Singer’s jaw-dropping Dynamics & Lightweighting Turbo project revealed

Published: Yesterday 16:00

► Singer DLS Turbo Study in pictures
► Road and track specifications revealed
► Inspired by the Porsche 934/5 racer

Singer Vehicle Design has revealed its latest, utterly stunning, restoration project: the Dynamics & Lightweighting Turbo study.

The new restoration project effectively blends the unhinged naturally aspirated DLS cars with the more recent Turbo Study into one truly eye-popping concoction. The new DLS Turbo is now an option for those looking to restomod their 964-generation 911.

It looks absolutely outrageous!

Another truly wild project from the team. Founder and executive chairman, Rob Dickinson, says he was inspired by seeing the 934/5 on video as a kid: ‘I was 12 when my father’s friend showed us his Super 8 film of the 1977 Watkins Glen 6 Hours. I can still remember the shock and realisation that this was the other life of the 911 – the racing car.’

There are two specifications, this time: Road (pictured in ‘Moet Blanc’) and Track (pictured in ‘Blood Orange’). Regardless of which specification you choose, the bodywork is made of carbonfibre and has undergone serious aerodynamic testing.

Every DLS Turbo model includes a central front intake as well as monstrous rear wheelarches with their own intake and NACA ducts to help keep the brakes and whopping turbocharger cool. The Road model features a suitably retro ducktail rear spoiler, while the Track model benefits from a double-decker wing (with an adjustable upper deck) and a larger splitter at the front. You can, of course, ask for your DLS Turbo to be available in both specifications, as the panels can be switched out.

Inside, it’s a similarly bespoke deal. There are elements of the DLS study’s lightweight materials used, as well as some of the design elements from the Turbo study. Bucket seats are standard.

Are there any specs for the DLS Turbo?

The DLS Turbo uses an evolved, turbocharged version of the engine used in the Dynamics and Lightweighting Study cars. It’s a 3.8-litre 24-valve flat-six complete with two turbochargers with electronic wastegates and air-to-water intercooling. The team say the engine is good for more than 700bhp, and the engine revs to more than 9000rpm. All of that power is sent to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox.

In terms of other bits of kit to handle that glut of boosty and shrieking horsepower, DLS Turbo cars feature track-focused suspension with bespoke, remotely-adjustable dampers. Carbon ceramic brakes are standard, as are 19/20-inch front/rear wheels made from magnesium. Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 or Cup 2R tyres are available.

By Jake Groves

CAR's deputy news editor, gamer, serial Lego-ist, lover of hot hatches