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RUF BTR2 Turbo - New Zealand

For kiwis and Ausis,
my RUF BTR2 is for sale.




see my post here: RUF BTR2 Turbo - New Zealand

Also on Trademe.co.nz

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Old 10-10-2009, 12:21 PM
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What a pristine car and what a handy price considering what a 993 twin turbo is worth.
RHD as well which is susprising.

What a shame it cannot be fully registered in Aus. Would be susprised if there is not someone here who would aquire it and put limited plates on it.

What is the history of it ?
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Built at RUF factory for Singapore, imported to NZ, 4 NZ owners engine rebuilt at giltraps.
wicked FAST
wish I could keep it, but I cant sell my 98 c2s for 2 more years as its LHD...
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Thats a great car! 1 of 4 RHD built if I remember correctly.

I would be astounded if there isnt a quick buyer for this car. I understand there is a 6sp manual conversion for the EKS system available from RUF if you dont like the clutchless too.
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I once stated that in my opinion 993s looked too petite.................................

this is defiantly not petite.
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The other one in NZ (yellow) was recently converted back to clutch, simply by removing the eks unit and re installing the Porsche factory clutch pedal and master cyl.

I really love the eks when driving particularly on windy roads when you shift allot. Downshifting is fantastic and fast.
It is a little tedious when starting/parking/backing etc tho and can be jerky if your not real careful on the throttle when maneuvering.
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500+ RWHP. !!

If the they came with 400+ Bhp odd from the factory and were a beast, this car with 500 + rwhp must be scary quick with a 6 speed.

And Bcaway obviously has a thing with RUF BTR's looking at his signature.
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The CAB I have was dynoed at 550 at rear wheels and has the same motor as the red coupe.
NZ classic car Feb 2004 featured the RUF CAB: Quote "556KW (619BHP) and 790Nm of torque in a 1350kg car"

takes some serious throttle respect with a capital "R" is all I can say, and neutral on corners.
Its exhilarating to drive, makes my c2s feel like the family shopping cart.
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Is your 74 911S still for sale?
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My son decided he wants the 74S so thats going to stay in the family. Thank god he likes old school rides (unlike all his friends that have ricer cars - dont flame me if thats not PC, all my buddies in the states call them that...)
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Been waiting to win lotto so that i could buy your 74S its beautiful,
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When you getting a 3.6 for that 74 Red rocket
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Hi Guy's and Gal's

I travelled the 9 hour drive to Nelson to visit my inlaws and to meet Brian the owner of this beast..... among the other p cars at his disposal.

Hell of a nice guy who asked me if I would like to go for a ride in the ruf. ( yep, ah Which one?? he has a cab aswell ).

Ok back to the ruf coupe. This car is the daddy. I thought the 997 turbo I was lucky enough to drive for a few hours through central otago was everything I ever wanted in a car. well I'am not so sure anymore.

In the 45 minute blast through the back roads and hills of Nelson I was amazed at the drivability of the car. The EKS clutch system ruf adopted is novel and works surprisingly well,though I think Id put the standard clutch pedal back in. ( to fancy for me)
The 993 cabin is Porsche and the sensation is classic 911 unlike the new cars you feel as though the car lives through you. ( and i was in the passenger seat ) Having such power is addictive. How Brian walks past this car in the morning and hops in one of the other 3 is beyond me.
What a car! The ride is awesome, smooth and comfortable and we were on some very narrow undulating roads. I still can't believe how planted and secure this car is I have been in other 993's (c2's not 4's ) that wouldn't even look at this thing for road holding.

I left the best till last. The power, It has to be the main reason for buying such a car. Put all the other things to one side, It is the ruf's draw card. It isn't loud, It doesn't have monster tail pipes advertising it's breakfast to all that follow (In fact I was surprised to learn ruf built thier car using a narrow body shell not the wider turbo shell so they could crack the 200mph yard stick).
Nothing other than reputation gives away the performance of this thing and even then its faster than you think.
The power delivery is smooth and progressive, It is a rocket but not as savage and uncontrollable as I was imagining, it puts you in your place firmly in the back of the seat and that is where you stay until you chicken out and button off the loud pedal, pushing the car through the windy stuff you can here the waste gate working which is quite cool and brings that sence of occasion even closer.
Oh and it stops like it hit a brick wall as demonstrated when rapidly approaching a T intersection and Brian decided he wanted to make the turn.

This is the car you want for those day's when you need a lift and want to know why you work so hard. Any one who likes P cars knows or has heard of ruf. This is 1 of 18 cars world wide built with ruf's own chassis number, and only 4 were made RHD.

I am very grateful to Brian for taking me for a ride in this car. It surprised me how good it was, ruf obviously did there homework. I dont have the resorces to own this car now, If i did I would not be typing this I would be driving home in my new toy!!

Cheers Brian!

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When you getting a 3.6 for that 74 Red rocket
soon as I find a worthy 964 wreck from UK

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