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1998 Ruf Turbo R

Chassis number : W09BD0362WPR06037

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Sold for $2,040,000 at 2022 Gooding & Company : Amelia Island Auction.
The Ruf Turbo R Limited was introduced in the late 1990s and featured a 490 horsepower flat-six engine, a modified suspension, improved brakes, enhanced cosmetics, a RUF-designed body, five-spoke alloy wheels, and an integrated roll cage. Zero-to-Two Hundred km/h was accomplished in 11.8 seconds on its way to a top speed in excess of 200 mph. At the time, the Turbo R was among the fastest road-going automobiles of its day.

In 2016, RUF announced a tribute model to the original Turbo R which they called the Turbo R Limited. These exclusive vehicles were built on new, unused tubs that had been purchased from Porsche in 1998 and put aside for future development. Built on the last generation of air-cooled Porsches yet benefitting from nearly two decades of technological progress, the 911 Turbo R Limited offered the best in performance, refinement, and safety.

This RUF Turbo R Limited is the only example produced in Riviera Blue and was optioned with all-wheel drive, a lightweight interior with carbon fiber bucket seats, a unique RUF-specific sound system, and carbon-ceramic disc brakes. The wheels were given a bespoke Titanium Grey finish and the brake calipers were finished in Riviera Blue livery. The interior features black leather upholstery with Pepita cloth-seat centers and contrasting blue stitching, seat belts, door pulls, logos, and a tachometer.

The 3,600cc single overhead camshaft flat six-cylinder engine is equipped with a Bosch Motronic Electronic Multi-Point Fuel Injection system, twin KKK turbochargers, and delivers 625 horsepower at 6,800 RPM. It has a six-speed manual transaxle, carbon ceramic disc brakes, and an independent coil spring suspension.

This Turbo R Limited has had just two private owners from new. Currently, the odometer displays just over 1,500 km (approximately 932 miles).


By Daniel Vaughan | May 2022

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2022 Gooding & Company : Amelia Island Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $1,400,000-USD $1,800,000 
Sale Price :
USD $2,040,000

1998 Ruf Turbo R Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Porsche Turbo R

(Data based on Model Year 1998 sales)
1998 RUF TURBO R LIMITED
Chassis#: W09BD0362WPR06037
Sold for USD$2,040,000
  2022 Gooding & Company : Amelia Island Auction
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1998 RUF Turbo R
Chassis#: W09BD0367WPR06017
Sold for USD$764,000
  2021 RM Sothebys : Arizona
 
1998 Porsche RUF Turbo R
Chassis#: WP0ZZZ99ZWS370295
Sold for USD$181,444
  2020 RM : The European Sale featuring the Petitjean Collection
 
1998 RUF Turbo R
Chassis#: W09BD0360WPR06019
Sold for USD$676,000
  2020 Gooding & Company : Amelia Island
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1998 RUF Porsche 993 Turbo R
Chassis#: W09BD0360WPR06019
Sold for USD$626,500
  2019 Bonhams : Amelia Island
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1998 RUF Turbo R Limited
Chassis#: W09BD0360WPR06036
Sold for USD$912,500
  2018 RM Sothebys : Monterey
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Porsche Turbo Rs That Failed To Sell At Auction

1998 Ruf Turbo R's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
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