Two Uber-Cars Drive the Green Mile

With the departure of the hairy but golden-penned Mr. Lieberman, I have been passed the torch of the Jalopnik Fantasy Garage. It is with honor and deference I accept this great undertaking. I hope to carry on where he left off, bringing you the best of the best in this galaxy of automobilia. Unfortunately, my first… » 1/31/08 3:00pm 1/31/08 3:00pm

RUF Showdown: RT12 vs R-Turbo

Just in case you'd reconsidered adding the 650 hp RUF RT12 to the Jalopnik Fantasy Garage, take a look at what quick work it makes of its predecessor, the potent 2003 R-Turbo. Madness, I say, and the videographers concur. » 12/27/06 2:00pm 12/27/06 2:00pm

Jalopnik Fantasy Garage: RUF RT12

Just before my teenage years, my mother's interest in early American antiques blossomed into a fully-blown, fully-funded mania. Our house was filled with precious furniture, from highboys to tea tables. The walls were crammed with portraits, maps and samplers. Surfaces were covered with silver, baskets and early… » 12/19/06 1:00pm 12/19/06 1:00pm

Ruf Builds Its Fastest Porsche 911 Tuner Ever, the RT12

Venerable Porsche tuner, RUF, has an unassailable record of turning 911s into insanely fast-moving objects. On a train to college in the late-80s — a time when breaking the double-century mark was nearly unheard of for a road car — we cheered (silently, of course) after reading how the twin-turbo RUF CTR "Yellow Bird » 11/08/05 10:19am 11/08/05 10:19am