An investment car needs a minimum of two things, one is rarity and the other is to be well known or famous.
RUF BTR fulfills all criteria by a wide margin to be classified as a good or a great investment car.
RUF BTR was one of the first production cars ever, if not the first one, to reach 300 km/h in 1984.
Production number from the RUF factory in Pfaffenhausen, Germany estimates to be close to 100 cars (both RUF vin and Porsche vin).
A flood destroys factory records from production time.
Above guarantees the model its legendary status and rarity together with some mysterious production numbers.
The legendary RUF BTR is a great car to invest in and at same time to enjoy driving.
Sold new in Germany 1988
Converted @ RUF Automobile GmbH Germany 1989
Exported to Sweden 2003
Only 3 users
Porsche books and documents from new
Lots of documents
Big service at RUF 2016
Member of RUF Registry
Service history from delivery: 5000 km, 19.000 km, 28.000 km, 36.000 km, 53.000 km, 66.000 km, 78.000 km, 87.000 km, 99.000 km, 100.000 km, 114.000 km
The Ruf BTR (Gruppe B Turbo RUF) is a sportscar built by Ruf Automobile of Germany starting 1983, based on the classic 1978-1989 Porsche 911, available in a narrow 911 or optional in a wide Turbo body configuration (the drag difference causing more than 12.5 mph (20 km/h) difference in top speed). It was powered by a 3.4 liter, flat-6 turbocharged engine, producing 480 N·m (350 lbf·ft) @ 4800 and 374 bhp (279 kW) @ 6000 rpm. It was coupled to a five-speed transmission, a six-speed transmission became available 1988 by request.
The Ruf BTR was the first car with Ruf VIN, construction of each vehicle began at the bare chassis level. About 20-30 were built this way, probably even more were converted from customer cars.
In 1984 a Ruf BTR won the "World's Fastest Cars" contest of the American car magazine Road & Track with a 16 km/h lead and also dominated the acceleration tests. It did 0-60 mph (97 km/h) in 4.7s, 0-100 mph (161 km/h) in 10.4s, 1⁄4 mile (402 m) in 13.3s reaching 110 mph (177 km/h) and managed a top speed of 186.2 mph (300 km/h).
At the next contest three years later the same car, with 211,000 trouble-free miles on the odometer, visited outside the competition and did 187 mph (301 km/h), still able to outperform most of the newer cars including Lamborghini Countach 5000 QV, AMG Hammer, Ferrari 288 GTO, Ferrari Testarossa and Isdera Imperator 108i, only the Porsche 959, a RS-Porsche and the Ruf CTR were faster.
In Auto, Motor und Sport 22/1984 a Ruf BTR set a new 0-100 km/h acceleration record for production cars tested by the magazine. It did 0-100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 4.6 seconds, 0-200 km/h (124.3 mph) in 15.5 seconds and 0-1,000 m (0.62 mi) in 23.0 seconds.
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