Big news from RUF at the Geneva Motor Show. Alois Ruf, founder and head of RUF Automobile, presented the final production version of the CTR-3, the Cayenne based Dakara and the RUF Greenster (their latest electric 911 based on the eRUF and a Porsche Targa).
Presented at RUF’s first appearance at the Geneva Motor Show the Greenster was inspired by the original Porsche Targa, born in the late 1960s, and the eRUF which was first introduced last year. According to Ruf himself, numerous customers had requested an “open” version of the eRUF. The Greenster, developed in conjunction with Siemens, delivers on those requests. Produced in a record 30 days, the Greenster will be the world’s first electric vehicle fitted with a bi-directional network connection, which – without the otherwise necessary additional recharging electronics – is capable to be recharged in less than an hour at a 400-volt power outlet – and can use the same power outlet to feed energy back into the power network if required. The small series planned on the basis of this concept by RUF Automobile is expected to hit the streets in 2010.
Watch the video below for more details and a closer look at the “Greenster”. While I like the car and love the original Targa look, I’m not so sure about the name…. What do you think?