I assume you mean Ruf later in the article? or is Tuf a different company... i not being sarcastic, im just interested.
Porsche may or may not be working on an electric sportscar - there's nothing lined up for its Paris Motor Show appearance, that's for sure - but if you want one, turn to German auto tuner Ruf. Ruf Porsche CTR3 Ruf's custom Porsche CTR3: will the 'leccy one look like this? Next month, the company will show off a prototype …
Ah, the company is finally getting back to its roots... after all (Dr Ferdinand) Porsche's first design was the 1901 electric Lohner-Porsche - driven by hub-mounted motors, and in one version powered by a bang-up-to-date petrol-electric hybrid power source. Can't think of a better car manufacturer to develop exciting electric vehicles, even if this project is led by a third party.
This has nothing to do with the story, however I've noticed that Reg Hardware is still using the old style shortcut icons in the address bar instead of the new (and, admittedly, more stylish) icons on El Reg proper. Was this just overlooked? Or is this on purpose?
I ask because it massively clashes with my OCD. THEY DON'T MATCH AND IT'S PAINFUL! :(
Why is it some little guy can make an electric car that is cool, goes fast, and can even go a distance I might need to travel, but all the big car manufacturers insist on making slow ugly piles of steaming crap with a range that can not get me to work, let alone getting me back home?
500lb/ft of torque, and given that Ruf tend to use Porsche platforms [although I *believe* they are a manufacturer in their own right, much like Alpina, with thier own chassis numbers] probably rear engined....
...who wants to put a fiver on it being a '73 RS stylee widowmaker for those lucky enough to be in the position to buy one?
...the Mini with electric hubs (http://www.treehugger.com/files/2006/08/the_hybrid_mini.php)? 640HP, 0-100kph in 4.5 sec, 200-250 mile range on electric, what's not to love? Well, except maybe the lack of brakes (no mechanical braking, it's all done via the hub motors).
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