2006 Porsche RUF R Kompressor review and pictures

Posted on Sunday, 2 July 2006 , 16:07:50 byEmil

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Porsche RUF R Kompressor

The R Kompressor is the latest RUF creation. The body styling of the RUF R Kompressor merges the aesthetics of a plain and discreet line with pure sportiness.

Whereas the front of the R Kompressor expresses pure dynamics, the design of the rear is more unobtrusive. The spoiler rear hood and the rear wing are made of high-quality Kevlar-Carbon. Aerodynamically optimized RUF side mirrors complete the optical design of the R Kompressor.

The interior is conservative - as it is usual for RUF vehicles. The RUF instruments with green scaling make the classic flair. Even in fast driven turns the RUF bucket seats offer very good side support. The RUF sport steering wheel, the RUF gear knob, the RUF aluminum pedal set and the foot rest finish the sportive and elegant interior.

Another aesthetic detail are the 19?? wheels in the classic RUF style. At the front axle the width of the wheels is 8.5? and they are equipped with 255/35 ZR19 tires. 11? wide wheels and 305/30 ZR19 tires are used at the rear axle. The high performance RUF brakes are fitted with 4-piston-aluminium-callipers and 330 mm ventilated and drilled cast iron disks in the front and 330 millimeters and 4-pistons-calipers in the rear.

The RUF 3.8-liter Kompressor engine is a 6 cylinder 24 valve engine which is equipped with a Kompressor and two water-cooled intercoolers. This engine offers the best acceleration, good torque and high top speed. The impressive performance and the powerful torque constantly present at all engine speeds. The basis of the supercharged engine is the centrifugal Kompressor with a planetary gear box. This supercharger works like a mechanic turbo charger which is operated by a v-belt. The maximum boost is 0.5 bar. The engine has an aluminum intake manifold which was developed by RUF with two integrated intercoolers, optimized injection valves, a lower base compression, sport catalytic converters with greater performance and a newly adjusted electronic engine management system. Both integrated water-cooled intercoolers are supported by an electronic pump with a cooling fluid from the additional water cooler at the front spoiler.

The 3.8-liter supercharged engine of the RUF R Kompressor achieves 435 bhp at 7,000 rpm and has a maximum torque of 347 lb-ft at 5,000 rpm.

The RUF R Kompressor accelerates in 4 seconds from 0 to 60 mph and in 13.6 seconds from 0 to 124 mph. Top speed, depending on the gear transmission ratio, is 186 mph.

The R Kompressor is manufactured at RUF Automobile GmbH in Pfaffenhausen, Germany. All RUF R Kompressor models are handmade ? from laying the harness, to fitting the interior, to mounting the suspension and brake kit to the ?wedding? ? fitting the engine-gear-box- unit into the body. Each engine is tested on the dyno. Before RUF delivers a RUF R Kompressor to the customer, the engineers test-drive every vehicle in detail.