Porsche tuner shows off its modern re-creation of the iconic 1967 Porsche 911 Targa
19 October 2010

Specialist Porsche tuner RUF has revealed this new Roadster inspired by the classic 1967 Porsche 911 Targa.

The RUF Roadster’s retro-inspired features include a two-piece removable roof made from carbonfibre, a roll bar and a canvas rear section with a three-layer polyglass window.

See the official pics of the RUF Roadster

It is available with either a 395bhp six-cylinder flat-six engine or a 552bhp turbocharged version of the same unit. The Roadster comes with a six-speed manual gearbox as standard, with a dual-clutch gearbox optional alongside four-wheel drive.

The Roadster will cost from 195,000 Euros (£170,500), plus local taxes, when it goes on sale next year. The firm has also confirmed a limited production of all-electric eRUF 911-based sports cars.

Alex Kersten

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19 October 2010


To live is to drive

19 October 2010

two words describe this:



that will probably be enough for some people, but why? springs to mind as well!

19 October 2010

Spoiler, erm, spoils it. Can't they have one that lifts at speed?

19 October 2010

I guess there are potential clients out there who want an easily removable, easily stowed, hard roof section, experience open top motoring without roof sides (whic today's Targa can't provide) and can live with the "strawberry basket" rollbar, which is behind the driver's head anyway, and without the fuss, bulk ad weight of modern c+c's. You used to get the 911, 914, 328/348/355, and further down) Rover 220 and Honda CRX. Now it's either Corvette or nothing (not that I object to the Corvette, obviously). So the question would be: why not?

19 October 2010

A new Yellow Bird please!

19 October 2010

i can understand where they're coming from, but i can't say i like it. There is a reason Porsche doesn't do this style any more - it doesn't work at all on the elongated lines of the new 911s.

19 October 2010

[quote bentleyboy]




Even Porsche themselves gave up on this bodystyle, the flexi rear window style only lasted a few years anyway didn't it. Still a fool and his money and all that...

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