All-Electric Porsche Cayman From Ruf

Written by tonks on September 29, 2008

The Porsche tuning firm Ruf will be working on the new Cayman to turn it into an electric supercar. Many are comparing the new supercar to the Tesla Roadster. Naturally this means that we must point out the similarities or differences between the two.

The tuning firm is supposedly going to debut with a bit less power than the Tesla Roadster drive train (from 185kW to 150kW). However, the twisting force will be increased from 375Nm to 650Nm.

Underneath the hood you will be able to find a lithium-ion battery pack that will be providing the supercar with power. We are not sure if the new Ruf supercar will be equipped with multiple gears – but this is always a possibility. The only way that they will have the ability to reach the top speed of 125 mph is with these gears.

While the Tesla Roadster and the Ruf supercar may have some similarities the two will still be distinctly different in the end. One of the big distinctions is sure to be the price tag. The Tesla Roadster was $100k – but rumors inform us that the new Ruf will be even more expensive. We should have more details on the specs and price of the car next month.


Posted Under: Porsche,Supercars

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