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Here's one racing a RUF CTR, which itself can do 0-100mph in under 7 secs [:O]

 

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Someone please tell me the difference between a RUF and a Porsche? Is RUF the company name? Been bugging me since Gran Turismo days [:D]

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RUF is  an approved porsche tuner (kinda). Basically they buy the cars from Porsche, mess around with them and then resell them as RUF's (with porsche consent).
 

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RUF is an approved porsche tuner (kinda). Basically they buy the cars from Porsche, mess around with them and then resell them as RUF's (with porsche consent).
Cheers fella, knew it was something like that!! [:$] LOL
 

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The veyron has a top speed of 250MPH [:O] and even that is only due to a limiter

take it out and it should do around the 300 MPH according to them[:|]

and if i remember when it was on top gear it will only go into 7th gear when it is doing around 215MPH and will do a full tank of go go juice in about 15 min at top speed LOL

16 cylinders

4 Turbos

6 intercoolers

And the small matter of 1001BHP

That would nail just about anything on the road i would think
 

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The fact I find staggering is that the Veyron makes at least 1000 BHP minimum (ie in hot weather) but can make upto +150BHP more in cooler air conditions... thats all my car can make[:|]
 

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The veyron has a top speed of 250MPH [:O] and even that is only due to a limiter

take it out and it should do around the 300 MPH according to them[:|]
I thought the car was capable of a few more mph than the quoted top speed but is limited due to the tyres only being rated at the top MPH?
 

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Someone please tell me the difference between a RUF and a Porsche? Is RUF the company name? Been bugging me since Gran Turismo days [:D]

Carl
RUF take a Porsche & make it better.

They are actualy accertified as a manufacturer, you wont find any Porsche badging in a RUF modified car either

Some words about them.............

Developments continued at an increasing pace and in 1987 the newest RUF high speed sports car, the CTR, received its certification for normal road use. This incredible car, a 469 bhp twin turbo coup?, exceeded the top speed world record for production cars on the Nardo Racetrack at a rate of 342 km/h!! It was at the time, and still today, a truly astonishing pace. In addition, this same year RUF Automobile GmbH became an approved manufacturer with the U.S. authorities for safety and emissions (NHTSA and EPA).

New developments continued and the CTR and BTR became available with a six speed RUF transmission. Following the success of the 17 inch wheel design, further work led to the introduction of 18 and 19 inch wheels which incorporated the same safety features as were originally on the CTR.

Based on the recently introduced Porsche the 964 Carrera 2 and the Carrera 4, the RUF BTR followed soon thereafter; a single turbo debutante with an increase of 40 bhp over stock to 360 bhp. In steadfast RUF tradition, improvements were made in all areas of the car, including an increase in comfort. In 1992 the RUF BTR became available with the Electronic Clutch System, or EKS, which was developed in partnership with Fichtel and Sachs. EKS provides all the advantages of being able to enjoy the sportiness of shifting gears but without the tiresome clutch pedal in pesky stop-and-go traffic or in high speed conditions. It is sporty yet comfortable, with consistently flawless clutch engagement.

In 1993, two new single turbo engines of 3.6 and 3.8 liter displacement became available to the RUF and Porsche enthusiast. These engines were controlled by the latest Motronic systems which supply exact fuel needs for improved fuel economy and reduced emissions while still providing outstanding power. Ten years after the CTR?s presentation, the time was right for a successor: Just like the Yellow Bird presented in 1987, the CTR 2 sported an array of technically innovative features underlining its deserved position atop the RUF model range.

For the first time ever, carbon brake discs and 19? forged magnesium wheels were used in a road legal sports car. The RUF CTR 2 engine even met the stringent US emissions standard with an excellent performance and many favorable press reports. The 3.6 liter flat six twin turbo?s peak power output was tuned to 520 bhp at 5,800 rpm. Beyond its aerodynamic value, the CTR 2?s rear wing served as an airbox with an integrated inlet to feed the twin intercoolers. Beginning a new tradition, the RUF CTR 2 had an integrated roll cage completely fit into the interior of the car, in contrast to the old bulky ones used in racing. This added an additional measure of safety without sacrificing ease of entry into and exit from the car. In 1997, the CTR 2 Sport was offered, with a light-weight construction to emphasize the sport concept from its name.

For the Porsche 993 twin turbo, RUF offers with its turboR an increase in performance to 490 bhp since 1997. In numerous tests against the best high-powered sports cars, this car was the winner in the sector of drivability, performance and maximum speed.

With the introduction of the water-cooled 996 and Boxster model generation came new prospects for future RUF products. The RUF 3400 S, unveiled at the 1999 Essen Motor Show, enhanced the power available to the Boxster line. The 3400 S produced 310 bhp by using an upgraded engine, transplanted out of the existing 996, while still maintaining the same reliability demanded by RUF customers.

The new millennium still sees RUF covering niche markets for customers with special requirements. That?s why the 385 bhp RUF RGT, which was built on the basis of the 996 Carrera, came to be with a normal aspirated engine with a dry oil sump with a separate oil tank. It was certified for sale in the United States.

In 2001, following along with RUF?s turbo traditions, the Rturbo was launched; a car with 520 bhp and capable of a top speed of over 345 km/h. Customer options are nearly limitless: they have the choice of Carrera body shell, wide body turbo shell, or sport version (extreme wide body). There is also the option for an Rturbo cabriolet.

For the model year 2002, RUF created the logical evolution of the 3400 S: the 3600 S. Powered by the optimized 3.6 liter naturally aspirated engine of the 996 Carrera (with up to 345 bhp), the 3600 S betters the concept of the comfortably powerful roadster even further through the combination of a uniquely designed exhaust system, rear carbon fiber undertray, and advanced frontal aerodynamics.

Additionally, RUF created the next more powerful RUF Rturbo having 550 bhp in 2002 and having 590 bhp in 2003.

In spring 2004, the sports version of the RUF RGT having 395 bhp and principally being made for the American market revived the philosophy of the pure sportiness of the 911 Carrera from 1973: A light construction along with a naturally aspirated engine. The rear spoiler design of the sporty RGT stylistically follows the fashion of 1973 in honor of the father of all sporty 911s.

For modern sports cars, there is often not enough ground clearance especially in city traffic. In summer 2004, RUF began offering a sport suspension that is hydraulically height adjustable and offers 50 millimeters more ground clearance by pressing a button at speeds up to 60 kilometers per hour.

At the Essen Motor Show in November 2004, RUF presented the RUF Rt 12. This latest RUF turbo is based on the 997 Carrera, with a 650 bhp 3.8 liter twin turbo engine. Additionally, RUF celebrated the opening of its US dealership in Dallas.

In June 2005 RUF and STUDIOTORINO present in Turin the RUF RK Spyder with a 3.8 litre Kompressor engine, that provides 420 bhp

http://www.ruf-automobile.de/content.php?seite=seiten/home_en.php&rubrik=&id=&lang=en
 

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I read they are making a faster one. I would love to know which would be faster a Zonda or a Veyron around Silverstone GP. I think the Zonda is the lightest of the super cars. There is a fantastic clip on the Evo website!

Its got 11 radiators, lets hope they don't suffer from the mk iv fans pulsing to high speed problem, can you imagine the noise!!!
 

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The TOP SPEED of the car is a little over 300MPH

but as a safty issue it is limited at 250 MPH if that is any safer LOL
Not sure where you are getting a top speed of 300mph from, like I said earlier I thought the top speed

was 7 or 8mph faster but is limited to 253/254mph

Been having a scout around on the net (yes I am bored at work!)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bugatti_Veyron

http://www.diseno-art.com/encyclopedia/vehicles/road/cars/Bugatti_Veyron.html

http://www.reference.com/browse/wiki/Bugatti_Veyron
 

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The veyron has a top speed of 250MPH [:O] and even that is only due to a limiter

take it out and it should do around the 300 MPH according to them[:|]
I thought the car was capable of a few more mph than the quoted top speed but is limited due to the tyres only being rated at the top MPH?
I've read in a few articles that the limit is down to the tyres, never heard of anything like 300mph before
 

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and how does a guy that age get hold of a RUF CTR????
I'm wondering if he's the younger of the father and son team i've seen racing at Elvington, York - they have one each, with the father having a more modern day version!! They got a mention in EVO magazine a couple of months back as well i think - took the yellow bird (CTR) out round the 'ring
 

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One of my friends is working on the construction of RUF's new Middle East Manufacturing plant (he's looking after the budget side of things) and regularly meets with Mr & Mrs RUF and has been invited to visit them in Germany [:)]

Apparently Mr Ruf meets all of his customers when they have a car built and is a true enthusiast when it comes to cars
 
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