2014 Ruf’s RCT is an unhinged Porsche 911 Turbo without the all-wheel drive safety net

2014 ruf rct

Ruf has built a reputation as the ultimate Porsche tuner with cars like the CTR “Yellowbird”, a manic, modified 911 that was as fast as most supercars of its time.

The company unveiled its latest model – the 2014 RCT – at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. It’s also painted yellow, perhaps as a warning.

Like its predecessor, the RCT (Ruf Carrera Turbo) isn’t for the faint of heart. It’s based on the current 991-chassis 911, and it’s turbocharged. Unlike the factory’s 911 Turbo, though, it’s available with rear-wheel drive.

Power comes from a twin-turbocharged and intercooler version of the 3.8-liter flat-six from the 911 Carrera S. It produces 525 horsepower and 502 pound-feet of torque, which is slightly more than the standard 911 Turbo’s 520 hp. With 560 hp, the Turbo S wipes the floor with both cars.

A seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission is the only gearbox choice, but buyers will be able to choose between rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive.

With the fate of the 911 GT2 uncertain, this may be the only opportunity for Porsche buyers to experience the depravity of a turbocharged 911 without the safety net of all-wheel drive traction.

The RCT’s 0 to 62 mph time of 3.5 seconds isn’t quite as fast as the Turbo’s but its top speed of 196 mph is identical. However, without the Turbo’s more sophisticated aerodynamic aids, the ride should be a lot more lively, especially in rear-drive cars.

In addition to its yellow paint (other colors will presumably be offered) the RCT is distinguished from a stock 911 Carrera by a more aggressive front air dam, rear spoiler with integrated air intake, and custom wheels.

Pricing and U.S. availability have not been announced, but don’t expect this yellow missile to be cheap.


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