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Ultra-Rare 1998 RUF BTR To Auction At Amelia Island

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Ultra-Rare 1998 RUF BTR To Auction At Amelia Island
Ultra-Rare 1998 RUF BTR To Auction At Amelia Island

The RUF BTR is a thing of legend, yet it’s believed a mere ten were built using the 993-generation Porsche 911s. One of them is headed to the auction block this weekend and as you might imagine, expectations of what it might fetch are high with the auction house expecting somewhere between $950,000 and $1,100,000 once all is said and done.

An original 1967 Ford GT40 is auctioning this weekend as well.

This 1998 RUF BTR not only has standout looks, thanks to its cosmetic modifications and that undeniably cool Adrian Blue, it has the performance chops to back it up and then some.

Image via Broad Arrow Auctions
Image via Broad Arrow Auctions

Boosting the 3.6-liter engine to produce 420-horsepower and 435 lb.-ft. of torque was achieved by RUF engineers adding aggressive forced induction to the equation. More specifically, a single KKK K27 turbo provides 11.6 psi, with a custom air-to-air intercooler, modified cams, and Bosch Motronic Engine Management system capitalizing on the forced feeding.

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While that kind of power is most definitely impressive, the claimed 0-60 time of 4.1 seconds and a top speed of 191 mph was more than impressive in the late 90s and is still nothing to sneeze at today.

Image via Broad Arrow Auctions
Image via Broad Arrow Auctions

The driver gets to join in the raucous fun thanks to a six-speed manual transmission. A limited-slip differential and lowered suspension help keep this powerful ride reigned in.

RUF didn’t just give this BTR a cool exterior and explosive performance, it also addressed the needs of the occupants with an opulent Mocca Brown leather interior with blue accent stitching and seat piping. Details like RUF doorplates, aluminum pedals, Harman Kardon sound system, and a power-sliding sunroof make this an enjoyable ride for just cruising to a car meet.

Image via Broad Arrow Auctions
Image via Broad Arrow Auctions

With its rarity and the potential high bid, we would expect this will be more of a garage and trailer queen as the new owner will view it as an investment vehicle perhaps to be displayed at select events.

It will cross the block at the Broad Arrow Amelia Auction 2024 event. See the lot listing and learn more here.

Images via Broad Arrow Auctions

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