2008 RUF Rt12 For Sale

Aficionados of RUF will know that the company has been in a unique position to source body shells directly from Porsche and then create its own individual interpretation of a highly capable sports car. All RUF-manufactured cars come with a VIN that starts ‘W09’ since the company is recognised as a manufacturer in its own right by the German authorities.

The RUF Rt12 was the company’s first model to be based on the Porsche 911 997 platform. A twin-turbocharged, 3.6 litre flat-six cylinder 560 bhp engine based on the earlier 996 was offered by RUF but a bored-out and de-stroked 3.8 litre option was also available producing around 685 bhp (511 kW) to 737 bhp (550 kW) depending on options in order to satisfy customers demanding more performance and hardcore handling than a Porsche 911 Turbo and GT2.


The RUF 3.8 litre version revs to 7500 rpm and has completely different driving characteristics in comparison to a Porsche 997 Turbo and GT2. The bodywork of the Rt12 was especially developed by RUF to increase down-force and therefore improve high-speed stability which was additionally enhanced by a suspension system of the company’s own design. The RUF Rt12 can be easily identified compared to the standard Porsche 997 Turbo by the air intakes on the upper rear quarter panels that provided additional cool air for the twin turbos.

The left hand drive 2008 Rt12 offered for sale here on behalf of the current owner is a very rare rear wheel drive version (most RT12's built were AWD) and has the following specification:-

  • 3.8 litre, 685 bhp flat-six cylinder

  • Matt Silver

  • 17,988 Km

  • Six-Speed Manual Transmission

  • Rear Wheels Drive

  • Interior Colour – RUF Green

  • Integrated Roll Cage (IRC)

  • Front suspension lift system

  • Special order colour body paint in Matt Silver Hologram

  • Special order colour wheel paint in Silver Hologram

  • Special order colour wheel centre caps

  • RUF Carbon Side Mirrors

  • Aluminium Driver and Passenger Doors

  • RUF Exhaust Tail Pipes

  • Special order colour Leather Interior

  • Special order colour stitching

  • Carbon Package

  • Carbon Bucket Seats

  • Six Point Driver Harness

For any car enthusiast who is looking to be different or a collector looking for a genuine ‘W09’ RUF then this is a chance to buy a truly unique and rare RUF which stands head and shoulders above most mainstream offerings and other 911 variants from various tuning companies around the world.

Please note this car is currently registered and located in Japan.

On sale at £300,000 FOB Japan.

For further details of this very rare RUF Rt12 please email us at info@rufautomobile.co.uk or telephone 01892 506911.