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Ruf Rt 35, Ruf CTR 3 Clubsport, Ruf RXL, Ruf RGT 8 unveiled at Geneva

Porsche tuner and vehicle manufacturer Ruf Automobile has unveiled four new models – the Ruf Rt 35, Ruf CTR 3 Clubsport, Ruf RXL, Ruf RGT 8 – at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland.

Celebrating the Ruf Turbo’s 35-year anniversary, the Ruf Rt 35 Anniversary special is based on the 2012 991 Porsche 911. It features a 3.8-litre twin-turbo flat-six engine producing 464kW and 825Nm. It’s matched up to a seven-speed PDK dual clutch transmission. Top speed is rated at 330km/h.

The Anniversary model comes with a bespoke bodykit, tastefully extending on the 991 911’s design theme, painted in an interesting soft metallic green. There’s a neat rear spoiler at the rear, side skirts, and a more aggressive front bumper with various intakes. The Ruf Rt 35 also features Ruf’s trademark engine induction vents on the rear haunches.

Next is the Ruf CTR 3 Clubsport. This is Ruf’s own vehicle per se, it’s based on a number of Porsche vehicles including the Cayman and 911, only this Clubsport version features an exposed and very chunky carbon fibre bodykit.

Power comes from a 3.8-litre twin-turbo flat-six engine producing a whopping 552kW and 960Nm, matched up to a six-speed manual transmission. Top speed is rated at 370km/h.

Next up is the Ruf RXL. This is based on the Porsche Panamera. It’s a more luxurious model but it also maintains a serious level of performance. The body is stretched 400mm along the wheelbase for increased room in the rear. It also gets 22-inch Ruf alloy wheels, and is powered by a 4.8-litre V8 engine producing 309kW and 520Nm. Top speed is rated at 280km/h.

Lastly, but certainly not least, is the new Ruf RGT 8. This is the V8 911 model, only it is now based on the new 2012 991 Porsche 911. It features a unique bodykit and alloy wheels, and an in-house Ruf 4.5-litre naturally aspirated V8 engine. The engine uses a flat-plane crankshaft, dry sump lubrication, and reaches its maximum power of 405kW at a screaming 8500rpm. Torque is rated at 500Nm. Power is transferred through a six-speed manual transmission and into the rear wheels.

Wouldn’t you just love to have this fine collection of cars in your garage?

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.

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