RUF and Luftgekühlt team up for 8-car Petersen exhibit
The Petersen Automotive Museum has a flair for showing off some of the greatest Porsches ever released onto the street or the track. It dedicated its main gallery to The Porsche Effect back in 2018 and is currently displaying some impressive race veterans on the second floor as part of the Redefining Performance exhibit. Recently, the Petersen Automotive Museum has announced upcoming exhibits coordinated with Luftgekühlt, the series of Porsche events celebrating Stuttgart’s air-cooled models.
Pfaffenhausen Speed Shop – The RUF Gallery is the first of two exhibits and will focus on eight supercars from RUF. You can visit that display in The Vault right now, as the exhibit opened May 15. Take a trip down to The Vault and find the 1990 RUF CTR Yellowbird, a 2012 RUF CTR3 ClubSport, a 2007 RUF Turbo R Cabriolet, a 2016 RUF Turbo R Ltd, a 2016 RUF Ultimate, a 1994 RUF RCT EVO narrow body, a 1994 RUF RCT EVO widebody, and a 2015 RUF RT12R.
“We are proud to partner with RUF to gather some of its most impressive vehicles in The Vault presented by Hagerty,” says Petersen executive director Terry L. Karges. “Pfaffenhausen Speed Shop – The RUF Gallery highlights the creativity and vision of Alois Ruf Jr. for one unparalleled celebration of every enthusiast’s favorite event, Luftgekühlt.”
If you’d like to visit the Petersen Automotive Museum, you must first buy tickets in advance. The museum has increased the frequency of routine cleaning and is enforcing social distancing of six feet as well as requiring face coverings.
Beginning August 15, the second display will highlight the powerhouse Porsche 956 and 962 models that took FIA endurance racing by storm in the ’80s and ’90s. Those sleek, mid-engine racers brought Le Mans victory to Porsche and set a long-standing lap record at the Nürburgring Nordschleife.
The inventory in The Vault is always changing, so whether you’re a Porsche fan or not, it’s always worth the extra admission to see what happens to be lurking in its depths.