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RUF Rt 12 S - Click above for a high-res image gallery

It's been quite a few years since RUF launched its 911 Turbo-based Rt 12, and the German uber-tuner has decided its time for a refresh. Designated the Rt 12 S, the new model gets a bump in output from 650 to 685 horsepower, good for a new maximum velocity of 224 mph. Along with the distinctive front and rear fascias, the exterior is differentiated with widened rear fenders that house air ducts, a carbon fiber rear spoiler, LED lighting, CTR 3 mirrors, and 19-inch alloy wheels. Additional upgrades include carbon ceramic brakes, a hydraulically-adjustable suspension system, a variety of custom seats, a new steering wheel and more. Customers can also opt to convert the car to RWD and choose from a variety of interior trim options. All of this comes at a cost, though. At the current exchange rate, RUF will take a cool $359,000 out of your bank account. The brief press release gives all the details after the jump, and RUF was kind enough to provide high-res photographs for us to enjoy in the gallery below.



[Source: RUF Automobile]

PRESS RELEASE:

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).


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      • 5 Years Ago
      They pretty much all look the same, but I still like what RUF do to the 911's.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Convert it to RWD? Are you insane? Rear engine transmitting 685 hp to only the rear wheels spells disaster to people uninitiated to the famous Porsche end swap, regardless of what stability control program Porsche may have. Only race car drivers and idiots may apply to check off that option box.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Well, yeah. Do you expect people that suck at driving to be driving one of these anyway, especially at that price? "What? For a Porsh? [sic] Give me a Lamborghini!" they'll say.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wonder why people keep cramming more and more horsepower into Porsches, don't they know the front end of 911's start hydroplaning at anything above 80mpg?
        • 5 Years Ago
        "don't they know the front end of 911's start hydroplaning at anything above 80mpg?"

        You know, adding more power would decrease the mpg...
        • 5 Years Ago
        "don't they know the front end of 911's start hydroplaning at anything above 80mpg?"

        Thats good to know cause I cant get much over 30 out of mine. I guess thats a relief. Better warn them before they build that electric 911 though, heard those things get an equivalent of over 100mpg

      • 5 Years Ago
      "..can also opt to convert the car to RWD"

      Sorry, did I just have a brain fart, or aren't 911s already RWD?
        • 5 Years Ago
        It's based on the 911 Turbo
        • 5 Years Ago
        turbo models are all wheel drive.
      • 5 Years Ago
      That car looks really happy!

      Probably has the same expression I would have driving it. Nice!
      • 5 Years Ago
      I want one!!!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Insane, reminds me of the RUF Yellow Bird from the 80's
      • 5 Years Ago
      I've had the distinct pleasure of going 270kmh in an rt12 just outside of Ruf's factory and showroom in pfafenhausen... not only are these possibly the best reliable supercars, but some of the finest people in motorsports and luxury performance auto... we should all aspire to this! :)
      • 5 Years Ago
      The new Widow Maker.
      685 HP, engine in the ass, Christ.
      • 5 Years Ago
      A 685 hp porsche... Turbo is pretty quick, and it has 200 less, so this one should be Clarkson proof.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Clarkson can't drive fast 911s , he admitted it himself right before crashing a GT3. he is terrified by the GT2 , he won't touch a RUF :)
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