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

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

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.

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2019 Porsche 911 RSR

2019 Porsche 911 RSR

The refreshed mid-engined 911 racing car is here

Porsche unveiled at the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed the most expensive, most advanced, and fastest 911-based race car in its portfolio, the emblematic 911 GT3 RSR. This latest version takes everything good about the 2017 model and distills it all in a better overall package that’s been improved in all four corners, even if you can’t tell the differences from the outside. The engine is still naturally aspirated, but it’s bigger than ever, and it’s still placed in front of the rear axle. Power is said to surpass 500 horsepower depending on the restrictor, and it gets sent to the back wheels only, just as before. Now, however, the car is easier to service and is safer.

Porsche has been putting out 911-based race cars since the ’60s and, in the five decades that have passed, the German automaker has constantly been improving the recipe while also staying true to the original ingredients. The shape is still largely familiar, albeit wider than ever, and the engine is still a six-cylinder boxer, and it’s naturally aspirated. However, the differences are aplenty: the engine is now in front of the rear axle instead of behind it, the exhaust now exits in front of the rear wheels through the sills, it’s water-cooled, and the capacity went up from 4.0-liters to 4.2-liters to make it more elastic. Is this the best 911 GT3 RSR ever? It has to be if it wants to surpass the impressive 2017 model that’s won almost anything there is to win in the FIA WEC and the IMSA Weathertech Sportscar Championship. And, frankly, with a $1 million + price tag, it better be!

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The 2019 Porsche 911 RSR Says "Screw Your Turbo" - There's No Replacement for Displacement

The 2019 Porsche 911 RSR Says "Screw Your Turbo" - There’s No Replacement for Displacement

The iconic flat-six grows bigger once again

The Porsche 911 RSR, the company’s iconic race car for FIA endurance duty, was redesigned for 2019 and introduced at the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed. Improved in all key areas, the new 911 RSR replaces the previous RSR that scored more than 20 class wins in the FIA World Endurance Championship and other long-distance series in North America and Europe.

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2020 Porsche 911 Speedster

2020 Porsche 911 Speedster

The Speedster returns after nine years!

The 2020 Porsche 911 Speedster is a limited-edition version of the 991-generation 911. Based on the 991.2 model discontinued in 2019, the 2020 911 Speedster is the last iteration of the eight-year-old sports car. It’s also the first Speedster since 2010, when Porsche sold a limited-edition model of 356 units based on the 997-generation 911.

Previewed by a couple of concept cars used to celebrate the company’s 70th anniversary of building sports cars, the 2020 911 Speedster is actually very similar to the show cars. But unlike its predecessors, it’s based on the track-ready 911 GT3 and generates in excess of 500 horsepower. As a result, it’s also the first Speedster developed by the Porsche Motorsport division. It also comes with a Heritage Design package that adds unique features inspired by vintage Porsche race cars, as well as a premium timepiece.

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Someone Ruined Porsche's Big Day by Leaking Official Images of the 911 GT2 RS

Someone Ruined Porsche’s Big Day by Leaking Official Images of the 911 GT2 RS

It’s not like we haven’t seen it E3 already. Oh wait... yes we did.

Porsche has been pretty tight-lipped about its new 911 GT2 RS. Sure; we all saw it at the 2017 Xbox E3 event just a few weeks ago, but once everything was said and done, Porsche tried to pretend that it didn’t exist. This became more than evident when various publications tried to reach out for comment regarding rumors that all 1,000 examples had already been spoken for. With that in mind, the GT2 RS is set to make its “official debut” this weekend at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Before that could happen, however, someone decided to leak some official images, like the ones shown above, on Rennlist early this morning.

Now, it’s pretty clear that nothing has changed since we saw the new GT2 RS at E3, but this time around we get a look at the rear (the only rear shot we had before was from Forza 7 pre-alpha gameplay) and finally get to see what’s going on inside – at least to an extent, anyway. The most notable thing about the interior is the perfect split of red and black coloring. The headlights, A-pillars, B-pillars, central arm rest, seat centers, and steering wheel are all wrapped in red Alcantara, while the dash looks to get a healthy dose of black Alcantara mixed in with some leather and red contrast stitching. There are also red accents on the door trim panels and the gear shifter, while carbon fiber trim adorns the seat chassis, seat side bumpers, and the face trim of the dash. Finally, there is red embroidery on the front of the headrests and a pretty gnarly looking roll cage behind the front seats. Not too shabby, if I do say so myself. But, let’s talk more about what else we can expect.

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Porsche 911 GT2 RS is at Goodwood and Ready to Make its Debut

Porsche 911 GT2 RS is at Goodwood and Ready to Make its Debut

Maybe Porsche will acknowledge it, since the one at E3 was just a figment of our imagination

Ever since Porsche discontinued the 911 GT2 RS back in 2012, we’ve been waiting for a replacement. Then, all of the sudden, Porsche blew our minds by unveiling the car at this year’s Xbox E3 event as part of the Forza 7 presentation. It wasn’t the first time Porsche has done such a thing – if you remember back, the Cayman GT4 was also unveiled with Real Racing 3. But, despite the car being on the stage and being showcased within in-game footage of Forza 7 (it was even rocking a Forza plate on the front fascia,) Porsche decided to act like the car didn’t exist. This held true even after rumors began to circulate that the car was already sold out, but now we know why – Porsche was trying to save some hype for a full debut that takes place this Saturday at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

As of now, we know almost nothing about the 911 GT2 RS, outside of what it looks like and a few rumors that have been circulating in regard to its performance. It obviously takes cues from the 911.2-gen update as well as some styling from the GT3 RS. Arguably the best 911 ever built, the GT2 RS is currently sitting at Porsche’s stand with a cover draped over as shown in an Instagram post by race car driver, Leg Keen. Of course, we already have a damn good idea of what the car looks like, but considering Porsche is being so tight-lipped about it, and pretending it didn’t really exist, there could be something fresh lurking under that cover we haven’t seen yet. In light of its upcoming debut, let’s talk a little more about what we can expect.

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Video: Porsche 911/991 Aero Kit at Goodwood

Video: Porsche 911/991 Aero Kit at Goodwood

At the recently concluded Goodwood Festival of Speed, the Porsche Exclusive department unveiled an updated version of the new generation 911 which included a two-part rear spoiler with either the duck-bill style lip and the wing on top, a new front splitter, and new anthracite wheels. Under the hood, the output was increased from the standard 400 HP up to 430 HP. This improved version will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 4 seconds and up to a top speed of 190 mph.

Lucky for us, Youtube user Shmee150 was out in full force at Goodwood and managed to shoot a cool video of the new Porsche Exclusive 911 Carrera S firing up the hill climb. Don’t forget to turn up your volume if you want to enjoy this amazing engine sound!

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