Singer Porsches Steal the Spotlight at Monterey Car Week
Rennlist brings you the North American debut of the Singer Porsche 911 DLS at Monterey Car Week.
The crew at Rennlist is out and about in Monterey, California, for the 2018 edition of Monterey Car Week, bringing you all of the most awesome Porsches, Singers, RUFs, and other assorted rear-engined German goodness to your screen of choice.
Our first stop takes us to The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, where Singer Vehicle Design brought over its latest and greatest with the North American debut of the Singer Porsche 911 DLS.
Having made its world debut at the silver anniversary of the Goodwood Festival of Speed earlier this summer, the 911 DLS (Dynamics and Lightweighting Study) exchanges its red livery for a lovely white with gold Porsche lettering on the doors and duck-tailed rear bonnet. Under that bonnet, of course, is a 4.0-liter, naturally aspirated flat-six developed by Williams Advanced Engineering and consultant Hans Mezger. The boxer punches hard with 500 horses charging out of the gate through the rear pair of BBS forged mags wrapped in bespoke Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2s.
And all that power will cause this 911 DLS to sing to the heavens. The car uses tons of carbon fiber to help achieve a weight of 2,182 pounds, from the custom Recaro seats and Momo steering wheel, to the body itself. Even the AC and heating system is lightened to help this engineering wonder float like a feather. But worry not about the 911 DLS flying down the highway without wings, for the advanced aero includes a roof-channel and roof/rear spoiler to help the diffuser and duck tail keep the car firmly planted to the tarmac.
The 911 DLS is quite the masterpiece from Singer, serving as one of a few milestones achieved by the company in 2018. As founder Rob Dickinson told CarBuzz a while back, Singer is also celebrating its 10th year of business, and the delivery of its 100th commissioned 964 911. Not a bad way to celebrate making amazing 911s, indeed.
Photos for Rennlist by Nolan Browning