This Porsche RUF 911 RCT, from the 964 era, serves as the origin of the RUF RCT model and was formerly owned by Alois Ruf Junior. Among the approximately 100 RCTs produced, this one remains to be the only wide body example featuring four-wheel drive.
It is equipped with a 3.6-litre flat-six engine, housing a KKK K26 turbocharger, twin-plug ignition, and Motronic engine management, generating 385bhp. Power is distributed to all-four wheels through an upgraded gearbox, limited-slip differential, and a five-speed manual transmission.
Originally a factory wide-body 911 Carrera 4, this car possessed all the necessary elements for Alois Ruf Junior’s vision of creating a turbocharged all-wheel drive Porsche. This included the wide ‘Turbo’ body, as well as the chassis, brakes, suspension, and 3.6-litre engine shared with the renowned racing 964 RSRs.
The engine has been modified as well with twin-plug ignition, Motronic engine management, and a KKK K26 Turbo, resulting in a power increase from 300bhp to 385bhp. RUF rebuilt the gearbox, installed a limited-slip differential, and upgraded the brakes, suspension, sports exhaust, and a four-wheel drive transaxle with electronic control.
Various aesthetic upgrades were also added, such as a new steering wheel, gauges, pedals, and a set of five-spoke 18-inch ‘Speedline’ wheels completing the overall package.