Ruf RT 12 R Revealed At Geneva


This is the new RUF RT 12 R, a track-focused version of RUF’s ultimate 911-based model on show at Geneva this week.

The RT 12 (for 12th generation of RUF-tuned 911 Turbos) has received a power boost for the R model, taking its output to 730hp and torque to 693lb ft. The car receives a prominent rear wing similar to the one fitted to the GT3 RSR race car, and also gets a carbon fibre bonnet and front bumper. Inside, a new grade of steel has been used for the integral roll cage – saving 8kg – and the interior is stripped of luxuries.

According to Alois Ruf this makes the car ‘spartanic’ which we think we like the sound of, and most suitable to fast lappery at the ‘Ring.

The RT 12 is also available in ‘S’ tune, with 620hp and 605lb ft of torque, and with the option of a PDK gearbox as well as the 6-speed manual.

Also on the Ruf stand is the CTR3 mid-engined supercar (half in shot...), the 8-pot 911 (the RGT-8) and the E-Ruf with retro Targa body.

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  • WMP 03 Mar 2011


    Is 730 bhp enough for a RUF when the 'standard' GT2RS has 620bhp?

    I'm sure it's more than plenty in reality but RUF seem to be falling behind other tuners (I know they are a tuv approved manufacturer before anyone says anything) such as 9FF are pushing 1200 bhp plus...

  • Lil' Joe 03 Mar 2011

    Come on PH, most of the photo's from this show have been pretty poor IMO. Where's the detail shots, the profile/back/front etc etc. It'd be nice to hear and see the other cars on the stand too, particularly these RUF cars.


  • Stig 03 Mar 2011

    Lil' Joe said:
    Come on PH, most of the photo's from this show have been pretty poor IMO. Where's the detail shots, the profile/back/front etc etc. It'd be nice to hear and see the other cars on the stand too, particularly these RUF cars.
    To be fair, getting decent clear shots of cars during press days is a mare - more so when you've got umpteen halls to cover.

    Of course, there's always the rest of the internet out there if something takes your fancy for additional pics/info wink

  • Speed_Demon 03 Mar 2011

    WMP said:
    Is 730 bhp enough for a RUF when the 'standard' GT2RS has 620bhp?

    I'm sure it's more than plenty in reality but RUF seem to be falling behind other tuners (I know they are a tuv approved manufacturer before anyone says anything) such as 9FF are pushing 1200 bhp plus...
    It isn't all about power. 90% of the 9FF cars are a we to drive and would get absolutely schooled on a track by RUF machinery.

  • Animal 03 Mar 2011

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