Get your semi-classical fix for Porsches from RUF’s new carbon fiber bodied Turbo R image

Any Porsche is suitable to extensive modifications – but we have to say we have a soft spot for those blending a more classic look with the latest materials and technology.

One such example is the RUF Turbo R, based on the Porsche 911 of the 993 generation – which can now be had with a “full carbon skin, ” which seems to have to do with a kit made out of carbon fiber body panels. The iconic sports car can also get a beefier engine packing 590 hp – which is more than enough to make it a “widow maker” – also taking into account the lighter setup brought by the full carbon fiber conversion. In case you think the Ruf Turbo R in its standard configuration is still enough – you’ll be rewarded with the 3.6-liter engine packing a meaty 490 HP at 5, 500 rpm, as well as a peak torque of 620 Nm (457.3 lb-ft), from 4,500 rpm.

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With the help of a six speed manual gearbox that’s more than enough to get to 330 km/h (205 mph) and thankfully you’ll get it in a grippy all-wheel drive configuration. The interior gets RUF sports seats, a smaller steering wheel, the signature green-lit instrument cluster, as well as an integrated roll cage – but you can pretty much specify anything you like inside since RUF builds them by hand. The Turbo R also packs a different suspension setting, a newer braking system and it’s now lighter than ever.