Ruf Developing High Performance Electric Porsche 997 Carreras

German Porsche tuner Ruf have announced they are set to begin developing 10 test-bed electric Porsche 997 Carreras, this comes hot on the heels of Porsche themselves announcing they have developed 3 electric Boxsters for road testing electric drive-trains. Ruf has often been once step ahead of Porsche and this appears to be no different, there will be 3 unique set ups used on the 10 new Ruf electric 997s, listed below;

1. Single Motor Concept
– Base vehicle, Porsche 997 Carrera
– Electric motor (180 kW) and inverter from Siemens AG
– Porsche production gearbox used for speed reduction
– Lithium-ion batteries with an energy capacity of 29 kWh
– Integrated charger, DCDC-converter, plug, socket and charging cable
– Interior heating
– Data recording unit for analysis and documentation of the charging/ discharging, journey and component data
Driving range approximately 150 km, maximum speed about 220 km/h, acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in about 7 seconds

2. Twin Motor Concept with 2-speed Gearbox

– Base vehicle, Porsche 997 Carrera
– Two transversely mounted Siemens synchronous electric motors (250 kW) with double inverters
– Automatic 2 speed gearbox, limited slip differential
– Liquid cooled and heated lithium ion battery with an energy capacity of 36,6 kWh
– Integrated charger, DCDC-converter, plug, socket and charging cable
– Interior heating
– Data recording unit for ananlysis and documentation of the charging/ discharging, journey and component data
Driving range approximately 200 km, maximum speed about 220 km/h, acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in about 5 seconds

3. Twin Motor concept with Torque Vectoring

– Base vehicle, Porsche 997 Carrera
– Two transversely mounted Siemens synchronous electric motors (250 kW) with double inverters
– Two seperate angular bevel gearboxes for independent rear wheel drive
– Liquid cooled and heated lithium ion battery with an energy capacity of 36,6 kWh
– Charging via inverter, DCDC-converter, plug, socket and charging cable
– Interior heating
– Data recording unit for analysis and documentation of the charging/discharging, journey and component data
Driving range approximately 200 km, maximum speed about 180 km/h, acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in about 5 seconds

The cars are due on the road for testing in the first half of 2011 and no date has been mentioned for when customers can expect to buy an electric Ruf Porsche. Ruf have been testing electric drive-train tech since 2008 and some argue that they are further along the road to selling a production-level electric Porsche than Porsche themselves, time will tell.

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