RUF, the respected Porsche tuner that transformed 911s into the 213-mph CTR Yellowbird in the 1980s, will open its North American headquarters in 2023. The company is setting up the facility to distribute the cars, provide parts and service, and house the brand. Related events.
Executives opted to set up shop at the Concourse Club, located in Miami, Fla. is a facility located in, that markets itself as an automotive country club. It looks like the idea location for RUF’s North American division: It has a two-plus-mile race track, garages that enthusiasts can rent to store their cars, and a space for companies to organize events. can be used for The Concours Club is located at the Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport, meaning customers will be able to book an appointment with RUF, board a flight and spend time at the track before signing on the dotted line.
RUF has not disclosed which models it will sell in the United States. Its most recent line-up includes a 710-horsepower, twin-turbocharged tribute to the 1980s Yellowbird called the CTR Anniversary and built around an in-house designed carbon fiber monocoque that powers the naturally aspirated, 510-horsepower There’s a variant called the SCR, and the 777-horsepower coupe is codenamed CTR3 Clubsport and powered by a mid-mounted, 3.8-liter flat-six engine. It also does tuning work for other companies: it notably tuned the engine that powers the wild, 911-based Marc Philippe Gemballa Martian.
We look forward to hearing more about RUF’s plans for our marketplace in the coming months. It will inaugurate its headquarters in the summer of 2023.