My 3rd pick was a pretty tough one. I debated about several cars, but then decided on a RUF car. Narrowing it down to one RUF model proved to be as tough as settling on RUF in the first place, but I finally decided on an Rt 12. If I were choosing a year it would be a 2009.
I have long loved RUF and their customized creations. They’ve been my favorite Porsche tuner (and Porsche builder) for a long long time. They have some of the highest quality components and craftsmanship of all tuners. The fact that they actually build “Porsches” is simply amazing to me.
I chose the Rt 12 because I love the 997 Turbo it’s based on and I think this would be a car I could climb into pretty much every day and drive without a second thought. It’s also a car that would really perform when you wanted it to on back roads, passing, the track, etc. Yet it’s more than refined enough to drive through rush hour.
Here are some specs to let your imagination walk on the wild side for a minute:
- 650 hp 3.8 litre bi-turbo engine
- 641 lb ft torque
- 0-62 mph in 3.3 seconds!!!
- Top speed of 224 mph
Of course you have all of the usual RUF interior touches from the sports steering wheel and unique instrumentation design to the aluminum parts and specially covered bucket seats. Every detail has been attended to making these some of the finest cars you can buy.
For color, I’m kind of partial to darker colors for an every day driver. I like the subtlety they offer, while still maintaining a tough look to them. I also really like the bright orange (pictured) and the bright blue, so it would probably prove tougher than I think to settle on a color.
Ultimate Car List Top 5:
- 356 Speedster (1950s)
- 911 Turbo/930 (1978/79)
- RUF Rt 12 (2009)