Ruf Bergmeister Hillclimb Speedster Inspired Racer Debuts at The Quail

Pebble Beach is now filled with the coolest cars of recent times for Monterey Car Week, and one of them came all the way from Germany. Car manufacturer Ruf treats participants from The Quail, Motorsports Gathering with the speedster unlocked, Bergmeister.

Also called the RBS Project, Bergmeister sat side by side with other signage at the event. The Ruf SCR, which looks like a classic 911 and debuted in 2018, first appeared in production form in 2020. For the record, this is the first American outing for both cars.

Ruf Bergmeister is inspired by Porsche’s hillclimb cars from the past, specifically the legendary Porsche 906, 909 Bergspyder and 718 RS 60 Spyder. The company also took inspiration from other race cars, such as the 1971 Adamowicz TransAm 911 and 1997 GT1 Evo.

Tony Hatter, the designer of the latest air-cooled Porsche 911, was the man behind the Bergmeister style. Fast driver proud of the leather made entirely of carbon fiber. It is also equipped with a newly developed LED lighting system that will also fit all Porsche 993 models. The entire cabin is trimmed and upholstered in black Alcantara, including a steering wheel that uses direct steering for precision.

Meanwhile, behind the seats is an air-cooled 3.6-liter turbocharged flat-six engine, connected to a six-speed manual transmission. It was designed and engineered by Ruf, producing 450 horsepower (336 kilowatts) and 442 pound-feet (599 Newton-meters) of torque.

“When we started building our own cars in 1974, it was all for the thrill of driving,” says Alois Ruf, owner of RUF Automobile GmbH. “We are honored to be able to appear at The Quail and celebrate the passion of driving with our friends. Bergmeister embodies the most basic of driving experiences, while SCR highlights the latest technology offerings from our team at Pfaffenhausen.”

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