Ruf RK Coupe
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The Ruf RK Coupe and RK Spyder are mid-engine sports cars made by Ruf Automobile in collaboration with Italian design house Studiotorino. The RK Spyder was introduced in 2005 in Turin and the RK Coupe was introduced the following year in 2006 in California.
Development and production
The RK is a result of a collaboration between German automaker Ruf and Italian coachbuilder Studiotorino, the RK Coupe and Spyder are based on the facelifted Porsche 987 Cayman and Boxster. The RK takes design clues from the Ferrari Dino 246 GT, the Porsche 550, and the Porsche 904.
The RK Coupe and Spyder are both limited production models; only a total of 49 of each was produced. The RK Coupe and Spyder were succeeded by the 3800S, which is based on second-generation Cayman.
Power comes from a 3.8 litre flat-6 engine from the Porsche 997 911 which has been supercharged in both models (the RK stands for Ruf Kompressor), with the RK Spyder producing 420 bhp (313 kW) and 450 N⋅m (332 lbf⋅ft) of torque and the RK Coupe producing 434 bhp (324 kW) at 7,000 rpm and 470 N⋅m (347 lb⋅ft) of torque at 5,500 rpm. This allows the RK Spyder to accelerate from 0-60 mph (97 km/h) in 4.5 seconds, with a top speed of 177 mph (285 km/h), while the RK Coupe, the better performer of the two, has a top speed of 314 km/h (190 mph), and can accelerate from 0-60 mph (97 km/h) in 3.8 seconds.
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