ERuf Model A review (electric Porsche 911) MSN Cars UK

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eRuf Model A review Porsche 911)

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What: Model AWhere: Pfaffenhausen, £150,000+Available: 2009 — rivals: Tesla Roadster,

Caring about the environment has been so easy now Ruf has ripped the engine out of a Porsche 911 and slotted in a

Likes: it’s green, and comfy, tooDislikes: lardy no luggage space, rough inside and understanding new technology

eRuf Model A


Alois Ruf’s calling is a firebreathing 911 that eats like a small child through chocolate, so the car rolling out of the company’s skunkworks, just a from the main factory, is technically known as a turn up for the It’s the start of a whole new for Ruf Automobile: the eRuf Model A, first electric sportscar.Ruf there’s only so much left to be wrung from the And while the tuning community on the is happy to bury its head in the oil sand, he is already looking to the with the eRuf brand will provide environmentally sportscars for petrolheads with a

This is the first step, a Carrera S with the internal engine ripped out and replaced an electric motor and batteries.With no cooling requirements, or exhaust, Ruf smooth out the styling, but this is the first step on a journey into the future. By the time A hits the open market it have evolved into a new animal: lighter, sleeker and much faster.Tesla proved electric cars could be but with a real, working 911, Ruf has produced a fast and car that simply plugs in at the end of the for the sake of convenience we’ll the fact that electricity comes from smoke power stations.

Even the most efficient engine loses 75% of its output to friction and the ancillary systems. An motor is a much simpler and 80% of the output goes straight to the with all the monumental 480 lb/ft of coming direct from the from 0rpm, which the traditional six-speed manual in car almost redundant.It’s there, for but the car takes off in sixth and eventually the will make way for a more automatic set-up with reverse and park. And with all torque it doesn’t really that the actual power is 150kW, the electrical equivalent of

That’s warm hatch at best.

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But still the eRuf can through the 60mph mark in seconds, in sixth gear, the whirs and clicks of the gearbox and hydraulic pumps giving way to the roar of tyre meeting and the electric three-phase brushless winding up to 5,000rpm. And that dull noise will on rising until the 140mph — not bad for a green machine.As for the right here, right they’re standard. But that change as the nature of the motor it can be turned into a generator at the of a switch, or the press of a pedal.

So, in the hitting the brake will generator mode and the car will in just the same way while the batteries. But the traditional disc will all but disappear, remaining as an emergency brake.

Ruf worked hard to keep the basic front/rear weight and retain the basic handling of the 911 Carrera S, kind of. But there’s one problem, the car weighs slightly than a moon thanks to 96 of the iron phosphate/lithium ion batteries replace the conventional tank of They’re rammed everywhere, in the space, throughout the back end and else they could of to achieve the 200km range was deemed an essential part of the for a usable commuter car rather a near-pointless technical demonstration.

had been hard at work the label maker on this and the dashboard is a rough concoction of buttons and hastily connected right now. Aside that there is a race-style readout that contains a new world of information, like the remaining battery life and the efficiency of the brushless three-phase the final version will a 911 interior so expertly modified you’ll swear it left the production line and only the information, like how much is left in the batteries and how much using, will be on show. hopefully, there’ll be some space once the next gen are fitted as even the rear have been ripped

The MSN Cars verdict: 3/5

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The real in this is that every electric car requires some of sacrifice: either looking a berk in a G-Whiz or folding joints over the sill of a which is basically a Lotus when all is said and done. A combines green, electric with Porsche 911 style, and practicality.It’s rough around the but this is just the first and with the finest tuner in the business putting his full behind the project it will go in leaps and bounds.We cannot for Model B.

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