The Interior of The Singer Williams DLS Porsche
The DLS started life as your average 1990 Porsche 964-generation 911. The project was commissioned by a Singer client who asked the company for something that’s not only wickedly fast, but also a car that would take lightweighting more seriously than anything Singer has ever built. For that, Singer leaned on its technical partner in the United Kingdom, Williams Advanced Engineering — part of the Formula 1 group.
This car has a 4.0-liter naturally aspirated flat six done up by Williams so it’s good for 500 horsepower at a howling 9,000 RPM. The motor boasts lightweight throttle bodies with supposedly F1-inspired upper and lower injectors, a unique oil lubrication system and it has dual overhead cams and four valves per cylinder. They moved it forward for better weight distribution too.
Recaro seats, Brembo brakes, Momo steering wheel. The ABS and traction control systems have been designed by Bosch and the tires are custom-sized Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2s.
The entire exterior is carbon fiber with every body panel unique to this car. The 964’s original shape was reassessed through computer modeling for max aerodynamics—including that iconic rear ducktail spoiler.
The interior is absolutely stunning. Carbon fiber and weight reduction everywhere. They even punched a damn hole in the gear knob!
Singer hasn’t officially stated how much the DLS set the client back, but according to someone who spoke with Singer’s Rob Dickinson, the DLS costs north of $1.8 million, and while that’s a lot, that’s the actual price of what the engineering and parts cost, no markup.