RUF Electric Porsche 911 Concept Finally Revealed

Not too long ago we reported that German tuning house RUF was preparing to unveil an all-electric Porsche Cayman » 10/10/08 9:40am 10/10/08 9:40am. Today, RUF has shown their Tesla-fighter is in fact a . The concept is fueled by 96 lithium-ion battery packs weighing a total of nearly 1,200 pounds; despite the weight, the 204 HP electric motor uses its…

Priority Porsche: Ruf 3400 K "25 Jahre Jubiläms-Edition

This month, we've been celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Road and Track comparo piece that introduced the Ruf "Yellow Bird" 911 to our motoring databank. (Celebrating to ourselves, that is.) Now, the Porsche tweakers who stunned the world with a 211-mph Porker are rolling out a "25th Anniversary" edition. It's… » 7/05/07 11:33am 7/05/07 11:33am

News Flash: Wealthy Middle Easterners Love Fast Supercars

With both the demand and price for oil way the hell up in the stratosphere, it seems that people in the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) countries have a lot of extra money. They also happen to love F1 and hot European cars that can go 200 mph. So, they're buying them in record numbers. Kuwait is now the biggest… » 6/15/07 10:15am 6/15/07 10:15am

Porsche Ruf CTR3 Not a Cayman, 911 Purists Smile

Nope, it's not a Cayman. An earlier report had indicated the Porsche tweakers at Ruf had based their CTR3 screamer on the mid-engine coupe. But purists can relax (sorry Farago); it's derived from the good 'ol 911. Butt damn, the specs. The twin turbo'd flat six propels it from zero to 62 mph in 3.2 seconds, and the… » 4/13/07 7:54am 4/13/07 7:54am

UPDATE: Raising the RUF: Cayman-Based Tuner to Top Out at 224 mph

Get thee to the UAE. Later today, the Porsche tweakers at RUF will introduce the company's new Porsche Cayman tuner, the CT3, at RUF's new plant in the United Arab Emirates state of Bahrain. The CT3 gets its new lightness from aluminum and carbon-fiber body panels, and employs the same powerplant as RUF's 911 RT12… » 4/11/07 8:04am 4/11/07 8:04am