Over the years, we've learned that Singer doesn't skimp when it comes to restoring and reimagining the Porsche 911. The air-cooled 964 is already a coveted generation within the 911 family; Singer's latest project fuses that with the racing legacy of the Porsche 934/5 race car of the 1970s. The result is called the Dynamics & Lightweighting Study - Turbo. We simply call it incredible.
Before perusing the details of this new Singer masterpiece, we need to take a short trip back to the 1970s. Porsche was racing with its new 911 Turbo, taking the form of the 934 and 935 for FIA competition. In 1977, a hybrid of these two racing 911s called the 934/5 was created for IMSA. It was so badass that IMSA banned it pretty much immediately, so Porsche stepped over to SCCA competition and the 934/5 won almost every race it entered. It also got Porsche the 1977 SCCA Trans Am championship.
The cars evoke the 934/5's bold styling. New carbon fibre bodywork includes the wide wings/fenders, big rear intakes, NACA ducts, and the big spoiler which is adjustable for legit track use. A massive splitter further enhances aero bite for track use, and Singer actually refers to this configuration as the track-focused version. It's the orange 911 featured here in the photos, and it clearly draws inspiration from the 935 portion of the 934/5.
For customers seeking something a bit less aggressive, Singer offers a road-focused version (shown below in gold, or specifically, Moet Blanc) that nixes the adjustable wing for a classic ducktail spoiler at the back, and a relaxed splitter at the front. And for those who cannot decide which version to choose, Singer will build a single 964 that can accommodate both styles. Drive the ducktail through the week, swap over the adjustable wing, and party hard on the weekend. We're cool with that.
Whether you opt for wild or wilder styling, all versions get ceramic brakes behind staggered centrelock wheels (19 inchers in front, 20s at the rear) wearing Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R tyres. Under the wing is a built 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged six-pot with air-to-water intercooling, capable of making over 700 bhp and spinning past 9,000 RPM. A six-speed manual gearbox sends that power to just the rear wheels, and an upgraded suspension with bespoke dampers helps keep the power under control.
Gallery: Porsche 911 964 Dynamics & Lightweighting Study By Singer
And since this is Singer we're talking about, the process actually begins with a complete teardown of the 964 donor car. For those unfamiliar with Porsche 911 generations, the 964 was produced from 1989 through 1994 and Singer's restoration process includes strengthening the chassis in preparation for the upgrades to come.
"The results of turbocharging our advanced 4-valve, high-revving DLS engine have been quite spectacular, and combining it with all we have learned about lightweighting and vehicle dynamics has provided the perfect canvas to honour the Type 934/5 and its vital role in the genesis of the 911 as a racing car," said Rob Dickinson, executive chairman and founder of Singer Group.
Each Dynamics & Lightweighting Study 911 is built per owner specifications and can vary considerably from example to example, so pricing isn't available. However, if you want to see one in person, Singer will showcase its latest 911 project at the 2023 Goodwood Festival of Speed and in California during Monterey Car Week.