iRacing – RUF Partnership Announced
iRacing and RUF have officially entered into a partnership and the RUF Rt 12 R is more than likely the next car to be coming to the sim racing service. Steve Myers, executive vice president at iRacing, twittered a final clue featuring a picture of a RUF Rt 12 R in front of the RUF Automobile GmbH building. His tweet simply stated ”Ok you guys owe me 60. Last clue for the newest iRacing partner and car we will build.” Myers also confirmed on Twitter that the RUF car will be slotted behind the McLaren MP4-12C in terms of development and release. Data collection on the RUF is to begin immediately. It is interesting to note that Myers also replied to a tweet asking about BMW where he replied “who said we aren’t working on a BMW for iRacing?” Multi Class endurance racing fans may very well get a nice treat in the coming future. Especially once iRacing implements driver swaps into their service.
While it hasn’t been officially confirmed as to which RUF car will be included in iRacing, it stands to reason that the RUF Rt 12 R will be the car of choice since it was the car in Myer’s provided photo. The RT12R was first seen at the 2011 Geneva International Motorshow and is currently RUF’s top of the line vehicle in production. It can be configured as a four wheel drive or a rear wheel drive vehicle and features a 3.8 liter bi-turbo boxer engine that delivers 720 bhp of power with a max torque figure of 940 nm.
A full review of the car from Motor Trend can be found here.
RUF RT 12 R Technical Specifications
6 cylinder bi-turbo boxer engine
Displacement 3.8 l
Maximum power 537 kW (730 bhp) at 7,000 rpm
Maximum torque 940 Nm at 3,500 rpm
6 speed manual gearbox
4WD standard, rear wheel drive optional
Top speed over 370 km/h
Dry weight (DIN) 1,495 kg
Carbon-Fibre rear spoiler
Lightweight front with carbon fibre wings
Carbon fibre front luggage cover
Optional carbon fibre roof
Aluminium doors with lightweight interior fittings
Synthetic side and rear windows
Carbon bucket seats
Rollcage and crossbar integrated in the interior paneling (IRC)
Ceramic brakes, disc diameter 380 mm front, 350 mm rear
Forged aluminium wheels with central locking nut, 9J x 19 front, 12J x 19 rear
Michelin Pilot Sport Cup tyres, 245/35 ZR 19 front, 325/30 ZR 19 rear
Fuel consumption (l/100km)
CO2-Emission 312 g/km
Efficiency category: G
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