Though the modern Porsche 911 has retained much of the same style as the original, there's still something about a classic Carrera that attracts a certain breed of enthusiast. That's what led to the creation of the Singer 911, and what has apparently motivated a German tuning outfit called DP Motorsport to retrofit a 1973 model to lightweight specification.

The modifications start with a complete carbon fiber rebody. The front and rear bumpers, hood, fenders, doors and whale tail have all been replaced with the lightweight weave, while the windows and lamp covers have all been ditched in favor of lighter-weight replacements. The result is a 870-kilogram (1,918-pound) curb weight instead of 1,080 to 1,335 kg (2,380-2,943 lbs) stock. But that's only half of the less weight, more power ratio equation.

DP Motorsport has also fitted a 3.6-liter flat-six with 310 horsepower, enhanced by a new carburetor and filters, fitted to a G-50 gearbox and limited-slip differential. It rides on 16-inch Fuchs wheels on a coilover suspension with adjustable stabilizers, and they've fitted the brakes from a 964. The interior has likewise been lightened, fitted with bucket seats and swathed in grippy black Alcantara.

In short, the DP 911 is like the air-cooled original, only more so. Check it out in the high-res image gallery and the press release after the jump.
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CONSISTENT LIGHTWEIGHT IN WHITE

The dp Motorsport company located in Overath-Immekeppel whose story of success began in 1973 has transformed a Porsche 911 originating from the same year into a lightweight by consistently employing the noble carbon material.

The rear-engined 911 in white featuring a 3.6 litre Boxer engine impresses with a dp11 RS 2011 bodykit manufactured from carbon, including front bumper and hood, fenders, lightweight doors, rear fender flares, rear bumper and rear spoiler. Alongside the green heated windscreen, a set of green-toned Plexiglas windows, as well as lightweight lamp lenses, were installed for the sake of weight saving. Reduced-weight tail light lamp holders, as well as air conditioner cover and underride protection from carbon, help chop the weight down to the desired figure. The carbon roof panel has been manufactured using the sandwich vacuum technique, and both hoods are equipped with quick release fasteners.

The capacity of 228 kW or 310 HP, a 50-mm PMO carburetor with open air filters, a programmable advance curve double fuse combined with a G-50 Gearbox and limited slip differential are the decisive engine/transmission characteristics. Wheels size 9' x 15' and 13' x 15' by Fuchs coupled with 225/50-15 and 345/35-15 tires represent an adequate link between the vehicle and the road. Apart from the dp coilovers, adjustable stabilizers, as well as head bearing, the spring plates and rear-axle independent arms with Uniball bushings are definitely worth a mention. A braking system originating from a 964 model and adjusted for the 911-G-Modell provides appropriate deceleration.

As for the interior, the dp 935 bucket seats, the light carbon dashboard, a special knee bar set and the raised central tunnel catch the eye at first glance. In contrast to the body colour, the interior is dominated by black Alcantra. A welded safety cage, a varnished sports steering wheel with Porsche horn button, a lid instead of the clock and a carbon underbody are impossible to overlook. Finally, such specials are featured as a dp Clubsporttank with the capacity of 70 litres, a 25-amp gel battery starter, a smaller windshield cleaning liquid tank, light electric interior airing system, a middle oil cooler with front hood ventilation, as well as – how could it have been otherwise? – a brake cooling housing made of carbon.

All these modifications ultimately result in bringing the unladen weight of this 911 down to 870 kg (without fuel), the series standard being 1,080 to 1,335 kg depending on the type and equipment. It is carbon we owe such consistent weight reduction to.

Photos: Jordi Miranda

For further information on this vehicle and for consulting on all other tuning-related issues please contact:

dp motorsport
e. zimmermann GmbH
Zum Alten Wasserwerk 1
51491 Overath - Immekeppel
Germany
Telephone: 02204-71067
Telefax: 02204-71069
Email: info@federleichte-elfer.de
Web: www.federleichte-elfer.de


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      larshafner
      • 3 Years Ago
      old 911s = epic!
      Krishan Mistry
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow. Even with a paltry 310hp carburated engine, it has less lb/hp than a new 911 Turbo. 6.2 vs 7. Impressive weight right there. Now, if someone can put a GT2RS engine, gearbox, and slick tires and keep the weight the same, Mmmmmm.
      FriskyDingo
      • 3 Years Ago
      Definitely some top-notch engineering and craftsmanship here, but holy hell, that car needs to be ANY other color. Or at least some contrasting script or wheels. Something. It looks painfully clinical.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @FriskyDingo
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          FriskyDingo
          • 3 Years Ago
          Primer gray would be sweet, so long as it still had some contrast. And was paint, of course.
      sparrk
      • 3 Years Ago
      i want to hear this thing in action.
      montegod7ss
      • 3 Years Ago
      Would love to see that, not with a turbo boxer as some have said below, but a GT3 RS 4.0 engine instead. Very light weight car with a high strung NA engine is just more fun than a heavier more powerful car.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      FriskyDingo
      • 3 Years Ago
      Also, I'd MUCH rather have a Singer 911. He knows how to do these classic ass-engined Nazi slot cars.
        FriskyDingo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @FriskyDingo
        I see noone in here has a sense of humor.
          50merc
          • 3 Years Ago
          @FriskyDingo
          Hahahahaa I'm Mexican and I laughed my ass off!!!!! I still wish Germany would have never brought their damn accordion over ..... I hate ompa loompa music.
      lorenzo
      • 3 Years Ago
      looks a little lumpy - they could have at least taken the rain gutters off....
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        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        It helps to read the article... "The result is a 870-kilogram (1,918-pound) curb weight instead of 1,080 to 1,335 kg (2,380-2,943 lbs) stock."
      breakfastburrito
      • 3 Years Ago
      somebody got tired of Rauh Welt Begriff having all the fun... Looks like, well, an RWB car. good job.
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @breakfastburrito
        An RWB car has a bit more done to its aero. This is more along the line of a Ruf Yellow Bird. This: http://image.eurotuner.com/f/30781885/eurp_1011_08_o+rauh_welt_begriff_porsches+930_porsche.jpg Looks nothing like this 911. Plus, DP Motorsport took a 1973 911, instead of the 930s that Rauh Welt uses.
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