Based on the rear-drive 964 Turbo, the RUF BR2 engine developed 360hp at 5750RPM, with maximum torque of 343lbft available at 5000rpm. For this car, RUF chose the narrow Carrera body, which allowed an approximately 12mph higher top speed. RUF installed a front air dam, which proved even more stability at high speeds. To reduce wind noise, RUF offered an A-pillar fairing, painted body colour, which was cemented into the cutters at the windscreen edges. To house the intercooler, a 911 Turbo rear spoiler was mounted on the engine lid. The left side of the rear fascia had a cut-out for a second tailpipe which was the outlet for the turbocharger waste-gate, vented through an uncontrolled catalytic converter.
The RUF six-speed manual transmission was optionally fitted with the EKS electronic clutch system, and so operated without a clutch pedal. This system was a joint development of RUF and Fitchel & Sachs. When the gear lever was moved, an electric actuator operated the clutch automatically. EKS combined the comfort of an automatic transmission in city stop-and-go traffic, with the sports car pleasure of a manual transmission.
The RUF sport suspension was sports tuned with shorter, firmer springs, Bilstein gas-pressure shock absorbers, and modified anti-roll bars. For the brake system, RUF selected ventilated, cross-drilled discs and large four-piston aluminum fixed calipers. Inside, lightweight appointments were immediately apparent simply covered door panels, lightweight shell seats, deleted rear seats and rear trim. The result of all these measures was an empty weight of 2985lbs.
With EKS, the BR2 accelerated to 62mph in just 4.4 seconds. Top speed was 188mph.