2022 | London Auction
2012 RUF RT 12 S
£350,000 - £450,000
Finished in Dark Red Metallic over Cognac Leather
Single Ownership and Just over 33,000 Km from New
Accompanied by Books, Tools, Accessories, Service Record, and RUF Documentation
Recently Serviced by RUF
Specially Equipped with RT 12 R 3.8-Liter Engine and All-Wheel Drive
3,746 CC DOHC Flat 6-Cylinder Engine
Bosch DME Motronic Fuel Management
Twin KKK K24 Turbochargers
770 BHP at 7,000 RPM
6-Speed Manual Transaxle with All-Wheel Drive and Limited-Slip Differential
4-Wheel Ventilated Carbon Ceramic Disc Brakes
4-Wheel Independent Suspension with MacPherson Struts and Coil-Over Dampers
Current Owner (acquired new from RUF Automobile GmbH in 2012)
Temporary UK Import
See UK Registration/Import Status Guide in catalogue.
RUF Automobile GmbH was founded in 1939 by Alois Ruf Sr. as an automotive repair workshop, later expanding into bus design. Following his father’s passing in 1974, Alois Ruf Jr. refocused the company on modifying and building Porsche-based automobiles, with the German government recognizing RUF as an independent manufacturer in 1981.
Introduced in 2004, the RUF RT 12 was the company’s 12th turbocharged 911-based model. Based on Porsche’s 997 platform, the RT 12 used the wider Carrera 4 body shell, adding embellishments for aerodynamics and overall performance. Among the changes were a redesigned front spoiler, prominent air intakes recessed into the top of the rear fenders, and a double-decker rear spoiler that produced more downforce than the standard item.
The RT 12’s 3.6-liter flat-six was rated at 560 hp and featured dry sump lubrication, titanium connecting rods, sharper camshafts, and twin KKK K24 turbochargers. An optional 3.8-liter version developed 650 hp. Other amenities included an adjustable coil-over suspension, carbon ceramic disc brakes, integrated roll cage, and available all-wheel drive. In 2009, RUF released an updated version of the RT 12 – the RT 12 S – that offered additional improvements including revised aerodynamics and even stronger powerplants.
This 2012 RUF RT 12 S was ordered directly from RUF Automobile GmbH inPfaffenhausen, Germany, and was delivered new in July 2012 to its first – and still current – enthusiast owner. Finished in a Dark Red Metallic hue over a Cognac leather interior with Sand Beige carpets, this RUF was specified with an integrated roll cage, carbon ceramic brakes, 19" forged wheels, sports mirrors, sport seats, RUF steering wheel, GPS navigation system, and green-colored RUF instrumentation.
As RUF has always been willing to acquiesce if customers want something bespoke, this example was built with the even higher-performing 3.8-liter flat-six from the RT 12 R. Producing a minimum of 730 hp at 7,000 rpm and 664 lbs./ft. of torque at 3,500 rpm, this particular engine was subsequently dyno’ed by RUF at 770 hp and 708 lbs./ft. of torque. Thrust was channeled to all four wheels through a six-speed manual transaxle with longer fifth and sixth gears for performance in excess of 200 mph.
Displaying just over 33,000 km from new and presenting beautifully throughout, this RT 12 S is said to be one of just three examples constructed by RUF. Exclusively maintained by its maker since delivery, this car was serviced in June 2022 with all fluids and filters changed, and new front tires fitted. Accompanied by books, tools, accessories, and documentation including its build sheet, dyno sheet, and service record, this RT 12 S boasts a unique combination of features and surely an extraordinary driving experience.