Like many other European companies, the atelier is named after the founder, Alois Ruf. Some English-speaking gentlemen, having heard this surname, are trying to poke fun at the topic of the roof. But once they get to know what the Rufovians do, the jokes end once and for all.
Yes, here in Pfaffenhausen equipment is assembled on individual orders, taking into account the slightest wishes of customers; details - one hundred percent high-tech. And the right to mark cars with your own VIN code is well deserved …
It will soon be three decades since the first client joined RUF. They have been working with the Porsche 911 for a long time in the studio - all the latest show cars are built specifically on this base. The last one is RT12. This project is said to be the epitome of high-end, but suitable for daily use. The car engine is made in the favorite RUF concept - biturbo (the company has been developing this direction since 1977, constantly evolving). There are three options for RT12: 530, 560 and 650 hp. The 650-horsepower 3.8-liter engine is structurally new and also ready for further improvement.
External modifications of the RT12 can be called radical, because we are talking about the Porsche 911 - a car that is "licked" to a millimeter by an army of designers and aerodynamics. To change something in it is an arduous task. However, the RUF designed a whole aerokit to replace the standard mounted parts. “Under the distribution” were the front and rear bumpers, rear spoiler (motorized, recall), side mirrors. In addition, the Germans offer parts for installation under the bottom and rear arch extensions. Under them there is enough space to accommodate the built-in intercoolers. Alloy wheels with a diameter of 19 or 20 inches are extremely light and durable, with impeccable geometry. And the design is based on the “supercar” classic - a five-pointed star, a wide rim. Large wheels allow you to place powerful brakes - with larger discs and alloy single-piece calipers. The RUF also took care of the possibility of increasing the ride height. With an adjustable suspension, it’s easier to park at supermarkets, drive into garages and even make your way to the airfield, where German tuning enthusiasts hold rallies.