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RUF offers resto-mod program for Porsche 964

German company promises supercar performance levels

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RUF Automobile, the German company known for producing Porsche-based supercars and resto-mod classics, is accepting orders for its new effort giving air-cooled Porsche 964 models “modern supercar performance” capabilities.

Porsche produced the 964 generation of its 911 model from 1989-1994. They were the first 911s to offer all-wheel drive and Tiptronic automatic transmissions.

For their donor car and €350,000 ($425,000), RUF says customers will receive a RUF RCT Evo with a turbocharged engine rated at 425 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque.  

Porsche 964

Customers also have the option of a RUF’s carbon-fiber body “for better aerodynamics and less weight, while optional carbon-ceramic brakes, center-lock wheels and an integrated roll cage complete the package,” the company said.

“While the technology has evolved since 1990, the formula for a fun car has not,” added Estonia Ruf, co-owner of the family run business. “The RCT takes that formula and turns up the dial. 

“The car has the same feeling you might expect from a 964, but with more power and less weight for a higher over-all performance. The recipe didn’t change, the ingredients just got better.”

Porsche 964

RUF was founded as a general service garage in 1939 by Alois Ruf Sr. The company expanded, in 1955 building full-size tourist buses and in 1963 began specializing in Porsche vehicles, and in 1975 launched its first RUF-enhanced Porsches. 

For more information, visit the RUF website.

Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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