iRacing.com – First Ruf RT 12R Preview

iRacing has released a first development preview of the Ruf RT 12R sports car.

Based on the Porsche 911 Turbo, the Ruf RT12R is powered by a 3.8 liter twin-turbo engine, putting out 730hp of power and nearly 700 lb/ft of torque.

Founded by Alois Ruf in 1938, RUF is a German car manufacturer. The company is best known for building cars that are based on Porsche models, since RUF is building their own branded cars and is registered as manufacturer instead of being a mere tuner, game companies can license their cars separately from Porsche.

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  • Alejandro Gorgal

    Kind of interesting how everybody seems to be getting Ruf cars all of a sudden, this leads me to belive two things:

    1-The guys handling the Porsche license are morons.

    2-The guys handling the Ruf license are geniuses.

  • Anonymous

    We knew that :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Marcus-Caton/647940120 Marcus Caton

    +1

  • wajdi nujeidat

    EA are morons…..yippee, I said it! they are ruining the sim-racing community’ by this irresponsible direction! it hurts not seeing the Porsche in a serious simulators like iR,AC and rFactor 2 and seeing them in, wtf?! NFS?!! are you kidding me!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/TheRoggan Roger

    Will this be a road car or a race car??

  • Dmitry Shkeirov

    Looks like a road car.. bummer

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  • Anonymous

    Mind you iRacing’s version is laser scanned and the fidelity to the real RUF is 100%. iRacing went after the license and this opened the doors to other sims just notice how iRacing licensed the Caddy the Macca the RUF the Ford GT etc. and Simbin and others few months later had the license as well. Will Simbin wait iRacing to get the Koenigsegg license to few months later announce it? How ironic that would be!

  • ml4144%stu.aii.edu

    How in the hell is that a bummer? Almost everything in iracing is a race car, why in the hell would you want another GT car? Most of the road racing cars are GT cars already, we don’t need more at the moment especially since there’s 2 more on the way (the kia and the Honda) The Ruf will be the first thing in iracing that’s close to a supercar, why wouldn’t you want that? Variety is good unless you’re a close minded idiot

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  • phibrizzo

    iRacing is marketed as a professional racing simulation game, which implies real racing cars and real racing tracks. That’s what people are paying for (including me).

    Inluding road cars has nothing to do with variety, it’s a change of focus, and people who is paying for iRacing are free to dislike that change.

    And regarding to variety there is a lot of racing cars and tracks that they could add (GT1, GT3, GTE Pro, LMP1, LMP2, WTCC, DTM cars for example). Indeed almost road car has a racing variant.

  • ml4144%stu.aii.edu

    Guess what, people race road cars in real life and even if they didn’t, there’s no reason to say they couldn’t and that it’s not a “racing simulation game” just because it includes racing series that don’t exist. They already do that, not every series is authentic. You need to stop being so close minded. You haven’t even tried the car yet.
    Just because you pay for a subscription doesn’t mean you have a basis to say it doesn’t belong in the sim, this sim isn’t made for you, it’s made for the majority of the consumers not one

  • Anonymous

    Gran…Turismo…? And SimBin hinted at having RUF way before these other companies recently announced it. But let’s just be happy RUF is allowing their cars in multiple games.

  • TJL

    I have been an iRacing member since 2009 and I am very excited to see non-race cars finally coming. For those that don’t see the need for them there is a simple solution. Don’t buy it in the game. Happy Racing!

  • phibrizzo

    I shouldn’t speak for other customers. What I wrote was only my personal opinion and it has no more value. My fault :(.

    In the other hand calling close minded someone who doesn’t share your opinion it’s not what I would call open minded (not even respectful).

    And regarding to the iRacing question, I already now that there are many fictional series but all based on racing spec cars and real tracks.

    I see the Ruf as a great addition, as is the only way to have something similar to the Porsche GT3 due to licensing issues.

    But I wouldn’t like to start seeing production road cars in iracing. I simply think it has nothing to do with iracing current philosophy (at least as I understand the iracing service).

    If you look at the current car offering you can see that they are all racing cars, so it’s clearly a change in philosophy.

    (And as you are so worried about my supposed close mind problem, I can tell you that I also play GT5, Project Cars and WRC3, so my needs for variety are covered.)

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