German company tunes 997 to produce 675bhp
28 July 2009

RUF has launched its latest version of the Porsche 997.

It’s been five years since the German tuning firm released its last 997 variant and the RUF Rt 12 S is an upgrade of that model.

The Rt 12 S is powered by a modified twin-turbocharged 3.6-litre flat six, which produces a mighty 675bhp and 649lb ft of torque.

See the RUF Rt 12 S picture gallery

Styling changes include new side mirrors, a larger carbonfibre rear spoiler and a new rear bumper with sculpted air intakes. LED lights feature at the front and rear, while the indicator lights are also LEDs.

RUF has added 19-inch lightweight alloy wheels, which house the ceramic disc brakes. Other standard features include a rollcage and hydraulic suspension which can lower the Rt 12 S at the touch of a button.

Buyers have the option of sports or bucket seats, while the interior has been designed to provide “fatigue-proof driving”. Three trim options are offered, which include carbon, aluminium and varnish.

Prices for the RUF Rt 12 S start at 255,900 euros (£220,000) excluding taxes and it is available to order now.

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