Ruf Rt 12 R based on the Porsche 911

Ruf Rt 12 R based on the Porsche 911

Ruf has never considered itself simply as an aftermarket tuner, seeing itself more as a niche automaker capable of building some of the highest-performance cars on the planet. You only have to take a look at the legendary line of CTR models to understand where this view is coming from, and in recent years Ruf has also shown a strong interest in the field of electric mobility and is even conducting its own trials of electric cars with government bodies.

At this week’s 2011 Geneva Motor Show, Ruf has reminded us all why its reputation of high-performance, impeccable build quality and plain coolness still rings through. The firm has used the Geneva event to roll out its new Rt 12 R based on the Porsche 911.

Packing a custom twin-turbo system, the modded Porsche puts out a healthy 730 horsepower and 693 pound-feet of torque. All this oomph is sent to all four wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox, though extremists can opt for an optional rear-wheel drive package.

With an overall dry curb weight of 3,295 pounds, the Rt 12 R will hustle to 62 mph in under 4.0 seconds and go all the way to reach a top speed of more than 230 mph.  

To make sure things remain safe at such insane speeds, Ruf’s engineers have installed a motorsport-inspired bodykit consisting of carbon fiber front and rear spoilers and sporty side sills. There’s also an adjustable suspension kit, a full roll-cage and forged aluminum wheels measuring 19-inches in diameter and shod with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup tires.

How much for all this goodness? Ruf quotes approximately $389,454, exclusive of taxes.

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