RUF Roadster Goodness

ruf porsche roadster front

RUF recently announced a project they’ve been working on  for while, the RUF Roadster. Inspired by the 1967 Porsche 911 Targa, the 911 based car is a gorgeous blend of old and new. Reminds me of the Singer Porsche I posted about last year (Singer Porsche 911).

ruf porsche roadster rear

This is a special 911. Here are some of the highlights:

  • An integrated roll cage, which is a heck of a feat for a Targa, while retaining styling
  • A “soft” rear window, similar to the style used on the original Targa – They’ve also added some nice touches such as a motor that keeps the window tight in the back
  • Engine options including a 6-cylinder boxer engine producing 400 hp or a turbo engine kicking things up to 560 hp
  • Standard 6-speed gearbox
  • 19″ forged aluminum wheels

ruf porsche roadster inside

Price will start at Euro 195,000 before tax. Also, RUF says the Roadster chassis will be available from 2011 onward, including a limited production of electric eRUF versions. Now THAT would be something.

I’ve always loved RUF cars. They have long had some of the best built aftermarket Porsches of anyone in the industry. This is certainly no exception.

[Source & Images: RUF]

Comments

  1. I think if they combined this and the 997 classic edition you would have a cool retro 911

  2. Classy looking car, RUF always do a good job!

  3. Nick Pisano says:

    I hate to say it, but that is an ugly piece of work… and i have NEVER said that about any porsche, tuned, bodied or otherwise…

  4. I think it looks superb. Harks back to the old Targas that we loved so much.

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