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Old 03-05-2010, 09:17 AM   #1
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RUF has unveiled the next generation RGT, the RGT-8.

Based on the current 997 Porsche 911, the RGT-8 "is powered by a completely new RUF designed V8 engine with a 180° crankshaft flatcrank." It features "four valves arranged spherically together with multipoint fuel injection [which] ensure optimal mixture conditions while the dry-sump system supplies the necessary lubrication." Boasting a capacity of 4.5-liters, the V8 produces 404 kW (542 hp / 549 PS) and 500 Nm (369 lb-ft) of torque.

To ensure maximum sportiness, RUF made the RGT-8 as light as possible. It comes with aluminum doors, an aluminum hood, a carbon fiber engine cover, and a carbon fiber rear spoiler. Other performance goodies include ceramic brakes, an integrated roll-cage, and 19-inch forged alloy wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup tires.

In terms of styling, the RGT-8 remains pretty faithful to the standard 911. However, if you want a more exclusive appearance, RUF offers a Frère package. Inspired by the 550 Coupe, that Paul Frère drove to victory in the 1953 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Frère package consists of redesigned front fenders, a unique front end, and special interior trim.
RUF is planning to launch the RGT-8 in 2011, so look for more information to be released later this year.

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Old 03-05-2010, 10:28 AM   #2
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I do not really like the idea of a V8 in a 911, but wow I can appreciate the craftsmanship.
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Old 03-05-2010, 10:29 AM   #3
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how does that fit?

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Old 03-05-2010, 11:18 AM   #4
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what POS interior!
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Old 03-05-2010, 11:22 AM   #5
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Is today April 1st?
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Old 03-05-2010, 11:59 AM   #6
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put this in the Cayman, then wow
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Old 03-05-2010, 12:18 PM   #7
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how does that fit?

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No **** huh. It must poke you in the back of the seats.
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Old 03-05-2010, 12:19 PM   #8
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Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait.


They designed their own V8?


RUF is officially insane now.

Seriously.
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Old 03-05-2010, 12:39 PM   #9
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Wow!!!! I'm very impressed!
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Old 03-05-2010, 12:49 PM   #10
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what POS interior!
It is a Boxster/Cayman dash (good... I like the round HVAC registers)

With weird gauges... that is a definite minus. It looks like a Mini gauge cluster gone wrong.

I wonder if this V8 is based on a Porsche V8, such as the previous Cayenne engine, and modified from that... But that thing is amazingly compact.

RUF does a lot of very cool stuff... but a clean sheet engine system that meets regs seems like a huge thing for a company that otherwise modifies existing platforms... albeit does that VERY well.

Part of me wishes that this RUF, as well as the Porsche 918 Spyder had a FLAT 8 engine... something a bit more unique than a V8, with true boxer attributes and smoothness. I would mention a boxer's short height... but that V8 is pretty darn short of height, too.
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Old 03-05-2010, 12:52 PM   #11
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what POS interior!
My thoughts exactly.
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Old 03-05-2010, 01:09 PM   #12
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It is a Boxster/Cayman dash (good... I like the round HVAC registers)

With weird gauges... that is a definite minus. It looks like a Mini gauge cluster gone wrong.
The seat bottoms are all wrong as far as I can tell from the picture.

My money is betting that it's a modified Cayenne motor, but who knows. RUF *is* officially insane!
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Old 03-05-2010, 02:50 PM   #13
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Put MORE weight behind the rear axle and make the front lighter? I'm scared schlitless just typing it...

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Old 03-05-2010, 05:12 PM   #14
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Put MORE weight behind the rear axle and make the front lighter? I'm scared schlitless just typing it...

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Supposedly the V8 weighs 80 lbs less.

http://www.autoblog.com/2010/03/03/g...8-porsche-911/
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Old 03-05-2010, 05:39 PM   #15
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This is so freakin' cool, and they used an MT not flappy paddles. RUF is so awesome. I like the interior, but the steering wheel is kind of sorry.
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Old 03-05-2010, 05:43 PM   #16
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The OP didn't mention a lighter motor, assumed that means heavier...I mean, isn't THAT the most important aspect of this new motor then? A twin turbo can make plenty of lag free power, so reducing weight, especially 80 lbs (!) is prolly the single most important feature. Although, I wonder how far they lowered the V8 so it doesn't ruin the whole point of a flat-6 configuration? LCG...
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Old 03-05-2010, 06:04 PM   #17
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120 HP/L, naturally aspirated, and lighter than the flat 6 motor it was shoehorned in place of?

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Old 03-05-2010, 07:20 PM   #18
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The OP didn't mention a lighter motor, assumed that means heavier...I mean, isn't THAT the most important aspect of this new motor then? A twin turbo can make plenty of lag free power, so reducing weight, especially 80 lbs (!) is prolly the single most important feature. Although, I wonder how far they lowered the V8 so it doesn't ruin the whole point of a flat-6 configuration? LCG...
If you look at the engine, they have actually done away with the belts and mounted all accessories as low as possible.
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Old 03-05-2010, 09:23 PM   #19
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all this thread needs is a sound clip of that v8 at full song
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Old 03-05-2010, 09:31 PM   #20
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I'm not a big fan of unobtainable cars, but this is pretty badass.
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Old 03-06-2010, 09:52 AM   #21
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must sound rediculous
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Old 03-06-2010, 01:27 PM   #22
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The C&D article said the motor is only 0.8 inches longer than the flat six, and the accessories are mounted in the cavities on either side of the crank. It has room for a later turbo even.

And the houndstooth fabric on the seats is a nod to Porsches of old.
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Old 03-06-2010, 05:21 PM   #23
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what POS interior!
my understanding is ruf is one of those companies that will happily change something to your liking (and happily charge you for it).

the base rgt cost around $250,000, if i recall correctly. about twice the price of the gt3.
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Old 03-06-2010, 05:48 PM   #24
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It even comes with stage 1 and 2 nitrous activation buttons on the steering wheel. Hopefully if won't cause damage to the manifold.

Kidding aside, it is a crazy feat to fit it in there. I need to hear a sound clip though. I hope it still has some good low grumble like the boxer engines.
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Old 03-06-2010, 09:30 PM   #25
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Meh, V8 in a 911 is old news.
http://www.renegadehybrids.com/911/911.html
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