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RUF History

In 1939 Alois Ruf Senior founded his firm, ‘Auto RUF’, a general automotive and mechanical repair shop in Pfaffenhausen’s Mindelheimer Strasse, where it remains to this very day. In January 1950, his son Alois entered the world.

To this day RUF remains a unique manufacturer and continues to source Porsche ‘bodies-in-white’ directly from Porsche to produce bespoke hand-built sports cars with their own special characteristics. Each RUF car is built specifically to the owner’s requirements. This means that each car is very different from another and carries its own RUF chassis number.

RUF also remains one of the world’s distinguished provider of first-class, authentic Porsche restoration services for all types of Porsche vehicles.

Scroll down to see RUF historic Milestones

OUR TIMELINE

2008
2008

2008

RUF Cars History: eRUF Coupe All-Electric Sports Car
RUF introduces the first all-electric sports car from Germany: The eRUF Coupè.
2007
2007

2007

RUF Cars History: RUF 3400K Launches for 25th Anniversary
The RUF 3400K is released to celebrate RUF’s 25th anniversary as a recognized manufacturer.
2007

2007

RUF Cars History: CTR3 Launches in 2007
The prototype of the latest CTR – the CTR3 is launched with a 700 hp bi-turbo mid-engine.
2006
2006

2006

RUF Cars History: RUF is a Member of the German VDA
RUF Automobile GmbH is a new member of the Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA – Germany).
2006

2006

RUF Cars History: RUK RK Coupe Launches in 2006
California 2006 – The RK Coupe is launched in collaboration with world-renowned design house StudioTorino.
2005
2005

2005

RUF Cars History: RUF RK Launches in 2005
The RUF RK Spyder is launched in Turin. A 420 BHP Supercharged motor is fitted.
2004
2004

2004

RUF Cars History: RT12 Presented at the Essen Motor Show in 2004
Essen Motor Show 2004 – RUF presents the latest RT12. 3.8 Litre Bi-Turbo with 650 BHP.
2004

2004

RUF Cars History: In 2004 RGT Launched with 395 BHP
RUF RGT is launched with a 395 BHP naturally-aspirated engine.
2002
2002

2002

The RTurbo becomes available with two BHP power upgrades, 550 BHP and 590BHP.
2002

2002

RUF Cars History: The 3400S Evolves to 3600S
The 3400S evolves into the 3600S. A 3.6 litre 345 BHP engine is fitted.