2002 Volkswagen Beetle RUF Turbo S
The only one ever built of its kind. Multiple award winning and worldwide renown RUF Turbo Beetle. Built in collaboration with RUF Auto Centre in Texas. Body of the vehicle is very clean, paint is in excellent shape, as the car has spent most of its life garaged and taken to shows or driven on weekends. Stance has been lowered with Vogtland Coilovers which have been dialed in and ride very smooth. Exterior mods included deleting the badges and molding the rear valance. A hood cowl over the windshield to elongate the front. Along the sides, Caractere skirts were fitted but he filled the vents to ensure the appearance was sleek. Gas cap was modified to a billet Audi TT. Wheels provided by RUF are 19×8.5″ front and 19×10″ rear RUF wheels with new Kumho ecsta tires on all four corners. 22mm front and 30mm rear H&R adapters were added as well as RUF anodized lugs.
Interior of the car is beautiful. The Recaro Sportster CS leather seats with color-matched shells look amazing and provide comfort as well as hold you in place properly for aggressive driving.
Get in the driver seat and you are immediately greeted by a RUF leather steering wheel, shift knob, molded and painted center console. The Black leather armrest with top stitching can be placed in a upright position. The RUF embroidered mats look great and are in good condition. Other mods include billet aluminum grab handle with custom RUF emblem, VDO boost gauge, RSI polished climate control knobs, polished vents, billet cupholders and mirror switch, Audi TT vents and shifter trim, Euro switch, and stainless door sills. The car has ice cold air conditioning and functional heater.
Engine wise The factory 1.8-liter 20v four-cylinder turbo has been tuned with APR software and turbo-back exhaust, with a custom RUF tip which had been modified to fit the bumper cutout in the rear valance that was designed to resemble Porsche styling. Stratmosphere Hyperflow intake with aFe breather, diverter valve, Samco boost hose kit, Hose Techniques Super Blue vacuum lines, 42 Draft Designs vacuum line T-fitting and restrictor, VF-Engineering mounts, Optima Red Top battery, polished billet aluminum oil, coolant, fuel, windshield washer reservoir and power steering caps, a Stratmosphere intake, diverter valve and Samco hoses to improve the boost and throttle response of the 1.8T. The motor is mated to a six-speed manual with Sigma Six short-shift kit. The driving is very fun and involved with all the right noises and fun torque feel. As for stopping power, RUF modified two brake kits. They made it as much RUF as possible, rebuilding them with RUF pistons and seals, he explained. The fronts consisted of 14.1″ rotors with personalized Brembo six-piston calipers, while the rears utilized 20AE GTI parts.
This is truly a unique vehicle that is a must to have for any Volkswagen or Porsche enthusiast. You will for sure be the talk of any car show or enthusiast gathering with this car.
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