2012 RUF RGT-8

The RGT 8, first introduced here at Geneva in 2010, is now available based on the new Porsche 991 platform. The RGT 8 features the “all RUF”, naturally aspirated V8 that produces 550 hp. The flexibility of the V8 engine delivers extraordinary performance and a sound track that only a high‑revving, flat‑crank V8 can produce.

The V8 engine was inspired by racing technology and features hemispherically arranged valves, 180 degree “flat” crankshaft, dry sump lubrication and direct drive ancillaries eliminating all drive belts. The RGT 8 is available with only a six-speed manual transmission powering the rear wheels.

In Detail

type Professionally Tuned Car
released at 2012 Geneva Motor Show
built at Germany
engine RUF V8
position Rear, Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
ignition Coil-On-Plug
block material Aluminum
valvetrain Chain-Driven DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl w/VVT
displacement 4499 cc / 274.55 in³
power 405 kw / 543.1 bhp @ 8500 rpm
specific output 120.72 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 389.32 bhp per tonne
torque 500 nm / 368.8 ft lbs @ 4000 rpm
body / frame Unitary Steel & Aluminum Monocoque w/Aluminum Panels
driven wheels RWD
wheel type Cast Alloy
front tires 245/35 ZR 20
rear tires 295/30 ZR 20
front brakes Ventilated Discs w/6-Piston Aluminum Calipers
f brake size 34 x 340 mm / 1.34 x 13.4 in
rear brakes Ventilated Discs w/6-Piston Aluminum Calipers
r brake size 28 x 330 mm / 1.1 x 13.0 in
front wheels F 50.8 x 21.6 cm / 20 x 8.5 in
rear wheels R 50.8 x 27.9 cm / 20 x 11 in
steering Rack & Pinion w/Power Assist
f suspension MacPherson Struts w/Coil Springs, PASM Dampers, Anti-Roll Bar
r suspension Multi-Link w/Coil Springs, PASM Dampers, Anti-Roll Bar
curb weight 1395 kg / 3076 lbs
wheelbase 2450 mm / 96.5 in
front track 1538 mm / 60.6 in
rear track 1516 mm / 59.7 in
length 4491 mm / 176.8 in
width 1808 mm / 71.2 in
height 1295 mm / 51.0 in
transmission 6-Speed Manual
top speed ~318 kph / 197.48 mph
urban fuel econ eu 19.7 L/100 km or 11.94 mpg-us
extra urban fuel econ eu 9.8 L/100 km or 24.00 mpg-us
combined fuel econ eu 12.9 L/100 km or 18.23 mpg-us
emission 298 g/km