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Geneva Motor Show: RUF Porsche 911 RGT-8


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This lime green Porsche 911 RGT-8 was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show from the RUF car tuning specialists. Looking like a solid build, the most suprising thing about this project is that it doesn’t use a Porsche engine! Instead, the tuners modified an in-house 4.5-liter V8 powerplant to produce some impressive numbers. With this innovative design, and compact engine, the Porsche 911 power increase shows 550 hp at 8,500 rpm, and 500 Nm of torque at 5,400 rpm. RUF was able to shave off 200 kg with the customizations under the hood, and even gave the race car a dry-sump lubrication system which is effective under all driving conditions.

The power from the V8 is transferred through a 6-speed manual gearbox that offers shorter shifts to send the torque to the rear wheels. For added performance, the RUF Porsche 911 RGT-8 received the tuning firms forged wheel package that has a single central retaining nut, and come wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport Cup tires. Providing sufficient stopping power, the Porsche super car was hooked up with a ceramic braking system. RUF stated that this build was inspired by the 550 coupe which won Le Mans race back in 1953.

As for the aerodynamic parts, the Porsche 911 received aluminum doors and a front hood, while the engine hood and rear spoiler were made of carbon fiber to save extra weight. Luckily, inside the bright green Porsche are few green accents, besides the instrument cluster. Instead, a full roll cage supports the frame for racing and improved safety. Minor modifications to the dashboard were made with aftermarket components.

[Source: 4wheelsnews]

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