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dear Sir, I read the article in a recent issue shining a light on the cars built by Ruf (Total 911 issue 160). I note your team feels the Ruf cars are superior to Singer, but I’d urge caution on this statement as really, the two cars can’t be compared. Their concepts are too different: one is focused on all-out power, while the other showcases pure style par excellence. Also, their customers are very different as a result: somebody who desires a Singer won’t really be interested in a car built by Ruf, and vice versa. Undoubtedly Ruf is very prestigious and a legendary marque (knowing Ruf very well, they would certainly be my preference) but on the contrary I have a great deal of respect for Singer and Rob Dickinson for his accomplishments in the recent past – mostly with his ‘attention to detail’. oliver Solheim
All this talk of not being able to compare the two cars just makes us want to organise a mega group test! While we think you’re right in that Singer and ruf each appeal to a slightly different niche within the motoring community, they are offered at similar price points. there is also huge overlap in their respective efforts to deliver insatiable performance alongside the finest standards of fit and finish – particularly their respective later cars. either way, both concerns showcase the porsche 911 in perhaps its greatest and most fascinating light.