RUF RK Spyder
The RUF RK Spyder is an open, hand crafted sports car, which will be produced in a limited number of 49 cars. The body of the RK Spyder is manufactured by Studiotorino in Turin, Italy. Except for the front left fender the complete body, including the bumpers, is a whole new design. The materials used for the custom body are steel sheets, aluminum and carbon fiber. Due to the lowering of the windshield frame the front-and the two lateral windows are taylor made. The stability of the windshield frame remains. It provides, in combination with the two roll bars, the best safety in a rollover. A band in a different colour at the back of the RK Spyder traces two distinct lines onto the rear fenders.
The basis of this kompressor engine is a centrifugal compressor with a planetary gearbox – a kind of mechanical turbo charger, which is driven mechanically by a Poly-Rip belt. The maximum boost is 0,5 bar. The engine has a RUF designed intake manifold, modified injectors, sports catalytic converters and a modified electronic engine management system. The water-cooled charge cooler has a cooling water circuit with an electric water pump from the water cooler in the front spoiler.