Porsche 911 from 1989 is 500hp lightweight

By JAY WONG | 16 July 2018

LONDON: Singer Vehicle Design, together with its partners, has put their restorative touch upon a Porsche 911 that saw life in 1989 and made it lighter, sturdier and obviously more powerful.

With the help of Williams Advanced Engineering, Scott Blattner's car was transformed into what's seen here in Parallax White with Norfolk Yellow interior.

The car saw extensive changes with its surfaces re-assessed through computational fluid dynamics analysis, but first it was stripped to its bare chassis for strengthening.

It then underwent mass relocation for better front-rear weight distribution where the engine was moved slightly forward and certain components moved into the front trunk area.

Carbon fibre has replaced the body panels as well as the Recaro sports seats, Momo steering wheel, drilled titanium pedals and instrument panel with integrated shift-lights.

The front oil-cooler intake and venting as well as a new front splitter have been redesigned to take care of front axle lift.

Porsche 911 (1989) - 02 Reimagined by Singer Vehicle Design
The roof now sports a channel and works together with a roof/rear window spoiler, rear diffuser and an optimised rear duck-tail for greater rear axle down force.

The lightweight suspension with remote adjustment uses a front multi-link double-wishbone and rear aluminium trailing arm with an integral brake cooling setup.

The 4.0-litre naturally-aspirated air-cooled flat-six engine, producing 500hp at 9,000rpm now uses titanium valves as well as magnesium and other materials to keep the mass low.

This includes lightweight throttle bodies with F1-inspired upper and lower injectors as well as an optimised oiling system for better lubrication and cooling purposes.

A custom Hewland six-speed manual gearbox with magnesium casings, hollow shafts, motorsport-style tripod joints, centre-lock wheel carriers and modern materials help send power to the rear wheels.

The 18-inch forged BBS Motorsport magnesium wheels with aluminium and titanium centre-lock mechanism wear custom front 245/35 and rear 295/30 Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2.

Stopping power comes from carbon ceramic lightweight discs paired with lightweight monobloc calipers and both are good for road and track use.

Custom anti-lock braking system and electronic stability control systems have been custom-calibrated by Bosch as well as the selectable driving modes that include the option of disengaging other stability systems.

Porsche 911 (1989) - 03 Reimagined by Singer Vehicle Design