Alois Ruf is a special kind of man. He has the ability to take a perfectly good German sports car, tear it apart, build it back up and then sell it with his name on it. His latest creation is the RUF Rt 12 S. By making the Porsche 911 better in every respect, this super tuned rear engine sports car becomes a true super car competitor. The twin turbocharged flat six has been massaged to make 685 HP and 650 lb-ft of torque. Standard equipment for the Rt 12 is roll cage integrated into the ceiling and wrapped with the same fabric as the interior. Not only is the an added safety device, but a machine with this much additional power requires further reinforcement to the chassis, something the luxury jungle gym provides.
The Ruf receives a few function exterior touches like the carbon rear wing and larger air ducts complimented by the widened rear fenders. The Rt 12 also gets the side mirrors from the RUF CTR 3. The Ruf rides on the signature five spoke forged 19 inch light weight alloy wheels with a high performance ceramic brake system underneath. This feature is very convenient when traveling at the 224 MPH top speed.
The Ruf Rt 12 S is also available with convenience features like a 50 mm hydraulic lift for the front axle to tackle any parking ramp that might stand in your way. However this much Porsche comes at a price, the Rt 12 S is available in either rear or four wheel drive versions and cost about $350,000.
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The new dimension of driving pleasure is the RUF Rt 12 S. This high performance sports car connects high end performance with complete road capability.The refined biturbo boxer engine with 504 kW (685 hp) develops a maximal torque of 880 Nm and even satisfies highest demands. The roll cage which is integrated in the ceiling has been developed by RUF and belongs to the standard equipment of the Rt 12 S.The new RUF sets a new course with the dynamic design of the front with separate LED alternative lamps for the position light and the turn signals.
A discreet carbon rear spoiler with tearing edge, air ducts which are harmonically integrated in the widened rear fenders and exterior mirrors from the RUF CTR 3 complete the appearance of the Rt 12 S.The RUF has forged 19 inch light alloy wheels in the front and in the rear. Behind you can see the ceramic brake discs of this high performance brake system. The chassis and the aerodynamics are tuned to a maximum speed of 360 km/h.Optionally we can deliver a height adjustable front axle which hydraulically offers 50 millimetres more chassis clearance by pushing a button for passing basement garages and higher curbs easily.The interior is constructed for a RUF known functionality.
Extremely contoured bucket seats or comfortable sport seats and a steering wheel with maximum grip offer the right ergonomics for fatigue-proof driving. Applications in varnish, aluminium or carbon are possible and offer the client an individual scope of design.
The RUF Rt 12 S coupé can optionally be delivered with rear drive or four-wheel drive and costs 255,900.00 Euro (plus VAT).