Singer sends its DLS mule to the GP Ice Race in Austria
Visitors of the revived GP Ice Race at Zell am See, home of the Porsche family’s farm in Austria, will have not one, but two Singer spectacles to enjoy.
With Singer’s “Mule 2,” attendees of the race will hear the California company’s naturally-aspirated DLS engine at high revs as the car dances across the ice in a low-friction demonstration drive. Designed by Williams Advanced Engineering in England, the 4.0-liter air-cooled flat-six in Singer’s Dynamic Lightweight Study (DLS) comes with four valves per cylinder and a cool 500 horsepower under the feet of development driver and ice-driving specialist Richard Tuthill.
Singer’s DLS tech is limited to 75 Porsche 911 restorations, and as we get closer to the reveal of the first customer commission with said engine, team Singer has been busy perfecting its technology all over the world, including in Sweden with ABS/ESP supplier Bosch and testing chief Marino Franchitti.
It’s been over 18 months since Singer secured its TÜV approval in Germany, which allows its modified 911s (and carefully tuned engines) to be registered in the European Union. The Californian company says that all of its left- or right-hand-drive coupé and targa projects are on the road in more than 30 countries already. To demonstrate what has changed since the first U.S.-market coupés were completed a decade ago, there will be the static premiere of a German-registered Porsche 911 Reimagined by Singer (a blue car known as the “Wiesbaden” commission) also on view at the Ferry Porsche Congress Center in Zell.
Ahead of the race, take a look at Singer’s fantastic DLS prototype and try to visualize 75 different variants of what will (probably) be the most expensive Porsche 964-based creations, at least for the time being.