Rob Dickinson, former musician and genius behind Singer Vehicle Design, is walking toward me in an enormous, empty warehouse, lighting a cigarette. He’s wearing khaki shorts and cap, a wrinkled white t-shirt, and dog-eared trainers. He stretches out his right hand, we exchange pleasantries then it’s straight to it, discussing the car that’s been obsessing over for the last four years, and the passion just starts flowing out of him.
We’ve managed to intercept both Rob, and the first example of his most ambitious project to date, on their way to Goodwood. The car you’re currently gawping at is the product of a collaboration with Williams Advanced Engineering to develop the ultimate, no-expense-spared, air-cooled 911—the snappily-named Dynamics and Lighweighting Study.
Renderings were released months ago, but this is the first time anyone outside the company has seen the finished product. Rob himself only clapped eyes on it two days ago at Williams’ facility in Oxforshire, where no more than 75 examples will be reimagined.