Remember when Ruf modified a Volkswagen van?

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

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10 Cheapest Cars with More Than 500 Horsepower

Gone are the days when the average human could only dream of buying a car with a powerful engine that won’t kill your savings account. True, most of the cars on this list don’t exactly qualify as inexpensive, but relative to their performance, they’re bargain buys. They’re even more affordable when compared to the price tags of cars from horsepower magnates like Aston Martin, Lamborghini, Ferrari, and McLaren.

For this latest version of our least-expensive 500-horsepower cars list, we decided to push the envelope a little bit to be more inclusive of other marques. Additionally, we set the threshold for pricing between $55,000 and $115,000 to maximize our buying power. All cars except for two come equipped with a V-8, and in some cases, offer more than 600 horsepower. Let the bargain 500-horsepower club shenanigans begin.

1. 2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat: 717 HP @

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