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Geneva 2012: Raucous Ruf RGT8. Image by Newspress.

Geneva 2012: Raucous Ruf RGT8
Six cylinders not enough? Have an extra pair and welcome the V8-engined Ruf RGT8.
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What is it?

Take one brand new Porsche 991 and bin the engine, then install a 4.5-litre V8 and you'll have the new Ruf RGT8. That's right, the renowned Porsche tuner felt the new 991 was missing that certain something (two cylinders to be precise) and the result is a 542hp monster 911. It's rear-wheel drive, has a manual gearbox and has more power than the last generation GT2.

Why's it here?

Like every car Ruf has ever produced it's here because it's different, and wealthy Europeans seem to love this tuning house's work - so where better to show it than Geneva? It's here, on this page, simply because we love the idea of a V8-engined Porsche 911.

Show stopper or floor filler?

Finished in bright yellow the RGT8 can't help but grab your attention, but then so too does the stretched Panamera and bright orange CTR3 flagship also adorning the stand. A talking point for sure, Ruf is one of the few Euro tuners who manage to tread the fine line between taste and flash, and for that it should be applauded.

Graeme Lambert - 8 Mar 2012

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