RUF's 200mph sports car range on video - we look at RUF's incredible cars at the Geneva motor show

The world's best-known fast Porsche builder has revealed its latest range at the Geneva motor show

Among the less tasteful purveyors of customised performance cars at Geneva, RUF’s clean, simple stand is a haven of good taste.

This year is no different, with the company presenting four distinct models, each offering a different take on the reimagined Porsche 911 theme.

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It starts with the new SCR 4.2. As the name suggests, the SCR packs a 4185cc flat-six behind its rear axle, sending 518bhp and 369lb ft to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox.

That, conveniently, is enough for a top speed of 200mph on the dot, which if nothing else cements the company’s reputation for extracting ludicrous outputs from some of Stuttgart’s best sports cars.

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It’s light too, tipping the scales at 1190kg, courtesy of the tiny 964-derived bodyshell. Despite its beginnings, RUF has also managed to extend the car’s wheelbase by 70mm, for better weight distribution and balance. A five-spoke alloy wheel fills each arch and, on proportions alone, you’d not know such stretching had taken place.

Still, it’s not the ultimate 964-bodied RUF – that would fall to the RUF Ultimate (see what they did there?), which produces an even greater 582bhp from its 3.6-litre six, thanks to the efforts of turbocharging.

Putting 531lb ft through its rear wheels, it’ll top 210mph, and once again weight has been kept to a minimum: 1215kg, thanks largely to a carbonfibre body.

Next up is the RUF Turbo R Limited – the grey car in our photographs. Now we’re into serious supercar territory with a 993 body, 612bhp at 6800rpm and – if you suspect such things might prove troublesome with traction – the option of all-wheel drive. Top speed? 211mph.

Fastest of all is the RUF RtR narrow, based on the latest 991 chassis. Despite the name, its handbuilt body is wider than that of a standard 991, ensuring its blistered arches can contain the 255-section front tyres and the 325-section rubber at the rear.

Its 3.8-litre engine develops 791bhp at 7300rpm and 730lb ft from 4500rpm – enough to shift the 1490kg kerbweight to a 218mph top speed.

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Click on the gallery above to see each of the new RUF models – and head to our Geneva show hub page to discover more performance vehicles from the show.

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