Rare Porsches and its offshoots are maybe the best method to generate money in the secondhand automobile market. This 2015 RUF Rt12 is reported to be one of just 13 ever produced, and one of only two with rear-wheel drive. In its seven or so years of existence, it’s only driven 276 miles.
RUF isn’t just a German version of Singer or Emory Motorsports, for those who don’t know. The firm has been working on Porsches for over 75 years and does so significant changes that the German government assigns it its own VIN numbers after production is complete.
They’ve had a reputation for being one of the finest in the industry for decades, and that’s just one more reason why this Rt12 should do well during Mecum’s 2022 Indy event, which runs from May 13th to the 21st.
Of course, we haven’t even touched on all of the fascinating facts regarding the vehicle in issue. A twin-turbocharged flat-six engine produces 730 horsepower (536 kW) and 693 lb-ft of torque under the hood (939 Nm). A 6-speed manual transmission also transfers power to the back wheels from this behemoth of an engine.
According to RUF, it would accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 3.3 seconds and reach a high speed of 230 mph (370 km/h). It also has all of the necessary adjustments to manage that kind of power. To keep you on the track and out of the gravel, carbon-ceramic brakes are combined with an unique coilover suspension and Michelin Pilot Sport Cup tyres.
Despite the fact that this automobile has only a few kilometres on it, we expect it will wind up in a garage or a museum. In reality, as part of the RUF display at the Petersen Museum, it has already spent some time there.
The other RWD model sold for $910,000 in February on Bring a Trailer. It had a massive 17,000 kilometres on it, which is fantastic news. At the same time, it makes it more probable that this one will sell for a lot higher money. In any case, this automobile is a piece of history that deserves at least one or two thrilling journeys.