Been swamped with work and haven’t been able to do a weekly update, but finally had some time to go over the additions to the RUF Registry this week. Started off with a Japan market RUF BR2 conversion on a Porsche 964 Turbo 3.3 liter and then a couple of RUF RTurbo conversions based on 996 Turbos.
Porsche 964 Turbo RUF BR2 Conversion: On monday I added this RUF BR2. I’ve been following the owners blog thanks to Google translate since it is all in Japanese. We didn’t get the RUF BR2 here in the U.S. But they start off with an engine conversion and then the owner can add other stuff a la carte. This particular car is a Grand Prix White 3.3 liter with the engine, 18 inch wheels, very subtle plastic front spoiler lip, painted rear reflector with green lenses that have the RUF logo embossed in them, and the more modern RUF shift knob that was first seen on the 996 era cars. If I had a 964, I would probably do it very similar to this one, subtle but with a kick.
Porsche 996 Turbo RUF RTurbo conversion “illGT2″: This infamous RTurbo conversion belongs to Martin, who goes by “illM3″ on most of the car forums. I believe he has since sold the car, but I met and spoke with his friend Slavik K. a few months back and Slavik had some very interesting things to say. First, the engine in this car was sent to RUF in Germany to have the engine conversion done. It has some internal parts changed and Slavik reports that him and Martin had a great time hitting tracks up and down the eastern seaboard of the U.S. and that it routinely put the beat down on Evolution Motorsports GT700 conversion. Alois Ruf quietly claims that RUF horsepower are a little more special than what the cars are rated at and this car definitely lends credence to that claim. The sister car to this one, a nearl identical seal grey Porsche 996 Turbo with the same conversion will be added to the registry in the coming weeks. Both cars apparently had the work done at a similar time, making my job a little more difficult when trying to keep track of the cars. Nonetheless, it’s a very special car and if the current owner is reading this, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Porsche 996 Turbo S RUF RTurbo conversion: Another RAC Performance RTurbo conversion, although this one done on a very tidy 996 Turbo S, something we don’t see too often. The 996 Turbo S came standard with the Porsche X50 engine option, essentially a slightly detuned GT2 engine (K24 turbochargers in place of the standard K16, GT2 spec intercoolers and supporting equipment), and Porsche Carbon Ceramic Brakes. Along with the engine, the car was also fitted with RUF swaybars, short-shift kit and pedal covers.
That’s it for this week. As always, if you come across any cool and exciting RUF cars, please email me at email@example.com