RGT-8 Final Testing before Geneva Auto Salon




A link posted to the RUF Automobile official Facebook page to a German article indicates there are some final finishing touches going on the RGT-8 powertrain before the Geneva Auto Salon debut of the production 991 RGT-8 next month with order fulfillment starting soon after. The article posted on the German site Automobil Revue highlights some of the key statistics of the new engine/car.

V8 engine lighter than Porsche Flat-6
Engine mass sits farther forward in the body than Flat-6
All-aluminum construction (see photos below)
90-degree bank angle
180-degree flat-plane crank
Water Pump, A/C Compressor and Alternator all driven directly off crankshaft
500 Nm (369 lbs. ft) torque at 5400 rpm
Redline around 8000rpm
Paired exclusively to the 7-speed manual gearbox
0-100 km/h: 3.9 seconds
0-200 km/h: 11.5 seconds
315 km/h Top Speed




Pics and stats courtesy Automobil Revue.