2007 Ruf RK Coupe


2007 Ruf RK Coupe

2007 Ruf RK Coupe

August, 18 2006, Carmel, California – The RK Coupe is the natural evolution of the RKSpyder which was presented in summer 2005. It is the perfect blend between German technology and Italian style. It will be limited to 49 vehicles and available also in the US .

The most striking feature of this custom- built car is its subtle and yet massive changes that are equally noticeable and unnoticeable. The design gives the car its well- balanced uniqueness and beauty.

The 440 horse power Coupe blends the balance of a mid engine power plant with chassis stiffness elegant curve lines and the perfect handling to make the RK Coupe a truly world class performer.

The RK stands for RUF KOMPRESSOR. The basis of this compressor engine is a centrifugal compressor with a planetary gearbox – a kind of mechanical turbo charger, which is driven mechanically by a Poly-Rip belt. The maximum boost is 0.7 bar. The engine has RUF designed intake manifolds with integrated intercoolers, new injectors, sports catalytic converters and a RUF electronic engine management system. The water-cooled charge cooler has a cooling water circuit with an electric water pump from the water cooler in the front spoiler.

The supercharged 3.8 litre engine of the RUF RK Coupe provides a 440 bhp (324 kW) at 7,000 RPM and 470 Nm torque at 5,500 RPM.
The acceleration from 0 – 100 km/h (0 – 62 mph) of the 3.8 litre RK Coupe with a RUF compressor engine takes only 4.3 sec., from 0 – 200 km/h (0 – 125 mph) only 13.0 sec. The maximum speed is 304 km/h (190 mph).

In Detail

submitted byRichard Owen
price $ $245 000 USD
engineRUF Opposed-6 w/Dry Sump Lubrication
positionMid Longitudinal
aspirationRUF Supercharger
valvetrainDOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl w/VVT
fuel feedSequential Multi-Point Fuel Injection
displacement3824 cc / 233.4 in³
compression10.0:1
power328.1 kw / 440 bhp @ 7000 rpm
specific output115.06 bhp per litre
bhp/weight312.94 bhp per tonne
torque470 nm / 346.7 ft lbs @ 5500 rpm
body / frameUnit Steel w/Aluminum & Carbon Fiber Panels
front tires235/35 ZR 19 Dunlop SP Sport Maxx
rear tires275/35 ZR 19 Dunlop SP Sport Maxx
front brakesDiscs w/Brembro 6-Piston Calipers
f brake sizex 350 mm / x 13.8 in
rear brakesDiscs w/Brembro 4-Piston Calipers
r brake sizex 299 mm / x 11.8 in
f suspensionMcPherson Struts w/Transverse & Longitudinal Arms, Coil-Over-Dampers
r suspensionMcPherson Struts w/Transverse & Longitudinal Arms, Coil-Over-Dampers
curb weight1406 kg / 3100 lbs
wheelbase2415 mm / 95.1 in
front track1525 mm / 60.0 in
rear track1525 mm / 60.0 in
length4329 mm / 170.4 in
width1801 mm / 70.9 in
height1250 mm / 49.2 in
transmission5 or 6-Speed Manual w/Optional TipTronic 5-Speed
gear ratios3.311:1, 1.95:1, 1.41:1, 1.13:1, 0.97:1, 0.82:1, :1
final drive3.88:1
top speed~305.8 kph / 190 mph
0 – 60 mph~3.9 seconds
0 – 100 mph~9.4 seconds