Ruf has unveiled its new RGT8 at the Geneva motor show. It’s the company’s interpretation of a V8-engined Porsche 911, and after its 2010 launch in 997 guise, there’s a new, 991-based model.
Porsche’s tried and tested flat-six drivetrain makes way for a flat-crank, dry sumped 4.5-litre V8. It’s naturally aspirated, and delivers 542bhp and 369lb ft of torque to the rear wheels. It serves up more power than the Porsche 997 GT2, but without that car’s twin turbos. And Ruf is keen to talk up the V8’s rev-happy nature and scintillating soundtrack. Its top speed is 198mph, and the RGT8 can be specced only with a six-speed manual gearbox.