations, allowing for ultimate personalization.
- The engine undergoes a transformation with high-performance components and modifications, resulting in power outputs exceeding 700 HP.
- The driving experience is finely tuned, with a 6-speed manual transmission, track-oriented suspension, and powerful carbon ceramic discs.
- Owners have the freedom to personalize the exterior and interior of their restored 911, including bespoke paint and material finishes.
- Singer's restoration services are exclusive and commissioned in limited numbers, adding to the uniqueness of each DLS Turbo.
- Enthusiasts can witness the remarkable results at prestigious events like the Goodwood Festival of Speed and Car Week in Monterey Peninsula.
Singer DLS Turbo: An Exquisite Reimagining of the Porsche 911
Singer, a renowned luxury specialist based in California, has captivated automotive enthusiasts worldwide with their exceptional restoration work on air-cooled Porsche 911s. In response to the desires of their discerning clients, Singer has taken their Dynamics & Lightweighting Study (DLS) to new heights by incorporating turbocharging technology, resulting in the awe-inspiring Porsche 911 reimagined by Singer – DLS Turbo.
A Tribute to Victorious 934/5 Endurance Racers
The DLS Turbo restoration services are tailored in collaboration with each owner, paying homage to the triumphant 934/5 endurance racers of the 1970s. As Singer embarks on their own racing journey with the cutting-edge Type 963 turbocharged Porsche endurance racecar, this celebration of racing DNA beautifully bridges the past and present, igniting a sense of excitement among enthusiasts.
Evolution of Performance: From Naturally Aspirated to Turbocharged
The iconic Porsche 911 started its journey as a naturally aspirated sports car, meticulously evolving over the years to optimize its road and track prowess. In the mid-1970s, the turbocharged 911 emerged, undergoing a similar transformation. The pinnacle of this evolution was the racing variant known as the Type 934/5, which asserted its dominance in the SCCA Trans American series by triumphing in 6 out of 8 races and securing the championship.
The Meticulous Restoration Process
Every DLS Turbo restoration begins when the owner of a Type 964 Porsche 911 entrusts their beloved car to Singer for a personalized restoration. Originally produced by Porsche between 1989 and 1994, these sports cars have been cherished for three decades, bearing witness to countless memorable moments.
The restoration journey commences with the careful disassembly of the car, removing the interior, exterior bodywork, and all mechanical components until the steel monocoque (chassis) is exposed. The chassis undergoes a meticulous evaluation, cleaning, reinforcement, and preparation to ensure it is in optimal condition for the subsequent stages of the restoration.
Exquisite Body Restoration
To achieve optimal weight reduction and enhanced stiffness, the restoration incorporates modified carbon fiber bodywork. The shape of the carbon fiber body panels is meticulously designed, leveraging computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis to optimize aerodynamic performance. Notable features include a central front intake and hood vent for efficient cooling, rear fender intakes and NACA ducts for enhanced brake and turbocharger cooling.
Tailored to Performance Preferences
Singer understands that every owner has unique preferences, ranging from a track-focused driving experience to a road-oriented one. For those inclined towards track performance, the Blood Orange variant features a high-downforce rear wing with an adjustable upper element and a track-oriented front fascia boasting a larger splitter. On the other hand, the Moet Blanc variant is tailored for road-focused driving, with an aero-optimized rear ducktail spoiler and a road-oriented front fascia that reduces drag.
Unleashing the Power within the Engine
At the core of every Singer restoration lies the engine of the owner's Type 964 Porsche 911. This engine serves as the foundation for a transformational journey, where it is meticulously disassembled down to the engine block and then restored using high-performance components and modifications to unlock its true potential.
The heart of the DLS Turbo is a unique 3.8L, 4-valve per cylinder flat-six engine, complemented by twin turbochargers with electric wastegates, air-to-water intercooling, and a horizontally mounted, electrically powered fan. This evolution of the engine, developed exclusively for DLS restorations, generates power outputs exceeding 700 HP, with a remarkable redline of over 9000 rpm.
Tailored for an Unparalleled Driving Experience
Singer takes pride in personalizing the character of each restoration, ensuring it aligns perfectly with the owner's vision. The DLS Turbo boasts a 6-speed manual transmission that transmits power to the rear wheels, providing an engaging driving experience. Track-oriented suspension, bespoke dampers with remote adjustment, and powerful carbon ceramic discs with lightweight monobloc calipers are among the meticulously chosen details. Furthermore, lightweight 19” (front) and 20” (rear) forged magnesium, centerlock wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 or Cup 2R tires amplify the car's performance on both road and track.
Exterior and Interior Personalization
Singer's restoration and modification services empower owners to personalize both the exterior and interior presentation of their cherished 911 according to their preferences. From bespoke paint finishes to exquisite leather and material choices, every detail can be tailored to create a truly unique masterpiece.
Price and Availability
Each Singer restoration is a masterpiece unto itself, uniquely crafted to reflect the individual owner's desires. The cost of Singer's restoration services varies based on the specific requests of each owner, ensuring a personalized experience that matches their expectations. However, it's important to note that a limited number of restorations will be commissioned, making each Singer DLS Turbo a truly exclusive automotive treasure.
Witness the Masterpiece in Person
For those eager to witness the remarkable results of Singer's restoration and modification services firsthand, mark your calendars for the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK from 13-16 July 2023 or the renowned Car Week in the Monterey Peninsula, Northern California, in August 2023.
Singer: An Unyielding Pursuit of Automotive Excellence
Since its establishment in 2009 in California, Singer has embodied the philosophy of relentless pursuit of excellence. Through their collaboration with owners of air-cooled Porsche 911s, Singer has redefined the boundaries of bespoke restorations. Their approach emphasizes personalized craftsmanship, iconic design, and a profound homage to the world's most revered sportscars. Combining modern engineering, advanced materials, and meticulous attention to detail, Singer has become synonymous with automotive brilliance. Their services extend to both normally aspirated and turbocharged sports cars, enabling owners to restore and personalize their beloved vehicles for both road and track.
Singer's Classic Study empowers owners to pursue their vision of optimized, air-cooled 911 coupes and Targas, while the Dynamics and Lightweighting Study delves into the realm of ultra-high-performance capabilities, incorporating technology inspired by Formula 1. Now, with the Turbo Study, Singer enters the realm of turbocharging, delivering unparalleled high-performance and luxury grand touring experiences to the fortunate few who embark on this extraordinary journey.