Porsche tuner turned supercar manufacturer, RUF Automobile, has recently announced the opening of its new North American headquarters in Miami, Florida.
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Quite a few enthusiast favorites crossed the auction block this past weekend at Mecum in Kissimmee, Florida. Some a tad more eclectic than others. One lot in particular that piqued our interest was one that is very near and dear to our hearts: a 1988 Ruf BTR.
There are countless tuners in Europe and in the United States who specialize in making minor aesthetic modifications to high-end cars. Based in Germany, Ruf stands out from the pack by designing and building a large catalog of parts in-house in order to make Porsches lighter and faster. Ruf’s upgrades are so comprehensive that the company is considered a full-fledged automaker in its home country.
The first CTR to feature a mid-engine layout instead of a rear-engine one (the car is build on a Porsche Cayman, rather than a 911, this time around), RUF tells us that the commonality with the former Yellowbirds is the CTR3’s pureness as a driving tool.
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With the release of the new 991 series Porsche 911, RUF is planning on creating their updated version of the RUF Roadster as a 2013 model, according to a recent report from Road & Track.