RUF Goes Country With Rodeo Concept 911

It’s the company’s first rodeo. Porsche-tuner RUF has gone off the road with its latest 911, the Rodeo Concept that takes the company’s in-house made carbon monocoque and applies classic-look body panels, all-wheel drive, and rough road capability.

That chassis was born for the CTR Anniversary and SCR, slashing weight from the 911 and really turning it largely into a new vehicle. This one gets a big bull bar in the nose and a serious number of off-road lights on the hood, and there’s a roll cage hidden inside too.

A little bit country, a little bit race car. The RUF Rodeo Concept was conceived, designed, engineered, and built for one reason alone – we thought it would be fun! The car is the first ever off-road car with a carbon fibre monocoque making it light and sporty, but also ready to tackle any road. Inspired by our friends and RUF owners Bruce Meyer, Phillip Sarofim and Ralph Lauren.

Posted by RUF Automobile GmbH on Monday, March 9, 2020

Lifted, with beefy tires fitted and the RUF equivalent of plastic cladding on the bodywork, this one looks ready maybe not for rock crawling, but definitely for the desert.

It’s called the Rodeo not because it can run with horses, but because of Rodeo drive as well as Ralph Lauren’s Western collection. Which should give you an idea of the target for this car.

No engine specs given, but we’re sure you can get any of RUF’s current offerings like the 700 hp twin-turbo flat-six in the CTR. It’s a Safari 911 with a more impressive pedigree, more carbon fiber, and an adorable little shovel on the engine cover. But it’s also cool as heck, and we definitely appreciate a 911 that looks ready to be used not parked. There’s a video walk-around and description of the motivation behind the car, too.

first published by fourtitude