Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Ruf Rt 12 R

Reasons to consider the
Ruf Rt 12 R

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Significantly more torque 696 ft-lb @ 3,500 RPM vs 448 ft-lb @ 5,600 RPM More than 55% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Faster top speed 229 mph vs 209 mph 20 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Faster in the quarter mile 10.8 s vs 11.5 s More than 5% faster at the drag strip
More expensive sticker price $365k vs $250k More than 45% more expensive harder to own
More powerful engine 720 HP @ 7,000 RPM vs 611 HP @ 7,600 RPM Around 20% stronger engine
Lighter curb weight 3,289 lb vs 3,726 lb More than 10% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Side view of Ferrari 599

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Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano

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Much bigger engine 5,999 cc vs 3,800 cc Around 60% bigger engine

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Rt 12 R  vs
Ferrari 599 
Brand Ruf Ferrari
Price 365,490 250,000
Year 2011 2006

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 4.57 lb/hp 6.1 lb/hp
Maximum hp 720 HP @ 7,000 RPM 611 HP @ 7,600 RPM
Maximum torque 696 ft-lb @ 3,500 RPM 448 ft-lb @ 5,600 RPM
Engine placement Rear Front
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 3,800 cc 5,999 cc
Cylinders Flat 6 V12
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 9:1 11.2:1
Valvetrain DOHC Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC)
Valves per cylinder 4 4

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,289 lb 3,726 lb
Width 72.9 in 77.2 in
Height 51.2 in 51.7 in
Length 175.2 in 183.7 in
Front track width 58.7 in 66.5 in
Wheelbase 92.5 in 108.3 in

road tests

Rt 12 R  vs
Ferrari 599 
Top speed 229 mph 209 mph
1/4 mile 10.8 s 11.5 s
0-200kph 9.5 s 10.3 s

transmission

Drivetrain 4WD w/PSM, PTM 2WD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6
Gear ratios
1: 3.82:1
2: 2.14:1
3: 1.48:1
4: 1.18:1
5: 0.97:1
6: 0.79:1
Axle ratio 3.44:1 4.18:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Brembo Disc Disc
Rear brakes Brembo Disc Disc
Front wheels 482/? 215 245/40 19
Rear wheels 482/? 279 305/35 20
Ruf Rt 12 R
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Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano
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