Cranking a RUF Porsche to 180 mph

The RUF RT12 R is a race-ready tune of a Porsche 997 with 720 hp pushing 3,300 lbs. of metal — good enough for an estimated top speed of 230 mph. This test drive only goes to 180 mph.

Despite being a track-ready monster, the $415,000 RUF doesn't seem any less at home on the autobahn than the campers and station wagons its overtaking with alacrity. The lucky driver says the RUF stands as the fastest car he's ever driven. We're going to need to verify that first hand.

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The sad thing is that my favorite thing about this video is that the slower cars move over to let him pass. Damn californians