The Porsche 911 is one of those iconic cars that seems to just get better and better with time. In 1967, Porsche launched its first Targa variant of the 911. This incredible and oh-so-stylish vehicle had a removable fabric roof panel above the front seats and a convertible-like folding rear window. In a matter of seconds it could be transformed from a pseudo-hardtop into a convertible with built-in rollbar.
RUF Automobile, a well-known Germany company that focuses on the Porsche 911, has just released their newest creation, a 911 Porsche Roadster. Called the Ruf Roadster, it features two removable roof panels made of carbon fibre and a folding rear window. It even has the stainless steel-effect rollbar of the original Targa.
The Ruf Roadster will be available with either a non-turbo 400 h) or a turbo 450 hp six-cylinder boxer engine and a six speed manual gearbox. A dual clutch ‘box and four-wheel drive are also available as an option, with pricing starting around the €195,000 ($273,000) mark. Ruf is also planning a limited run of eRuf Roadsters, which will be electric powered.