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Ruf Automobile fuses modern technology with vintage styling with all-new 2018 Ruf SCR

Ruf Automobile paid tribute to the original CTR by creating an all-new model of the same name – the 2017 Ruf CTR – and unveiling it in Geneva. Fast forward a year, Ruf is unveiling at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show another all-new model that pays homage to its 40-year old original predecessor – the new 2018 Ruf SCR.

The yellow-finished CTR marked a new milestone for the German carmaker as it was its first product that was designed and engineered in-house. Ruf has been known for creating products out of Porsche’s body-in-white units, including the first three generation of the CTR.

But the fourth-gen CTR broke from the mold, combining vintage styling with modern technology. Now, the Ruf SCR is following its tracks. It is an entirely all-new car that isn't derived from a body-in-white from Porsche. Both the original 1978 Ruf SCR and the still-new 2016 Ruf SCR 4.2 were based from the bodies-in-white of the Porsche 911 SC (1978) and Porsche 993, respectively.

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RUF presents 2017 CTR during Geneva Motor Show

RUF Automobile GmbH officially unveiled during the 2017 Geneva Motor Show its latest CTR halo model. This model is distinct for two reasons. First is that it comes in a body that honors the 1987 CTR “Yellow Bird.” The second reason is that it utilizes a chassis based on the company’s very own design.

Already in the fourth generation, the 2017 RUF CTR is indeed similar to the model that it pays tribute to not only in form but even in function. Making it a true masterpiece is the new engine with a weight-to-power ratio of 3.5 pounds for every horsepower. Further, it is the first rear-wheel drive with a customized carbon fiber monocoque chassis.

Indeed, the main defining characteristic of the 2017 CTR is the chassis though one can argue that the technological superiority of this model begins at the skin, which is made up completely of carbon fiber. This is the same material the chassis is composed of and comes in the patented RUF design. In addition, both crash structures in the front and the rear are composed of lightweight steel much like the roll cage that was integrated to it.

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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 Automobiles isn’t just any regular Porsche tuner. The German government has recognized RUF as an independent manufacturer as it installs a lot of its own parts in Porsche models.

RUF has also beaten Porsche in going electric. RUF has developed three different electric drivetrains, which were installed in 10 Porsche testers, with the assistance of electronics giant Siemens and the German government.

These 10 cars are Porsche 997 Carreras with three completely different drivetrains. The first car is powered by a single electric motor and a single-speed gearbox. A 29kWh battery enables the car to run about 90 miles and sprint from 0 to 60mph in just seven seconds.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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