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Singer Is Bringing Two Perfect Air-Cooled Porsche 911s to Goodwood

Singer has restored 75 examples of 911 964s as part of its DLS initiative, two of which it will be displaying at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

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If you’re a fan of the air-cooled Porsches, you ought to know about Singer. For the uninitiated, Singer is a U.S.-based company that restores only the Porsche 911 964s. Singer 911s are quite a hit with enthusiasts, and if you follow their work, you’ll know that their current big project is the Porsche 911 DLS. This basically includes restoration of 75 examples of the 911 as per the client’s requirements. Singer is bringing two of those to the 2021 Goodwood Festival of Speed and has let out some details regarding the same.

The latest Singer 911s are part of the company’s Dynamics and Lightweighting Study (DLS). The company has brought two of the 75 911 964 builds to Goodwood. This happens to be its sixth appearance at the festival.

What’s Special About These Singer 911 Builds?

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The two builds that Singer has brought to Goodwood are called Oxford Commission and Unico Commission. Both the cars are powered by a 4.0-liter, naturally aspirated, flat-six air-cooled engine that makes 500 horses. These free-revving engines hit the redline at over 9,000 rpm. The engine is mated to a lightweight magnesium gearbox.

Both the commissioned cars feature an aero-optimized carbon fiber bodywork. The magnesium center-lock wheels are shod in Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires. They come with a bespoke double-wishbone suspension in the front and a lightweight suspension at the rear. On the safety front, the cars come with ABS, Traction Control, and Electronic Stability Control. Singer mentioned it has sourced parts from companies like Multimatic, Bosch, Michelin, Brembo, Hewland, and BBS Motorsport.

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The Oxford Commission comes in an Oak Green Metallic shade with Champagne polished bright trim and satin carbon accents. On the inside, it is finished in Bone White with Tartan seat centers.

The Unico Commission, on the other hand, is painted in an Absinthe Green shade with Nickel polished bright trim. The side stripes come with Blood Orange brand lettering. I hope the ‘Porsche’ branding doesn’t get them in trouble this time! Inside the cabin, Singer has equipped lightweight carbon fiber seats finished in Blood Orange with Nickel polished grommets. It also features a front-lift system.

Conclusion

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This year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, held from July 8 to July 11, will be Singer’s sixth appearance here. Singer’s CEO, Mazen Fawaz, said, “We’ve had so many milestones at Goodwood – from launching our first Targa restoration on the Cartier Lawn, to sharing our 10th anniversary with our clients driving their own cars on the famous Hillclimb– it’s only fitting that our newest chapter, the first two client-specification examples of the Dynamics and Lightweighting Study, are providing another first at Goodwood.”

Singer noted that all the 75 cars will be restored in new U.K. facilities in Bicester Heritage. From what we already know, the 911 DLS won’t come cheap. Singer has priced it at $1.8 million a pop!

As mentioned earlier, Singer offers restoration services only for the 911 964. The 964 gen was produced between 1989 and 1994. The latest work on these 75 commission models is part of the company’s DLS initiative. All these cars will be built in the U.K. at the company’s new facility.

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alifornian Luxury Brand Returns to Goodwood Festival of Speed 2021 to Show Latest Work

OXFORDSHIRE, UK - July 7, 2021 — Singer expands its global presence with the recent addition of facilities at renowned UK automotive destination, Bicester Heritage. The country is home to operations for the Dynamics and Lightweighting Study (DLS), Singer’s exploration of the ultra-high-performance potential of the air-cooled Porsche 911, on behalf of their clients. All 75 cars will be restored in the UK.

Singer also makes a welcome return to the highly anticipated Goodwood Festival of Speed (July 8-11, 2021 in Chichester, West Sussex). Two completed DLS restorations will be presented and driven at the event, including the first client commission. This key milestone underlines Singer’s ability to deliver on its Relentless Pursuit of Excellence.

According to Singer’s British Founder and Executive Chairman, Rob Dickinson, the Southern California-based luxury brand, known for combining iconic design with modern engineering, has long seen the UK as a second home. “Thanks to the relationships we’ve built with the foremost technical partners, including Williams Advanced Engineering, Multimatic, Michelin and Bosch, we’ve been able to bring our clients’ personal vision for their incredible machines to reality. There’s no better place to show the results of the Dynamics and Lightweighting Study than Goodwood, in our sixth year at this spectacular event.”

With restorations completed for owners in more than 30 countries over the last decade, Singer has become renowned within the luxury world for its highly personalized services, superlative attention to detail and deep connection with California. The Singer philosophy has grown beyond the automotive world, with the launch of the Singer Reimagined high-watchmaking division in 2017.

The Geneva-based, award-winning horological brand was selected for watchmaking’s highest honors with the GPHG (Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève) ‘Chronograph Award’ in its launch year. Singer Reimagined recently introduced its latest work, the Flytrack, along with the announcement that the ‘Launch’ and ‘Geneva’ editions of its iconic Track 1 chronograph are fully sold.

Despite the global pandemic Singer saw a 50% increase in demand for its luxury automotive services, year on year, through to the end of 2020. Since Q4 2020, Singer’s Global Partner Network has expanded from its original services in USA, Puerto Rico, Canada, UK and Hong Kong to further support owners worldwide with representation in Germany, Taiwan, Japan, Switzerland, Australia and New Zealand. Plans are in place for further growth through year-end and beyond.

Singer’s CEO, Mazen Fawaz, reflected on the significance of Singer’s role at Goodwood, noting the Festival of Speed has been the launching ground for Singer’s latest work since 2015. “We’ve had so many milestones at Goodwood – from launching our first Targa restoration on the Cartier Lawn, to sharing our 10th anniversary with our clients driving their own cars on the famous Hillclimb– it’s only fitting that our newest chapter, the first two client-specification examples of the Dynamics and Lightweighting Study, are providing another first at Goodwood.”

About the Dynamics & Lightweighting Study

The Dynamics & Lightweighting Study originated with a request from Singer’s clients to further evolve restoration services for owners of the air-cooled 911. No more than 75 cars will be restored in the UK, each as a bespoke commission for its owner. The starting point is a Type 964 Porsche 911.

In cooperation with Williams Advanced Engineering, Formula 1 technology allowed the development of aero-optimized carbon fibre bodywork, an extensive lightweighting program and a unique, 4.0L naturally aspirated, 4-valves per cylinder, air-cooled, flat six, developing 500 hp at 9000 rpm. A formation of additional technical partners included: Multimatic, Bosch, Michelin, Brembo, Hewland and BBS Motorsport.

High levels of personalization are available for both exterior and interior, allowing each owner to tailor the precise specifications of their restoration.

The Dropbox link includes images showing:

Porsche 911 reimagined by Singer, representing the results of the Dynamics & Lightweighting Study, presented in Oak Green Metallic, with Tartan interior. Named the Oxford Commission.
Porsche 911 reimagined by Singer, representing the results of the Dynamics & Lightweighting Study, presented in Absinthe, with Blood Orange interior. Named Unico by its owner.
Singer Reimagined Flytrack chronograph – Telemeter, Tachymeter and Pulsometer editions
Singer Reimagined Track 1 chronograph – Geneva and Launch editions.

View photos:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/e33s3frqw9xoqmk/AAADYdL54XRvDPtyU0rnDmO3a?dl=0

Specifications for the Oxford commission

Naturally aspirated, 4.0L, air-cooled flat six, with 4-valves per cylinder
500 HP at 9000 rpm
Bespoke double-wishbone front suspension and lightweight rear suspension
Lightweight magnesium gearbox and magnesium center-lock wheels
Bespoke Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires
ABS, traction control and electronic stability control with selectable drives modes
Aero-optimized carbon fibre bodywork in Oak Green Metallic with Champagne polished bright trim and satin carbon accents
Interior specified in Bone White with bespoke Tartan seat centers
Specifications for the Unico commission

Naturally aspirated, 4.0L, air-cooled flat six, with 4-valves per cylinder
500 HP at 9000 rpm
Bespoke double-wishbone front suspension and lightweight rear suspension
Lightweight magnesium gearbox and magnesium center-lock wheels
Bespoke Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires
ABS, traction control and electronic stability control with selectable drives modes
Nose lift, lightweight air-conditioning, heated front screen
Aero-optimized carbon fibre bodywork in Absinthe Green with Nickel polished bright trim
Light-ghosted side stripes with lettering in Blood Orange
Lightweight carbon fiber seats in Blood Orange with Nickel polished grommets
Overview

Founded in California in 2009, Singer has become globally known and respected for its celebration of the Porsche 911. The company undertakes bespoke restorations for owners of the air-cooled cars. Singer is guided by a philosophy that encompasses:

A passionate focus on iconic design and a homage to the world’s most iconic sportscars.
Highly personalized restorations with superlative attention to detail, guided by the Singer’s mantra Everything is Important.
Modern engineering and material science combined with beautifully executed interiors and jewel-like details.
A deep connection with California and its automotive zeitgeist.
Over the past decade Singer has become a luxury brand with a global clientele and is now synonymous with the concept of Reimagining – bringing together heritage with twenty-first century engineering and material science. The brand has been growing beyond car culture, with an award-winning Swiss watchmaking division, Singer Reimagined, launched in 2017.

Singer Quick Highlights

2009 – Singer Vehicle Design launched - first Porsche 911 reimagined by Singer presented during Monterey Car Week
2014 – First AWD restoration completed
2015 – First Targa restoration completed
2016 – Singer 67 company formed to undertake Dynamics and Lightweighting Study
2017 – Singer Reimagined watch company launched in Geneva, Switzerland
2019 – TUV certification completed for European markets
2020 – Global Partner Network expands to Germany
2021 – Global Partner Network expands to Taiwan, Japan, Switzerland, Australia, and New Zealand
2021 – First client-specification examples of Dynamics and Lightweighting Study are driven at Goodwood Festival of Speed.

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