Who says RUF can’t make some refined and restrained posh models along with their wild bodykits and slantnoses of the same era.
This 1990 model was a classy AF upgrade in its day. So much so that the inhouse name for the 425HP stunner was The Ultimate.
This beauty’s condition today more than two decades later is nearly as good — and surely a drive feel that is a lot more rare.
1990 Porsche RUF BTR Carrera 4 Turbo
RM | Sotheby’s – AMELIA ISLAND 2019
- Full RUF BTR conversion with 425 hp; dubbed the “Ultimate”
- Built at the request of Frank, Marylyn, and Steve Beddor
- Noted hill-climb and track competition history
- Features EKS RUF electronic clutch system
- Extensive recent servicing
By the late 1980s, Alois Ruf’s eponymous German firm was no longer a mere Porsche tuner. Granted full manufacturer status by the German government, the tides had turned for RUF in the wake of its ferocious Yellowbird CTR that amped the Porsche 911 3.2 into a 213-mph monster.
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