RUF’s expansion into the United States signifies a pivotal moment in its esteemed legacy, culminating in the introduction of the 2024 RUF SCR Supercar — specifically designed for the American market. This unveiling not only introduces a new car but underscores RUF‘s unwavering dedication to engineering excellence. At the core of this automotive masterpiece is the 2024 RUF SCR, a meticulously crafted vehicle that seamlessly merges performance, design, and cutting-edge technology. Notably, the SCR stands as the second RUF vehicle built entirely from the ground up, featuring an in-house developed carbon-fiber monocoque chassis with an integrated roll cage for heightened rigidity.
Distinct in its profile reminiscent of Porsche influences, the SCR reflects RUF’s evolution into a manufacturer capable of creating vehicles from scratch, setting itself apart by opting for a rear-engine layout coupled with a manual transmission. This choice emphasizes RUF’s commitment to preserving a traditional driving experience.
Powering the 2024 SCR is a RUF-designed naturally aspirated 4.0-liter flat-six engine, generating an impressive 510 horsepower at 8,270 rpm and 346 lb-ft (469 Nm) of torque. The six-speed manual transmission, along with a limited-slip differential, propelling the SCR to a top speed of 198.8 mph (320 kph). Featuring enhanced stopping power in tandem to the power of the SCR, RUF engineers utilize four-wheel double-wishbone suspension with electronically adjustable coilovers derived from racing experience. The advanced braking system features internally ventilated and cross-drilled ceramic-composite brakes, ensuring precise stopping power.
Exterior wise, RUF didn’t squander as the SCR’s exterior seamlessly blends aesthetics and aerodynamics with a handcrafted lightweight carbon fiber body. Purposefully designed elements such as the fixed rear spoiler, sports mirrors, and integrated door handles enhance aerodynamic efficiency. The debut unit, unveiled in an elegant Ivory White livery by RUF North America, boasts a luxurious black and gray Alcantara interior. Highlighted by RUF’s carbon-fiber lollipop bucket seats with Pepita inserts, the cabin features red stitching and RUF SCR logos for a visually striking interior. Meticulous attention to detail is evident in power windows, LED lighting, and a comprehensive instrument panel with a central speedometer.
On December 12, the inaugural US production-spec RUF SCR was delivered, marking a significant milestone for both RUF and its fortunate owner. This delivery signifies the commencement of a limited production run, with only 70 units of the 2024 RUF SCR scheduled for production. Despite its seven-figure price tag, all units have been swiftly claimed, highlighting the irresistible allure and exclusivity of this engineering marvel.
RUF, esteemed tuner and now manufacturer sets its sights on new goals heading into the new year. With a seven-figure price tag highlighting the prestige and need to own stature of one of these vehicles, does it make it worth it? As it is a fully custom SCR built from the ground up by RUF, does it make it on your wishlist? With 1/70 in the world being made it sure will be a great vehicle for anyone in the Porsche/RUF collective.