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doock87
10-13-2004, 11:02 PM
wow, either i'm dreaming or gt3 has really gotten to my head. is the rgt a real car? and does ruf actually exist? too weird.... i doubt anyone will post here.

ledhedsymbols
10-14-2004, 01:59 AM
Yes.... Ruf is a real company, and yes the RGT is a real model... Alois Ruf owns the company, started by his father I believe, and specializes in tuning Porsches. If the "regular" 996 Turbo isn't enough for you, you can get him to do some amazing things with it. Google it, and I'm sure you will come up with something to learn more.

doock87
10-14-2004, 06:36 PM
so ruf is to porsche as shelby is to mustangs....

i get it now! it's like a porsche tuning devision... right?

ledhedsymbols
10-14-2004, 09:50 PM
Bingo, but not as closely affiliated as Shelby has been to Ford. Ruf, Gemballa, 9FF, ninemeister, techart, S-CAR-GO, just a few of the more serious Porsche tuners.

eckoman_pdx
10-14-2004, 09:59 PM
RUF is affiliated with Porsche, they do basically start with aPorsche and tune it to there own specs, much like Shelby. However, they have thier cars have VIN number different from Porsches from the German Gov, and they are recognized as a seperate automobile manufacturer.

If you have a Porsche and want more, RUF can modify it to RUF specs a lot of the time, though they sometimes can't modifiy it exactly to RUF specs as if you bout a new one.

Click here for more info on RUF

http://www.ruf-automobile.de/

neo the hacker
10-17-2004, 09:36 AM
ninemiester just bolt on other peoples equipment, and aint anything even close to Ruf or Gamballa, these guys do everything from engine to full body chops and kits, ninemiester just fit a supercharger hear and there.

jmrev
10-18-2004, 08:22 PM
look at it as the german saleen only called ruf and works on porsche's.

ThatRoundHeadedKid
11-26-2004, 12:36 PM
It's like Dinan to BMW, Alpina to BMW, Lorinser and Brabus to Mercedes, and etc....

jcsaleen
12-25-2004, 10:06 PM
look at it as the german saleen only called ruf and works on porsche's.

Really.... :smile: I agree

Im bak

porscheguy9999
03-03-2005, 12:37 AM
You buy a stock Porsche, and then are for some reason unfufilled with the power, performance, etc. Then you give it to them for a week or two, and many G's later you have a RUF, not a Porsche. Think of any RUF as a Porsche on steriods.

eckoman_pdx
03-04-2005, 07:21 PM
You buy a stock Porsche, and then are for some reason unfufilled with the power, performance, etc. Then you give it to them for a week or two, and many G's later you have a RUF, not a Porsche. Think of any RUF as a Porsche on steriods.

While this is one way to go about it, it is not the only way. The method you mention is "converting a Porsche to RUF specs." However, they do say that in some cases they can't fully convert a Porsche to RUF specs when you go about it this way.

The other method is to buy a RUF straight up, from RUF. Not buy a Porsche and convert is, but just buy a RUF to begin with (yes, you can just buy a RUF, though I'm not sure from were over here in N.A.). RUF has there own VIN number seperate from Porsche and is recognized by the German government as their own independant automobile manufacturer. One of the more ingreting RUF's mixing the Boxter Chassis with the 911 Carrera motor. It gives the power of the Carrera and the Handling of the Boxter. It's either the RUF 3400 or 3600 I believe.

porscheguy9999
03-04-2005, 09:55 PM
That's basically what I meant. Its a RUF, not a Porsche.

eckoman_pdx
03-05-2005, 01:56 AM
That's basically what I meant. Its a RUF, not a Porsche.

Ahh, okay. It's all good. I wasn't sure, so I decided I'd type that to clear it up just in case.

porscheguy9999
03-06-2005, 12:22 AM
Naturally...

Lemke
03-13-2005, 03:13 PM
RUF created the Yellowbird that famously made its way around the Nurburgring in a little over 8 minutes. There is a good video of it all over the internet.

Tetsuo
03-19-2005, 04:09 AM
Ruf is not an affiliate of Porsche as there is no close connection between Porsche and Ruf. On top of that Ruf neither brings nor receives or associates as a branch of Porsche. Word usage is critical when it comes to describing things.

Why buy an overpriced Ruf RGT when the GT3 is just as fast? Considering that Porsche can afford to do numerous testing regimens around the world as oppossed to Ruf who only do local testing programs without the same amount of information gathering like Porsche.

Gemballa is definitely a tuner I would stay away from. I don't want to get into that right now.

porscheguy9999
03-19-2005, 11:01 AM
whats wrong with gembella?

jcsaleen
03-19-2005, 11:27 AM
Gemballa? nothing Gemballa sick.

Tetsuo
03-20-2005, 04:38 AM
One of the yellow GTR 600s on the site caught on fire years ago. I've seen the pictures from the owner of a disclosed Porsche news site and it wasn't pretty. The owner is currently having legal issues with Gemballa, which has been going on for years now. I honestly think you must be crazy to crave a little more horsepower from any particular Porsche 911.

993cc
04-04-2005, 03:05 PM
I see the point. However it's a different story with Ruf or Alpina who are recognized manufacturers in Germany. I would shop from those guys since they develope the cars fron the ground up as opposed to Gemballa or Koenig...

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