420 HP
430 LB-FT
Curb Weight
3100 LB
Rear Wheel Drive
Engine Size
3.6 L
Transmission Type
Top Speed
196 MPH
Zero to Sixty
3.7 Seconds
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        On March 6th, 2015, this car was posted on eBay. Advertised as a 1995 Porsche 911 Carrera, a quick glance at the auction thumbnail made it clear to me that this was no ordinary 993. It was a RUF BTR2 - a complete RUF conversion performed at RUF USA in Dallas the moment it hit US soil for the first time in 1995. The car sat in an exotic car dealership (Exotic Motors Midwest) in St. Louis, MO. I submitted an offer that morning. Later that day, I had secured collector car financing from Woodside Credit, signed papers, and was well on my way to owning something very special. THE CAR This is a Porsche- VIN'd RUF conversion, of which 3 are known to exist in the United States. There were 18 or 19 RUF-VIN'd BTR2 cars produced (depending on who you ask), none of which are known to have made it to the US. The 3 US-based cars were conversions performed at RUF USA. Overview: The following pretty much sums up what you need to know about the RUF BTR2 (pulled from http://automobile.wikia.com/)"Porsche purists yearned for 911 Turbo performance in the new 993 Carrera shell, and as Porsche had not announced that it would be producing a turbocharged variant of its new 911, RUF saw a gap in the market, and pushed power output of the engine up to 420bhp. RUF was able to base the BTR on both two- and four-wheel drive derivatives of the 993, so in essence created the GT2 model long before Porsche themselves. Porsche Factory Options: • Sunroof Delete • Rear Seat Delete • Stereo Delete Specs: Body (3100lb) • Narrow Body Carrera 2 chassis (RWD) • Modified front and rear bumpers, whale-tail spoiler to house intercooler • Modified hood to incorporate oil cooler vents Engine (420HP / 435lb/ft) • RUF pistons, camshafts, injectors, lightweight exhaust • Remapped Bosch Motronic CPU • K27 turbo operating at 11.6psi of boost • Extra oil cooler and intercooler added at front • Compression reduced from the Carrera’s standard 11.3:1 to 8.4:1 Suspension/Brakes • Altered springs and dampers (lowering the car by 30mm) • larger ventilated discs were fitted to the front. • 18'' forged 5-spoke RUF wheelsInterior: • Floor mat delete (replaced with thin metal plates) • Carbon fiber interior trim • door panel delete, replaced with thin leather-wrapped plastic • Integrated roll cage with thin leather wrap (B pillar rearwards) • RUF steering wheel • Porsche Gauges • Porsche hard-backed sport seats painted in Arctic Silver Sticker: $108k History: • Listed for sale by Dallas Motorsports 11/13/2014

        Discuss this build

        []Chris Stenersen

        Beautiful! Loved the Smoking Tire video.

        []Matt VO

        Hi Andrew, I also own a RUF 993 BTR-2. Is there anyway to get in touch?

        []James Blake

        Beautiful RUF! I am mind blown at how CLEAN this thing is!

        []Bill Diaz

        Congrats! Great review on the Smoking Tire Andrew! Thanks for sharing your car with us!

        []Nathanael Jones

        Lovely! Looking at all the "delete" options, I bet this thing would be great on a track!

        []Michael B. Gonzales


        []William Thieme

        Wow, what a cool car. It's fantastic seeing older professionally-tuned cars still holding up.

        []Jake Langbecker

        I saw this car at the dealership! I know someone who works at that dealer! So jealous.

        []Alberto Gorin

        seen the video of the smokingtire

        See whose at the top of the Wheelwell 911 Leaderboard