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RUF Turbo R Is Now Available With Full Carbon Fiber Skin, It's Also Got 590 HP

Ruf, the German specialists that have their entire business model focused on Porsche, have announced an upgraded TurboR.
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The Porsche 911 993-based TurboR is now available for purchase with a “full carbon skin,” which translates into a kit made of carbon fiber body panels. Customers can also order the model with a 590 HP upgrade, which is more than enough for a car that is based on the 993 generation of Porsche’s iconic sports car.

The regular version of the Ruf Turbo R comes with a 3.6-liter engine that delivers 490 HP at 5,500 rpm, while its peak torque is 620 Nm (457.3 lb-ft), which is available at 4,500 rpm.

Power is conveyed to the wheels through a six-speed manual gearbox, and the top speed is 330 km/h (205 mph). The car is offered in an all-wheel-drive configuration, and Ruf has been offering this model since 1998.

The interior prides itself with RUF sports seats, a smaller steering wheel with a sporty design, and the signature green-lit instrument cluster. The cockpit is completed with an integrated roll cage that was inspired by the on of the CTR 2. The leather trim found inside this car is a custom design, and customers can request different colors and designs, because Ruf builds these cars by hand.

As usual, Ruf does not announce a price for its latest upgrade for the Porsche 911 of the 993 generation. However, interested buyers could contact the company to get a quote, but do not expect this to be cheap. We are writing about a specialized workshop that only builds tuned Porsche models, so be sure to have a healthy bank account before ordering one of these.

If it is not already evident, the Ruf Turbo R features an upgraded suspension, a modified braking system, and is lighter than the car it is based. The regular Ruf Turbo R was capable of accelerating from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 3.6 seconds, so the 590 HP should improve on that value, but it is not clear by what margin.

The reduced weight brought by the carbon fiber components is also expected to bring improvements, but the specialists at Ruf were not generous with details on the matter.



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