1981RUF Automobile received the prestigious and coveted Manufactures’ Certification from the German Federal Vehicle Offices
1983The company’s first “work of art,” representing the culmination of RUF engineering advancements for the 911, was brought together with the introduction of the RUF BTR. This model, with a 3.4 liter turbo engine of 374 bhp and five speed transmission, was available in either a narrow body or turbo body configuration
1984The RUF BTR breaks the 300 km/h limit in a "World's fastest cars"- test of the american car magazine "Road & Track". The sports car was measured with 306 km/h in Ehra-Lessien.
1987Developments continued at an increasing pace and the newest RUF high speed sports car, the CTR, received its certification for normal road use. This incredible car, a 469 bhp twin turbo coupé, exceeded the top speed world record for production cars on the Nardo Racetrack at a rate of 342 km/h!
1988We became an approved manufacturer with the U.S. authorities for safety and emissions (NHTSA and EPA).
1988New developments continued and the CTR and BTR became available with a six speed RUF transmission.
1991The RUF BR followed; a single turbo debutante with an increase of 40 bhp over stock to 360 bhp.
1993The Ruf Carrera Turbo (RCT) is presented. The turbo engine delivers a maximum power of 370 hp. A smooth power delivery and driving flexibility are what the RCT is known for. Motronic anddouble ignition facilitates a very ecological fuel consumption. The "big brother", RCT EVO, is available with a maximum power of 425 hp one year later.
1996For the first time ever, carbon brake discs and 19” forged magnesium wheels are used in a road legal sports car. The RUF CTR 2 engine even meets the stringent US emissions standard with an excellent performance and many favourable 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 air box 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,
1999The RUF 3400 S, unveiled at this years Essen Motor Show, enhanced the power available to the Boxster line. The 3400 S produces 310 bhp by using an upgraded Carrera engine.
2000The new millennium still sees RUF covering niche markets for customers with special requirements. That’s why the 385 bhp RUF RGT, which is build on the basis of the 996 Carrera, comes with a normal aspirated engine with a dry oil sump and a separate oil tank. It was certified for sale in the United States.
2001following along with our turbo traditions, the Rturbo is 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.
2002We 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.
2002The more powerful RUF Rturbo having 550 bhp in 2002 and having 590 bhp in 2003 is now available.
2004In spring, 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
2004At the Essen Motor Show in November this year, RUF presents the RUF Rt 12. This latest RUF turbo is based on the 997 Carrera, with a 650 bhp 3.8 liter twin turbo engine.
2005This year in June we and STUDIOTORINO present in Turin the RUF RK Spyder with a 3.8 litre Compressor engine, that provides 420 bhp.
2006The world premier of the RUF RK Coupé based on a body made by STUDIOTORINO and a 440 PS strong 3,8-Liter-supercharged-engine takes place in California.
2006We are affiliated to the VDA (The German Association of the Automotive Industry).
2007We present the proto type of the latest super sports automobile from Pfaffenhausen: the RUF CTR 3. The RUF CTR3 is an independent development with technical highlights like the 700 hp bi-turbo mid engine with a sequential shift six speed gearbox. The mid engine design provides exceptional balance and agile handling while the longer wheel base provides better driving stability at high speed.
2007On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of experience as an international authorised car manufacturer RUF built the edition model 3400 K – a Compressor sports car which is available in two body versions: as a Coupé and a Roadster.
2008In October we present the first German electric automobile: the proto type eRUF.
2009We announce for the further development of the eRUF the cooperation with Siemens AG. The new eRUF Roadster’s output is 270 kW (367 bhp) and a torque of more than 900 Nm. It accelerates in only five seconds from 0 – 100 km/h, the top speed is 250 km/h. The cruising range is 250 km.
2009The successor of the Rt 12, the Rt 12 S, is introduced. The “S” has an advanced standard equipment with integrated roll cage and a ceramic brake system. The output of the twin turbo engine was upgraded to 504 kW / 685 hp. Top speed is at 360 km/h and a maximum torque of 880 Nm.
2009The luxury SUV of RUF is called Dakara. Exterior and interior live up to highest expectations. The 911 front lights give a sports automobile look to the Dakara. Wider fenders and the 22” five spoke aluminium wheels make it look powerful. The V8 turbo engine has 441 kW (600 bhp).
2011The refined bi-turbo Boxer engine of the Rt 12 R generates 537 kW (730 hp) at a maximum torque of 940 Nm and comes with a 6-speed manual gearbox. The weight reduced model has the right features for motorsports and has been concieved for club events on the racetrack.
2012The Rt 35 Anniversary sends its Turbo power only to the rear wheels. The engine produces 630 hp and is available with the double-clutch-transmission ensuring outstanding performance and driver comfort. The name is derived from RUF's 35 year history and expertise with turbo-charged engines.
2012The CTR3-Clubsport has a special look with accents of carbon fiber at the fenders, sills, boot lid and the air duct on the roof. A rigid rear spoiler completes the Clubsport package. With its outstanding handling characteristics and poweroutput (777 hp maximum power) the CTR 3 Clubsport is the top model of the RUF car range.
2013Through continuous improvement, the S series now packs an additional 20 bhp, so output currently totals 650 bhp. RUF’s integrated roll cage has been specially developed and configured to form a key element of the car’s standard equipment. The roll cage is constructed of high-strength steel and provides increased torsional rigidity and a high degree of passive safety for passengers. For better drivability, higher downforce and balanced handling in fast curves, the Rt 35 S now sports a fixed, aerodynamically-optimized rear wing.
2015For open-air enthusiasts we now offer the Turbo Florio, the perfect symbiosis of turbo engine and safety convertible. Leaving nothing to be desired, it combines the benefits of a
civilized RUF Turbo chassis with a staggering 645 hp power output, along with the heady pleasures of top-down motoring. The roll-over safety bar that separates the convertible top from the fixed rear glass window determines the overall appearance and character of this car.
2015The RGT 4.2 maintains a long tradition of Ruf supercars with its fabulous driving performance. Unveiled in 2000, the first RGT was characterised by its powerful, torquey normally-aspirated flat-six engine. With all-up weight significantly reduced and a sports-oriented suspension system, the RGT was an extremely impressive machine. In 2015, the RGT remains true to its original concept, though its external appearance is clearly more athletic. The wheel arches are more bulbous and the front facade presents huge round air intakes for more effective cooling. Propulsion is provided by its virile 4.2-litre six-cylinder, normally-aspirated engine, developing 525bhp and 500Nm of torque, featuring dry sump lubrication with external oil tank. Without doubt, a proper driving machine
2016The Ruf Turbo R limited is A tribute to our world famous “Turbo R” that debuted in the year of 1998 almost two decades ago. . The six-cylinder boxer engine has in its base a twin-turbo engine, which develops from 3.6 liters no less than 620 hp at 6800 rpm / min , The power flows through a single-plate dry clutch on the manual transmission six-speed gearbox with integrated limited slip differential for the rear-wheel drive. On request, the Turbo R Limited is also available with all-wheel drive. The performance instills awe. Fully extended, the Turbo R Limited has a top speed of 339 km /h- 212MPH like its predecessor.
2016The Ruf Turbo R limited is A tribute to our world famous “Turbo R” that debuted in the year of 1998 almost two decades ago. Winning the renowned world fastest car event, that was organized by Road & Track reaching the overall top speed of 339Km/h – 212MPH. Limited means in this case seven because only seven RUF TURBO R Limited will be manufactured.
2017A weight-to-power ratio of only 3.46 lbs per horsepower, a first-ever rear-wheel drive bespoke carbon fiber monocoque chassis and an incredibly powerful engine are only some of the ingredients that make the latest CTR such a compelling work of automotive art.Design inspiration comes directly from the 1987 Yellow Bird’s focus on aerodynamic efficiency. The silhouette, narrow body, rear air inlets and fascias are all direct nods to company heritage. Technological sophistication starts with the skin, which is made completely of carbon fiber. For the first time, the chassis beneath that surface – also made of carbon fiber – is a proprietary RUF design. The front crash structure is built with lightweight, steel as is the integrated roll cage that are both designed to maximize occupant safety. In total, the extensive use of modern materials allows for an extremely light dry weight of 1,200 kg (2,640 lbs).