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Details: The RUF RtR Narrow

The idea behind the 218 mph Ruf turbo Rennsport (RtR) is to build a Turbo-Coupé, which fulfills all needs of an enthusiastic sports car driver.

The RtR projects its 802bhp via an all-wheel drive system, deployed onto the road by ultra-wide 255mm (front) and 325mm (rear) tires. At high speeds, increased downforce comes from the motorsport-derived rear spoiler, while braking is attained by carbon ceramic discs, measuring 410mm front and 390mm rear, with six-piston calipers on the front discs and four-piston calipers acting on the rear. The powertrain is a well-proven 3.8-liter twin-turbo six-cylinder unit, featuring a dry sump lubrication system with external oil tank. 

Monday 8:27am
I woke up with you on my mind.
You called me babe last night —
my heart is still pounding.

Tuesday 10:53pm
Today I realized we won’t work.
What we are is hurting her.
And I think she matters more to me than you do.

Wednesday 11:52pm
I broke things off with you today.
She barely said a word.
I’ve never regretted anything more than this.

Thursday 4:03pm
I shouldn’t have sent that message.
You shouldn’t have been so okay with receiving it.

Friday 9:57pm
I almost messaged you today.
I didn’t.

Saturday 8:49pm
I’m walking around town in search of alcohol.
They say that liquor numbs the pain of having a broken heart.
I want to put that to the test.

Sunday 2:32am
I heard you texted a girl you’ve never spoken to before.
I wonder if it’s because you’re trying to replace me.
I can’t help but wish you weren’t.
I thought I was irreplaceable.

—  a week with you on my mind, c.j.n.

Just because there are no speed limits doesn’t mean there are no laws. In fact, it means more laws are required, and some of them sound stupid until you remember what gruesome horrors they’re intended to prevent. For example, it’s not uncommon in the U.S. for someone to run out of gas, walk a mile or so to the nearest gas station, get overcharged for a gas can, and walk out in embarrassment. This is not an option on the Autobahn.

“There is a lane on the Autobahn that is just for emergencies,” Mehmet explained. “But if tourists stop there to take a picture or a car runs out of gasoline there, then it’s illegal. There are so many plazas with gas stations that [running out is] seen as something that should never happen. Police will tow you and give you a big fine. You can’t walk on the side of the road, either. No matter what, you’re going to be caught.” Basically, don’t get out of the car under any circumstances, and understand that the goal is to prevent your body from getting instantly turned into a fine red mist.

Yet, what surprises most drivers is that the highway without speed limits has, um, speed limits. Your own personal action movie comes to a screeching halt once you reach the vicinity of a city, or someone will halt it for you. “You can always tell when a driver who is unfamiliar with the Autobahn is here,” said Mehmet. “They always assume you can go as fast as you want on any highway. Earlier this year police seemed to pull over a Russian a day for going over [120 MPH] through the middle of Berlin.” It’s hardly a slap on the wrist, either – that’s good enough for a three month driving ban and a $720 fine.

Oh and if you’re from an EU country, and you drive after getting a ban, they can take away your license permanently – even if you’re from another country. 

No Open Casket Funeral For You: Realities Of The Autobahn