The 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed was the venue for the first public reveal of the much anticipated collaboration between Singer Vehicle Design and Williams Advanced Engineering. The ‘Design and Lightweight Study’ - DLS - brings together key design and performance elements from 2 years of development, resulting in the most advanced air-cooled 911 to date.
Held at Goodwood House, in West Sussex - the Festival of Speed attracts collectors, manufacturers, drivers and enthusiasts; with vehicles from all disciplines and eras of racing, including many concepts and limited-run cars, many of which make their first public debut at the show.
Two vehicles where displayed at this years festival, with one of the cars taking to the hill to, adorned with graphics signifying the 70th anniversary of Porsche.
The Californian firm has gained notoriety over the past few years with backdated air-cooled 911s, taking the 964 platform and introducing modern elements. Now, together with the Williams Advanced Engineering, the development of this platform has been taken even further.
Renderings released earlier in the year, followed by a host of videos and images, showed various elements of the car in development. One of the most notably areas of development is the engine - with help from engineers experienced in both F1 and the Porsche brand, the 4.0 litre air-cooled engine uses many lightweight and low-friction internal end external components, allowing the capabilities of the air-cooled flat six to be brought to that of modern machinery. The rev limit of the car is now 9000rpm, produce 500bhp - equivalent to that of the latest Porsche 991.2 GT3 road car.
This philosophy is carried throughout the car, with extensive use of lightweight materials such as carbon fibre, titanium and magnesium. Body panels have undergone further development, integrating classic aesthetic features found in early 911 race cars, but with enhanced aerodynamic and lightweight capabilities.
EXE-TC are proud to announce our involvement with this fantastic project. We have developed a damping system that is truly unique, and bespoke to this run of vehicles.
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In the week leading up to the festival, Top Gear magazine took a closer look at the white car displayed on the booth at the festival.
Other EXE-TC equipped vehicles where also on display, that being two Tuthill-built cars – The EASR-winning rally car from 2017 – piloted by Ryan Champion, and a very special 1965 911 2 Litre circuit car – as used in the 2 Litre cup by PeterAuto, with 2018 being the inaugural season