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Old 03-02-2010, 07:43 PM
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Exclamation The Good, The Amazing, and The Ugly - RUF V8 Engine

The Good:

See for yourself. It's powerful as hell too!





The Amazing:

It will be used in a Porsche, but not labeled by Porsche


The Ugly:

Many 911 Purists will be pissed off because it's going in a 911. HA HA! This should've happened a long time ago!



New RUF eight cylinder powerplant for the RGT-8
RUF is proud to present the brand new RGT-8 at the Geneva Motor Show, 04th -14th March 2010. This spectacular prototype vehicle is powered by a completely new RUF designed V8 engine with a 180° crankshaft “Flatcrank”. Four valves arranged spherically together with multipoint fuel injection ensure optimal mixture conditions while the dry-sump system supplies the necessary lubrication. The lightweight engine has a very compact design, has a capacity of 4.5 litres arranged as a V8 and delivers 404kW (550bhp)
@ 8500rpm and complements with a maximum torque of 500Nm
@ 5400rpm. At all stages of the design process, compactness and weight saving were of priority, the result of which is a total engine weight of less than 200kg. A 6 speed gearbox with shortened gear shift movement transfers the power to the rear axle. To ensure the best adhesion characteristics, the RGT-8 is supplied with
Michelin Pilot Sport Cup tires running on 19 inch RUF forged alloy wheels utilising a single central retaining nut.
The powertrain is rounded off with sturdy ceramic brakes as standard for optimal braking.


The current Porsche 911 forms the basis for the RGT-8 chassis which is then further optimised with bodywork components from RUF. As always, an integrated roll-cage is supplied delivering increased chassis stability and passive safety. In addition, we are pleased to offer a Frère package which enhances the standard vehicle with special front fenders, nose and dashboard components. The styling was inspired by the 550 Coupé with which Paul Frère, the Belgian race driver, won the best of class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1953.

The RUF RGT-8 production start is planned for 2011.

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I'm looking at the intake manifold design and am having delusions of EFI and ITB granjeur.
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I like the fact that it has a flat crank too
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how sweet is that engine song going to sound!!!
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No kidding. I wonder if they will do crate engines also for our brethren.
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No kidding. I wonder if they will do crate engines also for our brethren.
Uh huh... that engine and the attendant cost of modification/installation will cost much more than most of our 928's are worth.
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Originally Posted by mark kibort View Post
how sweet is that engine song going to sound!!!
Just like mine with the X pipe and 3" duals to the tips.. I'll rev it for ya when I get up there and you help me with the fender flares...!
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Originally Posted by Mongo View Post
The Good:

See for yourself. It's powerful as hell too!





The Amazing:

It will be used in a Porsche, but not labeled by Porsche


The Ugly:

Many 911 Purists will be pissed off because it's going in a 911. HA HA! This should've happened a long time ago!

So where's the ugy part.....
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i wonder if this is similar to the RS spyder engine that Porsche just put into their hybrid Porsche 918 Spyder, only rebadged as a RUF.

That engine design is pure race car, thats not in anyway a production engine. (Although it sounds like they will mass produce it)

Actually that engine should have been put into a boxster or cayman, why they put it in a 911, I have no idea!
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Originally Posted by Bill Swift View Post
Uh huh... that engine and the attendant cost of modification/installation will cost much more than most of our 928's are worth.
I think they get over $100,000 for their 6cylinder twin turbo 650 engine....RUF is never shy about charging ! their tubo exhaust is about $8,000 just exhaust no turbos !
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Just as a comparison, this small block Ford pushrod engine weighs almost exactly the same (440 pounds) with aluminum heads. For extra money, you can get an aluminum block that is just a little lighter. The "kit price" is for the stroker kit to install into your engine.

Not quite the "bling factor", is it?

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Bore: 4.060”
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Rod Type: Eagle H-Beam
Rod Length: 5.400”
Rod Ratio: 1.74:1
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Old 03-03-2010, 12:44 PM
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Gheez Wally that is just the short block you need another $1,000 for some good alloy heads...
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I cannot begin to imagine the problems that a newly designed engine would have. I wouldn't want to help them work out the bugs. Not that I could ever afford that engine anyway.
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Hey if someone can afford it, they can afford to work out the problems.

I haven't heard of any issues internally with RUF engines, but then again if the company isn't as mainstream as Porsche, their problems aren't really out there to 'google.'
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