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Singer dynamic and lightweight study

The project brief

The brief

In August 2017, Singer client and Porsche enthusiast Scott Blattner, requested light-weighting and high-performance enhancements for his 1990 Porsche 964. WAE supported development of the vehicle styling, balanced aerodynamic performance, and cooling system requirements to ‘reimagine’ classic Porsche 911s. Lightweight materials, including titanium, magnesium and carbon fibre were extensively used to reduce component mass and vehicle weight, while a newly tuned air-cooled engine was developed by Williams to output over 500hp

The work

  • Design of a new carbon fibre rear engine cover, with aerodynamically optimised integrated ‘ducktail’ spoiler design
  • Creation of a STAR-CCM+ CFD model, using exterior surface data supplied by Singer, for aero/thermo analysis & optimisation
  • Design optimisation loop to cool down critical areas
  • CFD analysis to characterise the actual air flow in the engine bay and identify any critical areas

The outcome

Increase in vehicle performance through aerodynamic gains

Increase in engine’s cooling through optimisation of vehicle’s cooling

Retention of classic Porsche 911 handling characteristics

Improved lap time and drivability with aerodynamic stability

Key Statistics

Flat 6 Cylinder

500 bhp @ 9000 rpm

< 1050kg

0-60mph in xx  seconds

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