Automotive footage of the week
Primarily based on the 996-generation 911, the RTurbo options the identical 3.6-litre twin-turbocharged flat-six and (optionally) bodywork because the Turbo, however similarities don’t go a lot additional. Upgraded KKK turbochargers, modified VarioCam engine mounts, the rear differential from the GT2 and a bunch of different upgrades make it a special beast completely.
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The 2002 instance now we have right here is completed in Ruf’s trademark Blossom Yellow paintwork, options the extra understated Carrera bodywork and, following a 2007 overhaul, each all-wheel drive and an influence increase to 542bhp. 3.8sec is all it takes to go from standstill to 62mph, however extra spectacular is its 217.5mph quoted prime pace. Although developments in tyre expertise and traction management programs have dropped acceleration instances, that prime pace is one thing that many supercars can’t match even right this moment.
Given the whole lack of traction management, the fitment of all-wheel drive is terribly helpful for such circumstances and made the RTurbo really feel blisteringly quick even all these years on. The actual query although, is how does it really feel in a world of fire-breathing McLaren 765LTs and 1000bhp hybrid-assisted Ferraris?
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Automotive footage of the week: archive
Beneath are a few of our favorite pictures from earlier editions of evo automotive footage of the week. Click on on the images for the total galleries.
Click on under to see all the photographs of our first automotive footage of the week gallery, right here that includes the indomitable Bugatti Veyron Tremendous Sport, mk1 Volkswagen Golf GTI, Ford Shelby Mustang GT350 and the beautiful Porsche 911 re-imagined by Singer.
Right here we dig additional again into the evo archives the place we pull out some iconic pictures of the Ford GT barely out of context within the European Alps, a TVR Sagaris in central London, the Audi RS2 in addition to certainly one of our most iconic twin assessments between the Ferrari 599 GTO and Lexus LF-A.
The previous-generation Bentley Continental GT appeared to get higher with age, a notion mirrored by the Jaguar E-type when in trendy ‘light-weight’ type. Each of those British icons, in addition to the Aston Martin Vantage GT12 function in gallery three.
Followers might need cried fowl when Ferrari determined to turbocharge the Ferrari 488, but it surely’s not like Ferrari don’t have a historical past with turbocharged V8 engines. Right here the 488 co-stars alongside the beautiful F40, whereas elsewhere on this gallery we take a Porsche Cayman GTS to Japan for a shocking mountain blast.
Italian twelve-cylinder supercars appear to be the primary agenda within the fourth evo automotive footage of the week gallery, right here that includes 4 V12 Lambos and the beautiful 599 SA Aperta restricted version alongside its 550 Barchetta predecessor.
GT3s and GT-Rs are only the start for gallery quantity six, with the Noble M600, Aston Martin One-77 and a few McLaren flagships filling out our most superb gallery but.
A gallery of recent and previous, right here the McLaren 720S cemented its place as a really nice supercar alongside a daring night time shoot with an Audi R8 LMX, pitch a Nissan GT-R and Audi Quattro towards one another on Welsh mountain roads and drive the unique ‘Hakosuka’ GT-R.
Ford’s RS200 in a moody darkish storage is only one of many superb shoots in our eighth gallery, click on on the picture for the total gallery
Click on on the picture under for our ninth automotive footage of the week gallery, together with this hardcore lot!
Our tenth gallery turned it up one other notch, together with the wettest shoot in historical past (apparently).
One of the best hardcore Ferrari supercars and extra function in our eleventh automotive footage of the week gallery.