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RUF RGT-8 (991) specs

Car type Coupe
Curb weight 1350 kg (2976 lbs)
Dimensions 4.46 m (176 in) long, 1.81 m (71 in) wide, 1.28 m (50 in) high
Wheelbase 2.35 m (93 in)
Power / weight 407 ps (402 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 370 Nm (273 lb-ft) / t
Introduced 2013
Origin country Germany
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Submitted by Mental

Performance

Top speed 318 kph (198 mph)
0 - 100 kph 3.7 s

Powertrain

Engine type V8, 32v
Displacement 4.5 l (275 ci)
Power 550 ps (542 bhp / 405 kw) @ 8500 rpm
Torque 500 Nm (369 lb-ft) @ 5400 rpm
Power / liter 122 ps (121 hp)
Transmission 6 speed manual
Layout rear engine, rear wheel drive
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Monolith29  6m ago

i wonder if there's any connection to the 458 italias engine and this one... very similar just down 20hp and 20-30lb-ft

 

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xxSoulRaipahxx  6m ago

Seems a bit like the Ferrari 458 GT3's F136. 550 PS, 4.5l, 32 valve... Only the torque is off, at 50Nm more than the RUF's.


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FastestLaps  6y ago

You are always welcome!


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Kage  6y ago

@FL
Thanks for the link, it really is a great looking and sounding engine just a bit strange listening that noise coming from a back end of a 911.

Also thanks for your contribution to my English vocabulary, had to check what bespoke means :)


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FastestLaps  6y ago

It is a flat-crank engine and it sounds like a Ferrari.


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FastestLaps  6y ago

It is a bespoke engine. A wonderful engine.

Check out the 997 RGT-8 page http://fastestlaps.com/models/ruf-rgt-8, where i posted a link to video where RUFs CEO shows off the engine during the launch event.


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Kage  6y ago

Engine is 4.5 not 5 liter.
What I didn't know is that RUF is making their own engines. Any info if this V8 is 100% their design or is it based on some other engine?


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Flabernat  6y ago

V8? How?
It doesn't fit over the rear wheels like a typical 911 does it?
...Still, a V8 powered Porsche with a manual tranny is a promising proposition indeed! :D


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Shaggy  6y ago

@ Mental: I'll bet it is a beast, a Porsche 911 Ruf stuffed a 5.0 liter V8 into the back of. Where did they get the engine?


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Mental  6y ago

Here you got a sexy Porsche with V8 and manual gearbox. Looks like a perfect deal! But unfortunately, it doesn't approve the hopes... Performance is 318 kph of top speed and 3.7 sec to 100 kph, which is a bit disappointing. And it costs 295k Euros, which ,damn, is just incredibly overpriced. However, I believe it is a beast to drive!