RUF Automobile sets up UK operation for 200mph sports cars

RUF - builder of some of the fastest Porsche-based cars on the market - now has a UK arm

RUF Automobile, the firm behind such iconic cars as the CTR ‘Yellowbird’ and undoubted performance car star of this year’s Geneva motor show, has announced the opening of an official UK office.

The UK arm has been set up in partnership with car luxury and performance brokers Richard and Mark Sekula and should enhance the brand’s sales and after-sales capabilities for UK customers.

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As RUF’s range of highly-tuned Porsche-based models grows, the company has decided it’s the right time to expand its presence. ‘Our range of cars is now the strongest it has ever been,’ explained Estonia Ruf, managing director. ‘The level of interest in the latest RUF cars has exceeded all of our expectations.’

That range currently includes the RTR, RGT, Turbo Florio, CTR3 Clubsport and the 3800S – all of which are capable of topping 200mph.

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At Geneva, the brand also showed off the 964-chassis based SCR 4.2 and Ultimate, the 993-based Turbo R Limited and the 991-based RtR narrow, all of which also boast top speeds of over 200mph.

RUF has long been at the forefront of taking Porsche models to the next level, with more than 40 years of experience and extensive use of the most advanced materials in its models – the Ultimate shown in Geneva featured carbonfibre body panels.

The company also offers a full restoration service for both Porsche and RUF owners at the firm’s base in Pfaffenhausen, but the new UK office now joins the USA, Canada, Singapore, Japan, China, Thailand, Taiwan and Chile in offering a dedicated sales and aftersales base closer to home.

Mark Sekula, co-Director of RUF Automobile UK, says that now is the perfect time for the company, allowing RUF to ‘to satisfy the needs of the high-performance and luxury sector based on our own current market experience here in the UK’.




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