Porsche 911 (930) Flatnose Turbo - RUF BTR
This Porsche 911 Turbo Flatnose was first registered in 1989 and dispatched through Porsche in the Netherlands it was well optioned from new, the most obvious of course being its distinctive body shape. This vehicle started life as a genuine factory flatnose.
As if a 911 Turbo Flatnose didn't stand out from the crowd enough, early in the cars life it was sent to world renowned Porsche tuners RUF, who are the only recognised partner of Porsche and, in fact, are recognised by the German government as a manufacturer in their own right. The customer opted for a BTR conversion (B = Group B, T = Turbo, R = RUF).
The basics of the RUF BTR start with the engine, which had the original partially finned cylinder barrels replaced by ones with air-cooling fins around their complete diameter. The bore was increased giving a new displacement of 3.4 litres from the original 3.3litres. Ruf added unique Mahle Pistons and connecting rods and 935 type camshafts. The intake manifold was replaced, as was the exhaust, A larger KKK K27 unit replaced the turbo, and a larger free flowing intercooler was added along with the installation of a larger oil cooler behind the Ruf front spoiler.
Ruf also went to great lengths to modify the standard Porsche 930 4-speed by adding a 5th gear with the help of Getrag. Next, the shift linkage was improved, becoming both lighter and more positive than the stock unit. The cars were lowered and the suspension was stiffened, RUF also fitted single-piece forged rims, sized 9x17 and 10x17.
Inside, RUF added an adjustable boost control, changed the steering wheel to a Ruf item, and added custom gauges and a half cage.
The conversion produced some rousing statistics: Power increased from 300bhp to 374bhp, top speed reached 187mph, and 0 to 60mph was reached in a staggering 4.4 secs. It was at this point a Ruf BTR became the fastest accelerating production car ever. Ruf had even bettered the performance figures for Porsche's own Group B Le Mans car!
Thought to be 1 of only 3 911 Turbo Flatnose ever to have been through the genuine RUF conversion Process, with an estimated new built value of £250,000.
This distinctive Porsche is presented in fantastic condition, inside, outside and under the hood, with all its paperwork which is available to view, and has recently been prepared by Porsche Centre Leeds.
A true 80's Poster girl, outstanding looks with ballistic performance, easily a match for any modern day supercar.
This car would make a solid investment and a unique addition for even the most discerning of collectors.