Ruf Automobile has built some truly amazing vehicles over the years; the iconic “Yellowbird” CTR, the climb-ready Bergmeister and the sleek SCR, to name a few. Based in Pfaffenhausen in Bavaria, Germany, the historic automaker now has a permanent home in North America – and in a city known for its sports cars and sunshine, no less.
At this year’s Flat Six Fest in Miami, Alois Ruf Jr. announced that Ruf would settle in South Florida at the Concours Club. The Competition-Club, you may remember our previous coverageis an upscale playground for affluent enthusiasts that is just steps from Miami’s Opa-Locka Executive Airport.
“Ruf Automobile is synonymous with engineering excellence, authenticity, passion and, above all, fun to drive,” said Ruf North America President Victor Gomez IV. “Establishing our headquarters in a global destination city like Miami at a special car station like the Concours Club is a perfect base of operations.”
Ruf will have a full run of the Concours Club track and amenities, which includes a 2,100ft front right away for high speed testing, a 46ft wide riding surface and a fully digital telemetry system for save data to the track. Ruf will also offer vehicle sales, service, parts and private events to its US customers.
“The Concours Club presents an incredible opportunity to engage with our customers in a very special way,” Gomez said.
Ruf recently made the news in release a documentary which sums up the brand’s 80-year history. The 50-minute documentary reveals the origins of the Ruf brand and details the CTR’s record speed of 213 mph. Soon we will see some of these iconic cars on the streets of South Florida.