Geneva 2011 RUF RT12R

Tuesday we had a preview at this car, which followed by an official release of the RUF RT12R at the Geneva Motor Show today.

Based on the Porsche 997, RT12 R is the next generation RT12 S. The RT12 R is specially designed for racing and is extremely lightweight. It weighs only 1495kg and has a 3.8 liter twin-turbo engine. The total output is 730hp at 7,000rpm and a maximum torque of 940Nm at 3,500rpm. The top speed is over 370km/h.

Significant features include a higher front fender for both aerodynamics and aesthetics. Like the RT12 S the R has a wide rear with additional air inlets. The ceramic brake discs measure a diameter of 380mm front and 350mm rear. The forged aluminium wheels have central locking and size 9J x 19 front and 12J x 19 rear. The rims are outfitted with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup tyres, 245/35 ZR 19 front and 325/30 ZR 19 rear.

The RT 12 is also available as a S-version, with 620hp and with the option of a PDK gearbox as well as the six-speed manual.

The RT12 R costs 279,000 euro excluding taxes.

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