As with Monterey Car Week earlier than it, the Goodwood Festival of Speed is turning into an unofficial auto present internet hosting debuts on the exceptionally unique and costly aspect of the market. We noticed renderings of Singer Vehicle Design’s new Porsche 911 Turbo Study earlier this month, and now the four-day carfest on Lord Richmond’s grounds get us means too few footage of the actual factor. Finished in a distinct buyer specification than the mannequin within the renderings, we’re unsure whether or not we would slightly have the entire automobile or simply the engine.
Assuming we went with the automobile, that may imply Wolf Blue carbon fiber bodywork within the fashion of the classic 930 however constructed on Singer’s most well-liked 964-series 911 chassis. It’s powered by a museum-worthy 3.8-liter twin-turbo flat-six with 510 horsepower. The authentic widowmaker’s 3.3-liter single-turbo flat-six maxed out at 282 horsepower within the U.S., 325 hp in Europe. A six-speed guide sends energy to the rear axle via a “touring-optimized suspension.” We’re unsure how a lot the proprietor have a tendency to merely tour, however a cabin dolled up in Sand upholstery and Black Forest wooden accents might be a stellar pod for passing the day at elevated velocities.
Two different Porsches come from two different Singer construct philosophies: The Sebring Commission as half of the Dynamics & Lightweighting Study (DLS) household labored up with Williams Advanced Engineering; and the Indy Commission for ex-Indy Car driver Dario Franchitti, half of the Classic Study household.
The Sebring Commission sings the praises of the 718 RS 60 Spyder that Hans Hermann and Olivier Gendebien drove to Porsche’s first total victory on the 12 Hours of Sebring in 1960. The outdoors goes with basic understatement in RS60 Silver, the inside goes for traditional outrage in Candy Apple Red. Although nowhere close to as gentle as that authentic roadster, a four-liter flat-six that may climb to 9,000 rpm pushes this one together with 500 horsepower despatched via a light-weight six-speed transmission with a magnesium housing. There’s extra weight misplaced within the magnesium center-lock wheels and Brembo CCM-R carbon ceramic brakes.
Franchitti’s reimagined Porsche sports activities carbon fiber bodywork in Dixon Bronze, a 4.0-liter flat-six of unknown energy, and solid aluminum wheels within the Fuchs custom. The inside’s been trimmed in one thing known as “Shug” with cream stitching, in addition to carbon fiber monitor seats.
Anyone strolling Goodwood this weekend can try the Turbo on the Singer stand in entrance of the Stable Yard, whereas the Sebring and Indy commissions make their contributions to the Supercar Paddock.