2014 RUF RCT


2014 RUF RCT

2014 RUF RCT

RUF’s turbocharged cars have a proven track record, sustained over 37 years at the cutting edge of automotive technology and design. A milestone model in the RUF sequel is the RUF RCT, originally launched in 1994.

The abbreviation “RCT” stands for “RUF Carrera Turbo”. The performance gains achieved by transforming a normally-aspirated flat-six power-unit into a high-torque motor through RUF’s renowned turbo technology were enthusiastically received by devotees, clients and media alike.

The 2014 RCT pays sincere homage to its heritage. The RUF RCT’s new, intercooled twin-turbo 3.8-litre engine develops 525 hp (386 kW) @ 6.800 rpm. Maximum torque is 502 lb/ft (680 Nm), arriving @ 2.300 rpm and upward.

The RCT’s rear wing creates optimum downforce over the rear axle to further augment handling, whilst directing air to the rear-mounted intercooler.

The RUF RCT coupe can be configured with rear-wheel drive as well as an all-wheel drive powertrain. RUF’s vast options list for the RCT includes the famous IRC – or Integrated Roll Cage, custom suspension packages, as well as an enticing palette of bespoke colors.

In Detail

type Professionally Tuned Car
released at 2014 Geneva Motor Show
built at Germany
engine Flat-6
position Rear, Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
ignition Coil-On-Plug
block material Aluminum
valvetrain Chain-Driven DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl w/VVT
fuel feed Electronic Direct Injection
displacement 3800 cc / 231.89 in³
bore 102 mm / 4.02 in
stroke 77.5 mm / 3.05 in
power 386 kw / 517.6 bhp @ 6000 rpm
specific output 136.21 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 371.04 bhp per tonne
torque 680 nm / 501.5 ft lbs @ 2300 to 4500 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 7-Speed Manual or 7-Speed Automatic
gear ratios 3.91:1, 2.29:1, 1.55:1, 1.30:1, 1.08:1, 0.88:1, 0.71:1
final drive 3.44:1
top speed ~315 kph / 195.62 mph
urban fuel econ eu 16 L/100 km or 14.70 mpg-us
extra urban fuel econ eu 8.5 L/100 km or 27.67 mpg-us
combined fuel econ eu 11.8 L/100 km or 19.93 mpg-us
emission 274 g/km