You’re Going To Want To Peek Inside the ‘Pfaffenhausen Speed Shop’
Pfaffenhausen is home to RUF, one of the world's top-tier car tuners.
RUF is one of the oldest high-end tuner shops, renown for turning already-excellent Porsches into unique pieces of art that are also exceptionally fast. Take a look at this bad ass batch of such cars.
Here we’ve got a shot of a special exhition at the Petersen Museum called “Pfaffenhausen Speed Shop – The RUF Gallery,” which features Porsches dialed up by, you guessed it, the famous RUF.
Cars: 1990 RUF CTR Yellowbird, 2012 RUF CTR3 ClubSport, 2007 RUF Turbo R Cabriolet, 2016 RUF Turbo R Ltd, 2016 RUF Ultimate, a 1994 RUF RCT EVO (narrow), 1994 RUF RCT EVO (wide), 2015 RUF RT12R
Location: Petersen Automotive Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Photog: Ian Wood
Here’s a little rundown issued by the museum’s comms department:
“In 1939, Alois Ruf Sr. founded AUTO RUF, a general service garage located in the Bavarian town of Pfaffenhausen, Germany. When his son, Alois Ruf Jr. assumed directorship of the company in 1974, it released the first RUF-enhanced Porsche. Since then, RUF has twice held the title of “World’s Fastest Production Car” with the BTR and CTR, its cars have been driven by millions in video games like Gran Turismo and it drifted into the hearts of enthusiasts with its famous video ‘Faszination on the Nürburgring.'”
You can take a peek at that video right here:
This Porsche exhibit series, being hosted with the help of Luftgekühlt and Hagerty, is open at the Petersen right now. On August 15, it will change over to “explore the legacy of the Porsche 956 and 962 models.”
The museum’s PR company sent me a whole bunch of cool pictures from the exhibit, plus studio shots, so you can expect to see some more of this action on our site soon.