Porsche 911 (RUF Kompressor) Review

Posted on 08. Jun, 2006 by in Auto News

If you clear the Walther P22 in hand is no match for your opponent's Colt Python .357 Magnum … that's a bad thing. For the same reason, watch a bedside power of a force-fed AMG cruise missile or a look at the latest big-cube 'Vette, the fashion-conscious Porsche Phile the entire day to ruin no matter what they say about pedigree, refinement and handling. Yes, today's proposed PS wars destroy sealing in Zuffenhausen the 300-ish hp heartland. Fortunately, Porsche lovers have a secret weapon: the RUF Auto Centre.

The internationally renowned Porsche tuning house offers an extensive selection of 911 eyes. Case in point: our testers, front and rear valances. The RUF exclusive body is deeper and more forward thinking than stock so the 911th a very stringent attitude and virtually guaranteed some expensive repair scuff RUF five-spokes are gracious, specifically flat and mission-critical, one-half inch wider on both ends. Back in bling world, adds the RUF appearance package painted a bi-plane spoiler both sporting and clear-coated carbon-fiber wing. Like, awesome.
RUF retina-searing red carpet may look more attention than a stock Carrera or Adriana Lima, but metrosexual Teutonic purists our testers the interior upgrades to a new RUF embossed airbag cover and heat-soak-friendly aluminum shift knob limited. Of course, the meat and potatoes RUF below this spoiler. It's all about the Bauhaus fans: the compressor uber alles.

American consumers are buying into the experience via modish Dallas RUF excavations. There, in the search for biblical authority donor engines are torn; RUF moved the legendary six-cylinder compression ratio boost in-country via thicker head gasket. Unlike other tuners, RUF developed their compressor package from scratch, carefully pairing Porsche Germanic precision of the raw grunt of a boost-fed American Dragster. While only a fully trained and licensed 911 mechanic mechanical purity of RUF engineering, there is not a driver understands alive who do not appreciate that crammed 100 extra ponies under the RUF.

One of the first and most beautiful things you notice about the complete absence of mechanical conversion RUF's whine of the compressor. At full chat, turns the RUF-tuned exhaust the stocker John Phillip Souza cadence in a Battle of the Bands throw-down. And yet, except for an occasional "whoosh," you would never know, a bolt-on top of the compressor lurks legendary boxer six-cylinder engine. That is, until, the clutch on the compressor nut Earth.One the real joys of the RUF conversion – or properly installed compressor is the way the pleasure of working under pressure in perfect harmony with the existing vehicle torque and gear ratios A stock 911 is much faster A 911 with a RUF compressor is much faster times two When the RUF cars … Engine dies Variocamland, errs available thrust on the high side of the huge-up to the point where it. A straight fight between synapses fire and forward movement This bad boy holds all but the twelve-pot turbo AMG driver out of sight, out of mind.

Pavement sniff spoiler aside, OEM is the name of the game in the city. The 911 famous light clutch effort, more precise shifter and steering mean that the RUF is still the gold standard in the ABE sports car. The 19 "RUF-specific tires and lowering (invisible when a stock 911 for comparison available) provides more grip and less body roll with an insignificant increase in the impact toughness. This is all good, because the RUF compressor was born to the bustle harassment.

The RUF compressor takes the 911-game to the next level. While a stock wheel drive 911 requires a practiced hand to nose before bobbling prevent wash-speed understeer, feels the RUF mobile much more Cayman-esque: balanced, planted and ready to pivot about its axis. And that means you can approach corners faster, stay on the power longer and press the go-go juice earlier. No question: This is to take the Porker (and win) in a club-sponsored Porsche driving event.

On the road, the RUF 911 compressor cuts corners like a bad builder. The modified Carrera handled everything I. Served with ease, regardless of pavement quality, speed or turning radius-its stellar torque curve constantly taunting me to get on it and get on with it Mid-corner starts with a compressor under the feet to turn a quick exit for a spin in a catapult, without even tickling the PSM.

RUF compressor package adds healthier 911-grade to a standard Carrera: speed, speed and more, uh, a bit more speed. At the same time, the installation will not catch the everyday supercar cape, so that all but a fraction of his legendary skills loping. In fact, the compressor is naturally aspirated Porsche patrons a reason to sing "Stand by Your Carrera" instead of the obligatory nutting-up for a 911 Turbo. Factor the perfect installation, punchy powerband, unique style and a two-year warranty, and the only thing that is important to consider why Porsche does not 'em like RUF.