Thursday 14th October 2010


RUF ROADSTER APES CLASSIC 911 TARGA

But would you be a chimp to buy one? More gibbering below...


A 1967 Porsche 911 Targa was the inspiration for this new Roadster model from Alois Ruf and his team. They'll make one for you if you're blessed with a spare £200k and (one might possibly opine) the desire to offend against nature.

RUF says its new offering is equipped with an integrated roll cage which combines the safety of a coupé with the fresh air feeling of a convertible. The centre piece of the roof can apparently be removed and folded, as can the flexible plastic rear window and the 'targa' panels.

As a result, you can drive the car completely enclosed, completely open, or with a closed roof and open rear window, or open roof and closed rear window.

If you're not put off by all those choices, they'll build you a car with 400hp six cylinder power, or as a 560hp Turbo, and the base price for the Roadster starts at Euro 195,000 before tax.

On a different tack altogether, we're wondering how long it might take a workshop full of monkeys to recreate the entire Porsche back catalogue, given a sufficiency of different sized spanners. Or perhaps monkeys can only type...



 

Author: Chris-R
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