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Ruf RGT-8 based on the 2012 Porsche 911 (991)

The latest RGT-8 from Ruf is based on the 991 generation of the Porsche 911. The company founded by the late Alois Ruf has an expert engineering staff and a business prowess that had has made it even more popular. This latest RGT-8 continues to substitute a 4.5-liter V-8 for the Porsche’s standard flat-six.

This is the same treatment applied by the 997-gen 911 to the RGT-8. Ruf is known for its tidy installations that are also designed well. The 991 911 has an enviable output, using naturally aspirated sixes that deliver up to 400 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque. The Ruf V-8 raises its power to 543 hp at 8500 rpm and 369 lb-ft at 4000 rpm.

Its engine is a Ruf design and is exclusively built for the Bavaria-based firm. Its 32-valve design has an aluminum block and aluminum heads, integrating DOHC, a flat crank, and dry-sump lubrication.

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RUF upgrades the CTR 3 based on Porsche Cayman

The tuning experts of RUF created a package for the Porsche Cayman model that brings it to an entirely different level. Dubbed as the CTR 3, this package consists of a recently developed body that is built entirely of Kevlar-carbon composite. RUF didn’t base this package on any mid-engine concept.

The customer can ask for the interior to be designed according to his or her taste, ranging from having a functional lightweight finish to a sporty luxury finish combined with Alcantara leather.

In addition, the interior features the aluminum gearshift lever for the sequential shift transmission as the central unit. Notably, the speedometer of the CTR 3 is graded up to 260 mph (420 km/h).

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RUF Roadster: official details, photos, specs and price

RUF, the well-known German tuning firm specialized in Porsche vehicles, revealed today the RUF Roadster, a modern interpretation of the legendary 1967 Porsche 911 Targa. The car was fitted with an integrated roll cage which combines the safety of a Coupé with the fresh air feeling of a convertible.

Furthermore, the 1967 Porsche 911 Targa was offered with a centre piece of the roof that could be removed and folded. The new car from RUF features the same specification as the old car did and also comes with a flexible plastic rear window that can be folded, just like the 911 Targa.

As expected, the new car is aerodynamically optimized, while the lower rear window and two extremely light, removable roof pieces are made using carbon fiber.

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eRUF a.k.a. the electric RUF Porsche 911 powered by UQM propulsion system

It was announced today by UQM Technologies, INC., a developer of alternate energy technologies, that the recently released eRUF all-electric sports car is powered by a UQM Power Phase 150 electric propulsion system.

The eRUF electric-powered sports car was developed by RUF Automobile GmbH, a well-known producer of high-performance cars and maker of the celebrated CTR-series of sports cars.

eRUF Model A can accelerate from 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in less than seven seconds and has a speed ceiling of 225 km/h (140 mph).

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Are you in the mood to try ultimate supercar also known as RUF's new Porsche 911 RT12 S sports car? Well, you have the chance now! RUF, the Germany-based car builder, hid Porsche's refined biturbo boxer engine, creating 685 hp and 880 Nm of torque and tweaked the car's aerodynamics to sustain speeds of up to 360 km/h (224 mph).

A roll cage was also integrated in the ceiling and sports seats as well a steering wheel with maximum grip were provided.

You don't want to swing around while navigating those curves. The exterior kit includes a carbon rear spoiler with tearing edge, air ducts fitted in the widened rear fenders and RUF CTR3 exterior mirrors. Observe as onlookers get hypnotized with your forged 19-inch light alloy wheels spinning in high speed.

Read the entire article RUF RT12 S takes the Porsche tradition a step further

Are you in the market for a high performance sports car that also has complete road capability? If you are, let us show you the RUF RT 12 S for your consideration. Dubbed the new dimension of driving pleasure, the car has a refined biturbo boxer engine with 504 kW (685 hp) that develops a maximal torque of 880 Nm.

Developed by RUF and integrated in the ceiling is a roll cage that's standard to the Rt 12 S. The front has separate LED alternative lamps for the position light and the turn signals.

The car also has 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.

Read the entire article Official: RUF RT 12 S based on Porsche 911 Turbo

In terms of powertrain, the now lighter Porsche Cayenne Diesel is powered by a direct-injected 3.0 liter V6 turbo engine that provides up to 240 hp (176 kW) of output and 406 lb-ft (530 Nm) of torque. It is exclusively mated to an eight-speed Tiptronic S transmission, which has been re-programmed specifically for diesel technology.

However, there would be owners who would be contented with this amount of power emanating from their Cayenne. This RUF Automobile GmbH offers two performance upgrades for them. Upgrade 1 entails increasing the power by optimizing the electronic engine management system, resulting to new dynamic figures of 288 hp (212 kW) of max output and 428 lb-ft (580 Nm) of max torque.

Upgrade 1, including installation, is available at EUR3,850 plus VAT. Upgrade 2, meanwhile, entails the integration of modified turbocharger and the optimization of the engine management system. This option hikes the max output 310 hp (228 kW) and the peak torque to 465 lb-ft (630 Nm).

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At the Geneva Motor Show, the tuning specialists at RUF have created their own version of the Porsche 911 with the RGT-8. What's unusual is that the RGT8 doesn't use a Porsche powerplant or a 911 Turbo engine.

Instead, the car is fitted with an in-house developed V8 unit. The 4.5-liter engine has a compact design and offers 550 HP at 8,500 rpm and 500 Nm of torque at 5,400 rpm.

With this innovative design, the car weighs less than 200 kg. RUF gave the car a dry-sump lubrication system that is effective under all driving conditions.  The V8 is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox that has shortened shift movements and sends the power to the rear wheels.

Read the entire article 2010 Geneva Motor Show: RUF RGT-8

Siemens's research department is feverishly laboring on the subject of electric mobility which could be a major part of its eco-centered portfolio with an investment of 19 billion Euros contributing a measly 25 percent of overall income. The increasing demands on the EV and the design for a power network play a very important part.

Subjects currently on the table are energy production and distribution, traffic and energy management, smart metering, power electronics, software and sensor technology and, more importantly, drivetrain systems, and also the recovery and storage of energy.

Within the research range, Siemens has developed an integrated system composed of a motor/generator, power electronics and an interface with a battery connection for vehicles powered by electricity. Alois Ruf is the main influence behind the basic concepts that brought RUF Automobile GmbH to design an electrically powered car.

Read the entire article 2009 Geneva: eRuf Greenster

Porsche has finally unveiled the eight generation of its iconic sports car on the eve of the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show. The Porsche 911 enters the 992 generation with two all-new offerings for the 2020 model year. More powerful and more dynamic than before, the new 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S and 911 Carrera 4S make use of the formula that made the 911 an icon, making them a true 911.

Outside, the new 2020 911 Carrera S and 911 Carrera 4S are easily identifiable as Porsche models; after all the Porsche design DNA is timeless. Moreover, the exterior of the new 911 Carrera S and 911 Carrera 4S now look more muscular than before. This is made possible by its wider wheel housings that accommodate 20-inch front wheels and 21-inch rear wheels.

Compared to their predecessors, the all-new 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S and 911 Carrera 4S are wider on the front by 45 mm (1.77 inches) as well as on the rear to 1,852 mm (72.91 in), making them as wide as the previous 911 Carrera 4 and 911 GTS models. Interestingly, the entire outer skin is now made from aluminum, except from front and rear fascias.

Read the entire article 2018 LA Auto Show: Porsche unveils 8th-generation 911 (992) Carrera S and Carrera 4S

After VIN registrations revealed months ago that Porsche was planning a new 718 Cayman T, new details have surfaced that about the hardcore model. According to a report by Auto Express, the German sports carmaker has almost completed the new lightweight Porsche 718 Cayman T and is now putting the finishing touches on this new hardcore model.

As reported by Auto Express, the new Porsche 718 Cayman T will served as a follow-up to the recently released 911 T as its smaller sibling. The new 718 Cayman T will be much lighter than the 718 Cayman, as made possible by employing a number of weight saving features like thinner glass, fabric door pulls and sports seats. In addition, the 718 Cayman T has seen its audio system removed from its cabin.

Overall, the 718 Cayman T would be around 20 kg lighter – in terms of kerbweight -- than the 718 Cayman. The VIN listings uncovered in July show that the 718 Cayman T will have a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of 3,649 lbs(1,655 kg), which is lighter than a manual-transmission Cayman S (3,670 lbs or 1,665 kg).

Read the entire article Lightweight and performance-focused Porsche 718 Cayman T might be on its way soon

The Nurburgring Nordschleife circuit in Germany has been considered as one of the ultimate tests of quickness and speed for carmakers and their cars like. Setting a new record on the so-called Green Hell is fairly a difficult feat to accomplish, but Porsche seems to be taking it real easy as its creation broke anew the record for the fastest road-legal sports car at the Nurburgring.

More than a year ago, on September 20, 2017, a Porsche 911 GT2 RS (991.2) underwent a challenge at the Nurburgring, as piloted by Porsche test driver and development engineer Lars Kern. Riding on Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 'N2' tires and fitted with the Weissach Package, Porsche Motorsport bucket seat and harness on driver's side, this Porsche 911 GT2 RS managed to set a new record on the 20.6-km Nordschleife section of the Nurburgring, with a record lap time of six minutes and 47.3 seconds (6:47.3)

However, less than a year later on July 26, 2018, the record was broken by nearly three seconds. The culprit was a 2018 Lamborghini Aventador LP 770-4 Superveloce Jota as piloted by Italian Lamborghini factory driver Marco Marpelli. The time needed by the Aventador Superveloce Jota to complete a lap at the Nurburgring Nordschleife was six minutes and 44.97 seconds (6:44.97).

Read the entire article 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS MR is now the fastest road-legal sports car at the Nurburgring

The new Porsche Taycan is considered as revolutionary at the German sports car maker as the upcoming model is its first all-electric vehicle. Nonetheless, the new Taycan four-door EV will also be the starting point of a new revolution in the company. As Porsche is committing itself to electric mobility, it also has to undergo a significant change, especially in terms of production.

Porsche is currently building its conventionally powered vehicles, including its 911 sports car, using the traditional principle of an assembly line. But when it commences the production of the Taycan, Porsche will be implementing major changes for the production and assembly facilities of the new EV.

Lutz Meschke, Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board and Member of the Board responsible for Finance and IT at Porsche, remarked that starting 2025, more than 50 percent of the Porsche models delivered are expected to be electrified. While this will require substantial investments in development, production, and staff training, Porsche believes that the carmaker will still be able to achieve a target profit margin of at least 15 percent.

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Just last month, Porsche unveiled the new 935 during the “Rennsport Reunion” motorsport event at Laguna Seca Raceway in California. Featuring a body evoking the legendary Porsche 935/78, the 935 is definitely a race car you would want to drive in the track. Nonetheless, it isn't car you can just drive on the road from your garage to the track. After all, the 935 is a track-only race car and can’t be driven legally on the road.

The problem of getting a track-only race car from a garage to the circuit without circumventing any laws or local ordinances has already been solved a long time ago. To solve such a logistic issue, teams or carmakers have been using transporters, which can be large enough to accommodate more than one race car.

Such a situation is the main theme of one of the latest creative visual projects of Igor Shikitov, an automotive designer from Moscow, Russia. Posted at the Behance social creative site on October 3, 2018, Shikitov’s work was aptly titled “Volkswagen Renntransporter.” After all Porsche is now part of the Volkswagen Group.

Read the entire article Volkswagen Renntransporter is home on the wheels for your Porsche 935

The only hybrids that automotive customers can get now from Porsche are its Panamera four-door saloon and its Cayenne sports utility vehicle. While the German sports car maker has confirmed that it would build a hybrid version of the Porsche 911 sports car, that won't happen in the near term. For those who can’t wait for Porsche to offer a 911 hybrid, Vonnen Performance is offering to convert your sports car into one.

Porsche’s main reason for not offering a hybrid version of the 911 is that the German company still doesn’t believe that the current battery technology is on par with its expectations for its venerated sports car. But with the rapid pace that the battery technology is growing, that could happen in the next few years. Porsche chief executive Oliver Blume had said that a 911 hybrid may arrive on the mid-cycle refresh of the 992 generation, which should happen by around 2022 or so.

Because Porsche won't do a 911 hybrid now, Vonnen Performance is offering to do so for 911 models built between 2012 and 2016. This also applies for other Porsche offerings currently not having a hybrid version, like the Boxster and the Cayman. The conversion kit and the entire setup would cost a Porsche owner around $75,000.

Read the entire article Vonnen Performance is offering to convert Porsche 911 into a hybrid sports car for $75,000

It was only in June this year when Porsche unveiled the 911 Speedster Concept. Perhaps due to overwhelming response or just a part of its plans, the German sports maker has disclosed at the 2018 Paris Motor Show that it will be putting the Porsche 911 Speedster into production.

At the same time, Porsche unveiled at the event the second concept of the 911 Speedster. Essentially, the 911 Speedster Concept II and the 911 Speedster Concept are identical, with the differences being their paintwork and finishes as well as their wheels.

Both 911 Speedster concepts feature shorter window frame with a more inclined windscreen as well as shortened side windows – resulting to a stockier profile. Both concepts also come with a special rear cover made from carbon fiber, featuring a double bubble cover behind the front seats.

Read the entire article 2018 Paris Motor Show: Porsche decides to make the 911 Speedster a production reality

Porsche has already officially announced that it is dropping its diesel-powered vehicles across its lineup while the German sports car maker re-focuses its energy towards electrification. But unofficially, it seems that Porsche is also planning to drop its petrol offerings in favor of an all-electric lineup, save for its 911 sports car.

Citing a person privy with Porsche, manager magazin reported that with the exception of the 911, all other models at Porsche – Boxster, Cayenne, Macan and Panamera – will become pure electric offerings. This means that non-911 models would be dropping not just their diesel engines, but also their petrol engines as well. That basically means no more internal combustion engines at Porsche, except for the 911. The 911 would be spared from being converted into a pure electric unit simply because it is a sports car for the purists.

Porsche conversion of its non-911 models into all-electric vehicles would mean that there would be no hybrid powerplant for these offerings. Hybrids usually combine an internal combustion engine with electric motors, making them electrified vehicles, but not all-electric.

Read the entire article Report says Porsche is planning to convert all non-911 models into EVs

If you’re planning to buy a new Porsche unit powered by a diesel engine, better do it as soon as possible. This is because the German sports car maker has decided it has nothing to do with diesel engines anymore, no thanks to ever decreasing demand for such mills. Yes, Porsche won't be offering diesel-powered vehicles anymore.

Seemingly, gone were the days when diesel engines go toe-to-toe against gasoline mills for supremacy. Now, more and more carmakers are trying to shy away from diesel engines, but not because of gasoline powerplants. In the past few years, there has been a growing trend and increasing demand for electrified and all-electric products. On the other hand, the demand for diesel engines has been dropping.

Porsche’s decision to drop its diesel lineup could be traced back to the so-called Dieselgate scandal. This scandal involved the emissions of diesel engines employed by brands of the Volkswagen Group. This forced the group to re-focus its strategy and plan for a lineup laden with electrified – including all-electric – vehicles. Interestingly, Porsche is part of the VW Group.

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The Porsche 918 Spyder is a very unique sports car, being a plug-in hybrid with a limited production run of just 918 units. After it was introduced in 2013, the 918 Spyder was sold out in more than just a year. Its production ended in June 2015, and there is no way an interested buyer can get a new 918 Spyder unless he or she goes for the used car market. Of course, any 918 Spyder on the used car market is expected to have already logged thousands of miles on the odometer.

But in a strike of luck, those who wanted to purchase an almost new Porsche 918 Spyder now have a great opportunity to get one in the used car market, through MotorGT.com and Porsche of South Shore in Freeport, New York. The 918 Spyder is much rarer in the United States, with less than 300 units allocated for this market.

This particular Porsche 918 Spyder (VIN WP0CA2A13FS800527) on sale is almost new, even though it was built as a 2015 model. On its odometer, this 918 Spyder has so far recorded just 45 miles (or 72 kilometers), which are essentially delivery miles. This means that the owner of this 918 Spyder might have not driven it or just took this sports car only for a quick spin after it was delivered. It is fairly difficult for any buyer to get an almost new used car in the market and yet, this 918 Spyder has just been driven for just 45 miles.

Read the entire article Porsche 918 Spyder Weissach with 45 miles on odometer is for sale at $2.19 million

Gold is a precious valuable metal that has come to symbolize class and timelessness. The 993 generation of the Porsche 911 – produced from 1994 to 1998 – is as classy and timeless as gold itself. Now, Porsche Classic is introducing a new 993 creation that demonstrates its full range of restoration capability and expertise – the Project Gold.

Project Gold is basically a new show car derived from the body shell of an existing 993. Other than the shell, everything else is new. Its engine is new, and most of its parts and components – including the manual transmission and all-wheel drive system -- are sourced from Porsche Classic.

Choosing the 993 as the base was pretty easy for Porsche Classic. Considered as the last air-cooled Porsche 911, the 993 is considered most desirable and most collectible of the series because of its elegant combination of greater sporty beauty and great performance that is at par even with modern sports cars. It was the first 911 to be fitted with an aluminum multilink rear suspension and has a lower-slung front section than earlier models in the series. Likewise, its Turbo version was the first to be powered by a twin-turbo engine and the first to wear hollow-spoke aluminum wheels.

Read the entire article Project Gold is a 993 show car with new genuine parts and components from Porsche Classic