Geneva: Porsche 911 to get more bite as Ruf automobiles jumps aboard (Photos)
Ruf automobiles are specialists that restore, rebuild and refine classics. When it comes to chassis and body development there’s not many that can match standards of the German automobile manufacturer. It’s least surprising why Porsche is associated with Ruf automobiles for such a long time.
Now, Ruf automobiles is all set to partner with Porsche to improve the braking, handling and power of the new 911. On display at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show are two stunning Porsche 991 showcasing Ruf’s technology, the aesthetic RT 35, and the flawless RGT 8. The RT 35 is a celebration of Ruf’s 35 years of association with Porsche.
Equipped with a dual clutch 7-speed gearbox, the Carrera S delivers a shocking 621 horsepower and produces 608 pound feet torque. The RG8 has a 4.5 liter V8. The car delivers 543 hp and produces 368lb pound feet torque. The RUF CTR 3 Clubsport package takes styling cues to a whole new level.
RUF at the Automobilsalon in Geneva 2012
RUF is proud to introduce its newest model, the RXL. An extended wheelbase version of the Porsche Panamera sedan, the RXL, features the iconic RUF 5-spoke, 22 inch alloy wheels and engine performance upgrades. As befitting any extended wheelbase luxury sedan, the RXL features extensive interior luxury upgrades to suit the client’s tastes.
RUF will be presenting the new CTR 3 Clubsport. This new version of the CTR 3, the Clubsport model features significant styling enhancements in Carbon-Fibre over the current CTR 3.
The partially assembled CTR 3 on display allows you to view the technical innovations and engineering expertise that confirms the CTR 3’s “DNA” as uniquely RUF.
With the introduction of the Porsche 991 platform, all RUF models based on the 911 will be built on the new platform and will carry over all Porsche 997 based enhancements and concepts.
In tribute to RUF’s 35 years of history and success with Turbo engines, RUF introduces the Rt 35 Anniversary. An original 1977 RUF Turbo 3.3 will be on display to illustrate the origins of RUF’s history and success with turbocharged engines.
The Coupé, with RUF styling cues of that era, has an upgraded engine that was mated to a RUF 5?speed transmission. When combined they created unparalleled performance and maximum driving confidence.
The new generation RGT 8, based on the Porsche 991, with its RUF V8, will also be on display at Geneva.
RUF CTR 3 Clubsport
The styling of the CTR 3 evokes the mid-engine Le Mans Coupes of the 1950s. The new Clubsport package further plays on the classic 1950s styling cues with the addition of Carbon-Fibre enhancements to the fenders, door sills, rear deck lid and the roof mounted air-duct. The Clubsport package also features a functional rigid rear spoiler.
The partially assembled CTR 3 allows you to view this car’s technical innovation.
The CTR 3’s extraordinary performance make it RUF’s flagship model.
Technical Data CTR 3
Power at 750ps /552kW @ 7100
Torque at 960 Nm @ 4000 1/min
Displacement: 3746 cm³
Transmission: 6-speed sequential
Top Speed: 370 km/h
Urban: 20 l/100 km
Non-urban: 9,9 l/100 km
Combined: 13,5 l/100 km
CO2 emissions: 311g/km
RUF Rt 35 Anniversary
The Rt 35 Anniversary is based on the Porsche 991. Its Turbo power-train is offered only in rear wheel drive. The engine produces 630 hp and is available with the PDK transmission ensuring outstanding performance and driver comfort. The name is derived from RUF’s 35 year history and expertise with turbo-charged engines.
Displayed beside the Rt 35 Anniversary is the 1977 RUF Turbo 3.3. The 3.3 litre engine produced 303 hp and was mated to RUF’s own 5?speed transmission. This specific car was the original one tested by the German car magazine, Auto Motor and Sport. This car was bought back and restored by RUF Automobile.
Technical Data Rt 35 Anniversary
Power at 630ps/464kW @ 6500
Torque at825 Nm @ 3000 1/min
Displacement: 3800 cm³
Transmission: Double clutch gearbox
Top Speed: 330 km/h
Urban: 16,7 l/100 km
Non-urban: 8,2 l/100 km
Combined: 11,5 l/100 km
CO2 emissions: 268 g/km
RUF RGT 8
The RGT 8, first introduced here at Geneva in 2010, is now available based on the new Porsche 991 platform. The RGT 8 features the “all RUF”, naturally aspirated V8 that produces 550 hp. The flexibility of the V8 engine delivers extraordinary performance and a sound track that only a high?revving, flat?crank V8 can produce.
The V8 engine was inspired by racing technology and features hemispherically arranged valves, 180 degree “flat” crankshaft, dry sump lubrication and direct drive ancillaries eliminating all drive belts. The RGT 8 is available with only a six-speed manual transmission powering the rear wheels.
Technical Data RGT 8
Power at 550ps/405kW @ 8500
Torque at 500 Nm @ 4000 1/min
Displacement: 4499 cm³
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Top Speed: 318 km/h
Urban: 19,7 l/100 km
Non-urban: 9,8 l/100 km
Combined: 12,9 l/100 km
CO2 emissions: 298 g/km