iRacing.com, the world’s foremost online motorsport simulation service, today announced plans to add the RUF RT12R to its lineup of virtual race cars and high performance automobiles.  Manufactured by RUF Automobile GmbH, the RT12R is among the world’s very fastest production automobiles.

“We’re excited to offer the RUF RT12R to iRacers around the world,” says Steve Myers, Executive Vice President and Producer, iRacing.com Motorsport Simulation, LLC.  “We’re proud of the assortment of virtual race cars we have available, but iRacers have made it clear they also want high-performance, exotic automobiles in our service.  The RUF RT12R certainly fits the bill.  It’s a superb piece of automotive sculpture, with performance that is nothing short of breathtaking.”

At the heart of the RUF’s performance is a 3.8 liter, twin-turbo, flat six engine producing 730 horsepower and nearly 700 lb/ft of torque.  Coupled with a six speed transmission, the RT12R has a top speed of 230 mph.

“RUF is pleased to partner with iRacing.com in building a digital version of the RT12R,” said Estonia Ruf, Director of Marketing, RUF Automobile GmbH.  “For more than 70 years RUF has been recognized for the craftsmanship and cutting-edge engineering that goes into all of our automobiles.  Although it is a young company, comparatively speaking, iRacing clearly shares those core values of craftsmanship and engineering excellence.”

iRacing vehicle dynamic engineers will begin the process of creating a digital prototype of the RT12R later this spring.  When completed, the prototype will undergo a rigorous testing and development process in order to insure the virtual RUF drives just like the real one.  iRacing expects to make its RUF RT12R available to iRacing members in the fall of 2012.

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This is good, but I think everybody’s waiting for the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup. Hopefully EA will release the death grip it has on the marque.

PorscheFan
March 29th, 2012 at 6:07 pm

1million likes…

Gregory
February 6th, 2013 at 8:42 am

RUF is porsche??

Vinny
March 29th, 2012 at 7:26 pm

This is good 😀

Anonymous
March 29th, 2012 at 7:42 pm

Sweet. I assume this will be placed in the Prototype/GT Series with the Ford GT, C6R and HPD-ARX-01C? And the McLaren MP4-12C GT3?

Anonymous
March 29th, 2012 at 7:55 pm

I’ll finally get to drive a Porsche! 🙂

RobG
March 29th, 2012 at 8:06 pm

“iRacers have made it clear they also want high-performance, exotic automobiles in our service”

Alot of people wanted Porsche, because they race them pretty much over the whole world, in all kinds of series, not because its an exotic car.
I havent seen a lot of people (none actually), asking for exotic sportscars
This is the first road car for the service, and it looks like its not going to be the last one.
Whats next?, a Bugatti Veyron?……

its not a Porsche ( they only share chassis and shell)
RUF only makes roadcars, that means road tires, relatively heavy and soft suspension (compared to a racecar) so do not expect a GT3 cup, or for it to run within the Prototype/GT series.

Dont get me wrong, Its a great company, and great cars, and im sure it will be awesome to drive, and can produce some proper racing, my only concern is that iRacing is taking a wrong turn here, by adding roadcars to their service

Leo
March 30th, 2012 at 5:16 am

I have to agree with you, Leo.

Reino Tanni
March 30th, 2012 at 9:29 am

Great way to get a Porsche-bodied car into the service given the commercial strangle-hold from game manufacturers…

…great work iRacing.

Ben
March 31st, 2012 at 6:09 am

i hope they use this instead of the mclaren in the 2.4 hours of daytona

kruncher1
August 15th, 2013 at 12:52 am

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