Ruf GT takes the 911 GTS up to 515 hp at the

first_img More about 2018 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Enlarge ImageThe 991.2-based Ruf GT alongside the Ruf CTR Anniversary. Ruf Automobile Germany’s Ruf Automobile has once again built a higher-performing version of a Porsche model. Revealed Tuesday at the Geneva Motor Show as Ruf celebrates its 80th anniversary, the new Ruf GT is based on the outgoing, 991.2-generation Porsche 911 GTS.The heart of the Ruf GT is a modified twin-turbo 3.0-liter flat-six rated for 515 horsepower and 476 pound-feet of torque, with a seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission. The car weighs in at just under 3,200 pounds and will rocket to 62 miles per hour in a claimed 3.4 seconds. New Ruf-designed bodywork includes a ducktail spoiler, diffuser and a splitter, all of which are said to keep the car stable at its claimed top speed of 199 mph. Other visual tweaks include black Ruf-branded wheels and red-painted calipers.Ruf GTEnlarge ImageNew wheels, a new spoiler and a new front splitter dress up the Ruf GT on the outside. Ruf Automobile Those are all healthy performance upgrades, given that the production GTS is rated for 450 hp and 405 lb-ft, needs 3.5 seconds to hit 60 mph with the dual-clutch transmission and has a top speed of 192 mph. Of course, with the new 992-generation Porsche 911 out now, we’re eager to see how much power that eventual GTS model will offer.Ruf also is using the Geneva show to deliver the first production version of the CTR Anniversary to a customer. The car was first shown at the 2017 Geneva show and pays homage to the original Ruf CTR, with a bespoke carbon-fiber chassis and a beefy 710 hp.”These two cars represent years of development, thousands of man hours and a lifetime of passion and enthusiasm,” Estonia Ruf, the company’s marketing director, said in a statement. “As we continue celebrating our 80th anniversary in 2019 these cars will be the centerpiece, each one embodying what makes a Ruf so special.” Post a comment Share your voice Apr 17 • The 2020 Jaguar XE gets its first major visual refresh Porsche • Review • 2018 Porsche 911 GTS: The ideal Carrera for street and track reading • Ruf GT takes the 911 GTS up to 515 hp at the Geneva Motor Show Mar 8 • VW is still ‘100 percent’ investigating a pickup truck for the US 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Tags 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Mar 7 • The Ferrari F8 Tributo is the last of the nonhybrid V8s Geneva Motor Show 2019 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet first drive: The uber-roadster Mar 7 • New Peugeot 208 debuts i-Cockpit with 3D HUD Combo dashboard See All 2018 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS: The just-right 911 More From Roadshow 0 50 Photos Geneva Motor Show 2019 Porsche Preview • 2018 Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS: Best of the best? Performance Cars Coupeslast_img