Ruf “Bergmeister” prepared for a spirited drive up the hill
Ruf introduced a contemporary tribute to traditional Porsche hillclimb racers to The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, one of many marquee occasions of Monterey Automobile Week.
The Ruf RBS, or “Bergmeister,” was impressed by the Porsche 906, 909 Bergspyder, and 718 RS 60 Spyder race automobiles of the Nineteen Sixties, nevertheless it options styling from the more moderen 993-generation Porsche 911, with bodywork rendered in carbon fiber over a metal chassis. The objective was to resurrect a purer driving expertise from an easier time, and it is made to deal with a twisty street or a racetrack.
“After we began our personal cars in 1974 it was all for the joys of the drive,” firm founder Alois Ruf mentioned in an announcement. “Bergmeister embodies essentially the most elemental driving expertise.”
Rather than the streamlined tonneau cowl of the pair of 993 Speedsters constructed by Porsche, the Bergmeister will get an built-in rear spoiler. It additionally sports activities LED headlights that may be fitted to any 993 911, per Ruf.
The Bergmeister is powered by a rear-mounted 3.6-liter flat-6 with dry sump lubrication. Engineered by Ruf, it produces 443 hp and 442 lb-ft of torque. That energy is distributed to the rear wheels by way of a 6-speed guide transmission and limited-slip differential.
The open inside options Alcantara upholstery that extends to the steering wheel, and the game seats have Houndstooth inserts. It is a retro search for a automotive that’s meant to seize a classic really feel but with trendy elements that solely enhance the expertise.
Along with the worldwide debut of the Bergmeister, the Ruf SCR made its North American debut at The Quail. An homage to the unique 1978 Ruf SCR, it is powered by a naturally aspirated 4.0-liter flat-6 making 510 hp and 346 lb-ft of torque, and in addition has a 6-speed guide. Ruf hasn’t confirmed plans to promote both the Bergmeister or SCR within the U.S., however do not be stunned in the event that they flip up right here unannounced, just like the Ruf Final noticed earlier this 12 months.