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RUF Automobile Opens North American Doors at The Concours Club in Miami

Well-known for its wild Porsche-based tuner cars of yesteryear, today, RUFs utilise bespoke bodies and chassis that have garnered a serious following amongst a plethora of petrolheads over the years. And now, they’re opening a shop in North America. We’re unsure if this speaks to the popularity of the RUF brand itself, or the popularity of bespoke Porsche resto-mods, with brands such as Singer and Guntherwerks leading the charge amongst the new school.

RUFs most famous car, the CTR “Yellowbird” was the first production car to break the 200-mph barrier at 213 mph in 1987. Subsequent iterations include the twin-turbo CTR, based on a bespoke carbon-fibre monocoque while the current latest 2022 model year car comes equipped with adaptive suspension.

Related: Two of the Fastest SUVs in the World Through the Lens of the FUJIFILM X-T5.

Alois ruf at the concours club in miami
Alois RUF | Image: Jorge Guasso

Set to open in the summer of 2023, the facility will serve as RUFs main North American import and distribution hub and provide vehicle sales, service, parts, track driving experiences and private events. It’s located within the Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport and will also use the Concours Club facility in terms of welcoming clients by appointment only and allowing them to experience RUF vehicles on-site.

The Concours Club is an automotive country club that offers its members luxury resort-style amenities and services, including a driving circuit with FIA-certified features and virtual coaching. Members also receive private garages and storage, a Verge restaurant, and an events centre designed by Pininfarina.

“When I first came to the U.S. in 1970, I was amazed by the incredibly active car culture,” said Alois Ruf Jr., director of RUF Automobile GmbH. “Now, after 53 years, we are thrilled to be opening our U.S. home base in Miami, where we can share our passion for motoring with our North American customers. The Concours Club was the perfect fit.”

“RUF Automobile stands for engineering excellence, authenticity, passion, and above all, the thrill of driving,” said RUF North America President Victor Gomez IV. “Establishing our U.S. operations in a global destination city like Miami out of The Concours Club is a perfect base of operations. It offers a sophisticated, world-class resort for our clients to visit the RUF Automobile showroom alongside exceptional amenities. The Concours Club presents an incredible opportunity to engage with RUF customers in a very special way.”

If these pictures are anything to go by, the location will be a paradise for petrolheads, more information can be found via the link below.

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Ruf opens at the concours club
RUF Line-up | Image: Maxel Pupo
Ruf track at the concours club
The Concours Club | Image: Supplied
2022 ruf scr in green
RUF SCR | Image: Supplied

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