RUF has produced some of the world’s finest modified Porsche variants for as long as we can remember. Their newest rendition was on display at the Geneva Motor Show and showed just how proficient RUF has become with modifying Porsches to perfection. The RUF Rt 12 R is based on the 911 Turbo, but instead of the factory 500-hp and 516 ft-lbs of torque, RUF takes it to new heights with 730-hp and 693 ft-lbs of torque.
RUF doesn’t just focus on the performance of the 911 Turbo however, the Rt 12 R has also been overhauled with carbon fiber fenders, hood, luggage cover, seats and optional roof. To further shed some unwanted pounds, the side and rear windows have been swapped in with plastic counterparts to the factory glass. RUF has already claimed an impressive 230-mph top speed in the Rt 12 R.
Located on all four corners are lightweight, forged aluminum center-locking wheels sporting a staggered 19-inch setup.
Official press release available after the break.
GALLERY: RUF Rt 12 R
The Rt 12 family has grown.
RUF presented at the Geneva Motor Show 2011 (03 – 13 March), the brand new Rt 12 R. The twin-turbo boxer engine with 3.8 liter engine provides 537 kW (730 hp) with maximum torque of 940 Nm. Power is transmitted via a six-speed manual transmission, four-wheel drive provides maximum driving dynamics. The weight-optimized R, with details of the racing, is ideal for racing. The suspension is adjustable.
Pricing isn’t for the everyday consumer though, RUF is offering the Rt 12 R for an astonishing $390,990, similar to Lexus’ LFA pricing.
Coupé body Carbon rear spoiler Lightweight front mudguard with carbon Carbon bonnet Carbon-roof option Lightweight aluminum doors with door panels Rear and side windows made of plastic Carbon bucket seats In the headliner integrated roll cage with cross brace (IRC) Ceramic brakes, front disc diameter 380 mm, rear 350 mm Forged aluminum wheels with central locking, front 9J x 19, Rear 12J x 19 Michelin Pilot Sport Cup, front 245/35 ZR 19, rear 325/30 ZR 19
Six-cylinder bi-turbo boxer engine Capacity 3.8 l Power 537 kW (730 hp) at 7,000 rpm Maximum torque 940 Nm at 3,500 rpm Six-speed manual transmission Four-wheel drive (rear wheel drive optional) Maximum speed of 370 km / h Kerb weight DIN 1495 kg
Price: 279,000.00 € (plus VAT)