RUF Porsche 993 Turbo R 1998 – SPRZEDANY

To co z początku było małym serwisem samochodowym założonym w Pfaffenhausen w Niemczech, po 30 latach działania stało się miejscem produkcji jednych z najlepszych sportowych aut na świecie. Alois Ruf Junior, dzięki swojej pasji do samochodów i Porsche 911, stworzył prawdziwą legendę. Kultowy Yellowbird w 1987 roku ugruntował pozycję firmy raz na zawsze. Kontynuacja legendy nastąpiła w 1995 roku, w oparciu o nowe wówczas 993 Turbo. Po raz kolejny RUF musiał podążyć za filozofią oryginału: duża moc, niska masa i duża prędkość. CTR2 oferował kevlarowe nadwozie, lekkie szkło, system zawieszenia produkowany przez RUF oraz podwójne działające tylne skrzydło, które pomogło stworzyć odpowiedni docisk i zasilić w powietrze intercoolery. Co niewiarygodne, zespół napędowy CTR2 pochodzi z wyścigowego 962 w specyfikacji Grupy C, a RUF dostroił go do mocy 520 KM. Rekordy nowego RUF-a dla aut produkcyjnych, takie jak przyspieszenie do 100 km/h w nieco poniżej 3,5 sekundy i prędkość maksymalna 349 km/h, pokonane zostały dopiero 1998 roku przez McLarena F1. W 1997 roku nowy RUF, tak jak jego poprzednik, przypieczętował swój sukces w Pikes Peak Hill Climb, zdobywając 2 miejsce w klasyfikacji generalnej. Wystawiony na sprzedaż RUF Turbo R był specjalną konstrukcją dla członka rodziny Porsche, doktora Ferdinanda Olivera Porsche, co możemy przeczytać w dokumentacji RUF Automobiles i w liście skierowanym od samego doktora Porsche. Silnik tego wspaniałego RUF Porsche 993 Turbo R został przekonwertowany do pełnej specyfikacji Turbo R przy użyciu przeprogramowanego ECU, zwiększającego moc do 520 KM. Na liście modyfikacji silnika znalazły się również zmodernizowane turbiny KKK, pełne sportowe wydechy, zmodyfikowane głowice cylindrów, nowe wałki rozrządu, a także koło zamachowe. Zawieszenie zostało zastąpione zestawem H&R z regulacją wysokości. Całe auto otrzymało piękny kolor Oak Green Metallic i wnętrze z czarnej skóry. Całości dopełniają dziewiętnastocalowe koła RUF, zintegrowana klatka bezpieczeństwa, sportowe fotele RUF, dywaniki z logo RUF, żółte zaciski hamulcowe RUF, zestaw pedałów RUF, gałka zmiany biegów, kierownica, przedni i tylny zderzak, listwy na progach i oczywiście instrumenty RUF. Osiągi RUF dają przyspieszenie od 0-100 km/h w niecałe 3,6 s i maksymalną prędkość powyżej 321 km/h, a brak turbo lag-ów, wspierany przez pozornie nieskończony moment obrotowy, wciska w fotel. RUF po pełnym serwisie mechanicznym silnika, hamulców, sprzęgła, klimatyzacji, na felgach po renowacji, 7 marca na aukcji Amelia Island sprzedany został za 626,5 tysiąca dolarów, czyli ponad 2,4 miliona złotych.

Link: https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/25219/lot/214/

Lot 214
1998 RUF PORSCHE 993 TURBO R
US$ 650,000 – 850,000
PLN 2,500,000 – 3,300,000
THE AMELIA ISLAND AUCTION
7 Mar 2019, 13:00 EST

FERNANDINA BEACH GOLF CLUB

1998 RUF Porsche 993 Turbo R
VIN. W09BD0360WPR06019

3,600cc DOHC Twin-Turbo 6-Cylinder Engine
520bhp at 6,500rpm
6-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes

*Rare and desirable RUF 993 built for Porsche family
*Beautifully finished in Oak Green Metallic paint
*Only 36,000 miles covered from new
*Ultimate air-cooled Porsche model

THE RUF 993 TURBO R

What began as a simple service station in Pfaffenhausen, Germany would, just 30 years later, begin producing some of the most capable super sports cars in the world. Alois Ruf Junior, thanks to his father’s business, developed a passion for automobiles and particularly the Porsche 911. RUF’s first creations would be based on this model and as the company grew, body-in-white 911 chassis would be utilized to create their own original vehicles.

Quite possibly the company’s most famous creation, the CTR, known as the „Yellowbird,” was, in 1987, the fastest road going Porsche and possibly, the fastest car in the world with a claimed top speed of 213mph. Powering this beast was a heavily modified version of the 3.2 flat 6 motor. Boring out the cylinders increased the displacement to 3.4 liters and an uprated ignition system borrowed from the 962 racing car further helped build the power. Most importantly however, was the addition of two turbochargers and two intercoolers. The vehicle was rated at 469 horsepower, but the company was open to admitting that this was a figure representative of the lowest dynamometer reading of all the CTR engines tested. More realistically, 500 horsepower was a closer estimate. More than just a powerful 911, RUF based their creation on the lighter and more aerodynamic Carrera 3.2 model and would go to great lengths enhancing these two merits. The body panels, including the hood, doors, and engine cover were all replaced in aluminum. Further, the rain gutters were shaved to reduce drag, and the bumpers were replaced with fiberglass pieces. In total 441lb was cut from the Carrera 3.2, resulting in an amazingly low curb weight of just 2,535lbs. A harrowing drive around the Nürburgring with test driver Stefan Roser behind the wheel was captured on video and greatly helped increase the visibility of the brand within the automotive world. Today, the original CTR has built up a mythical status as one of the most impressive and dramatic super sports cars of the last century.

The follow-up to the legendary „Yellowbird” would arrive in 1995, this time based off on the new 993 Turbo chassis. Keeping up with the themes of the original: big power, low weight, and high speed, The CTR2 would add a twist to the formula by adding in the option of two or four-wheel drive. Additional features included a Kevlar body, lightweight glass, a RUF manufactured coil over system, and a dual functioning rear wing that helped create downforce and feed the intercoolers. Most incredibly, the powerplant was sourced from the 962 Group C race car and RUF would tune it to produce 520hp. 0-60 was dealt with in just 3.5 seconds, while a top speed of 217mph was only bested in 1998 by the mighty McLaren F1. RUF would demonstrate the versatility of this car by further modifying two road registered examples to drive on the street to the 1997 Pikes Peak Hill Climb and subsequently finish 2nd place overall at the event.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This RUF Turbo R was a special build for a member of the Porsche family, Dr. Ferdinand Oliver Porsche, as revealed in documentation from RUF Automobiles and again in a letter addressed from Dr. Porsche himself to the previous steward of this car. As typical for all RUF-build Porsches, the performance of the standard 993 Turbo simply wasn’t enough to satisfy the engineers at RUF. They saught a more refined and competition focused build, leaving enthusiasts with this magnificent RUF 993 Turbo R. The engine was converted to full Turbo R specification using a re-programmed ECU, increasing output to 520 HP. Also, on the list of engine modifications was the upgraded KKK turbos, full sports exhaust, cylinder head revisions, new re-profiled camshafts as well as an RS spec flywheel (rather than the standard dual mass item). The suspension was updated with a height adjustable kit from H&R to offer superb handling in both on-track and road conditions. The car was beautifully optioned in Oak Green Metallic over a black leather interior. In addition, the car was heavily kitted out with RUF cosmetic upgrades that include RUF 19″ wheels, RUF Integrated Roll Cage, RUF Sport Seats, RUF Floor Mats (RUF logo in Yellow), RUF Yellow Brake Calipers, RUF Pedal Set, RUF Short Shift Knob, RUF Steering Wheel, RUF Front and Rear Bumper, RUF Doorsills, and of course, RUF Instruments. Other than sitting approximately 30mm lower than standard, you’d be forgiven for thinking the car was almost on its stock platform until it’s started; A turn of the key brings a glorious engine note booming from the tailpipes.

RUF figures give 0-100kph (62mph) in just 3.6 secs with a top speed of over 200mph. The powerful engine delivers its horsepower in a docile manner that is a pleasure around town, while the turbos will quickly make you feel as though you’re ready to make a pass down the Mulsanne Straight once you roll onto the accelerator. The absence of turbo-lag is supported by seemingly endless torque through the power band as the car delivers obscene amounts of power once you’ve crested 4000rpm, when the effects of 535 lb-ft of torque are felt launching you forward.

Mechanical maintenance was most recently done on the car in 2018, including a major engine out service for replacement of all filters and fluid, a brake service, new clutch, air conditioning service, wheel refinishing to the original Silver color as ordered when new and new tires and has since covered approximately 200 miles.

Being the ultimate generation air-cooled 911, this car is being offered today with performance figures that outclass even the most potent supercars of its era as well as carrying provenance that is second to none, having been built for the Porsche family.