German tuner Ruf is primarily associated with Porsche sports cars, but the company has experimented with other vehicles over the years. In a recent dig through its public relations archives, Ruf unearthed memories of its modified T4 Volkswagen Transporter van.
Even Ruf doesn’t seem to have much information on this project, save for an old German-language video clip on YouTube. The van apparently had a 3.6-liter twin-turbocharged flat-6 based on the engine used in the 993-generation Porsche 911. That enabled 0-60 mph in around 5.0 seconds.
The van retained seating for six, but with Recaro buckets replacing the stock seats, as well as a Porsche steering wheel and shifter. Aside from a lower ride height and Brabus wheels, it looked fairly stock on the outside, making for a stealthy performance family hauler.
RUF Volkswagen T4
Introduced in 1990, the T4 was the first front-engine Volkswagen van, and the