RUF Automobile has chosen automotive oasis The Concours Club in Miami as its new North American headquarters, opening in summer 2023
MIAMI, Fla. (Mar. 16, 2023) – Legendary supercar manufacturer RUF is pleased to announce its new North American headquarters at The Concours Club in Miami, Florida. Set to open in summer 2023, the facility will serve as RUF’s main North American import and distribution hub and provide vehicle sales, service, parts, track driving experiences and private events. Conveniently located within the Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport, the new RUF U.S. headquarters will fully utilize The Concours Club facility for welcoming clients by appointment only and allowing them to experience RUF vehicles on-site.
The Concours Club is an automotive country club that offers its members luxury resort-style amenities and services, including a driving circuit with FIA-certified features and virtual coaching. Additional luxuries include private garages and storage, fine dining at its Verge restaurant, an events center designed by Pininfarina, lifestyle concierges and more. The location is ideally situated for RUF customers to arrive by aircraft and be on the track within minutes.
“When I first came to the U.S. in 1970, I was amazed by the incredibly active car culture,” said Alois Ruf Jr., director of RUF Automobile GmbH. “Now, after 53 years, we are thrilled to be opening our U.S. home base in Miami, where we can share our passion for motoring with our North American customers. The Concours Club was the perfect fit.”
“RUF Automobile stands for engineering excellence, authenticity, passion, and above all, the thrill of driving,” said RUF North America President Victor Gomez IV. “Establishing our U.S. operations in a global destination city like Miami out of The Concours Club is a perfect base of operations. It offers a sophisticated, world-class resort for our clients to visit the RUF Automobile showroom alongside exceptional amenities. The Concours Club presents an incredible opportunity to engage with RUF customers in a very special way.”
In 1987, the RUF CTR “Yellowbird” was a sensation in the automotive world, becoming the first production car to break the 200-mph barrier topping out at 213 mph. No other production car could keep up. In 2017, RUF celebrated the Yellowbird’s 30th anniversary by unveiling the CTR Anniversary, a modern version of the twin-turbo CTR. Based on a RUF-designed and manufactured carbon-fiber monocoque, its 710 horsepower propels it to a top speed of 225 mph. In 2018, RUF revealed the SCR, a naturally-aspirated supercar based on the same carbon-fiber monocoque as the CTR Anniversary and weighing only 2,756 pounds. The 2022 SCR was further improved with adaptive suspension and is currently in production.
ABOUT RUF AUTOMOBILE GMBH
In 1939, Alois Ruf Sr. first formed his company, AUTO RUF, as a general service garage. The company grew and in 1949 he added a gas station to the complex. By 1955, Ruf Sr. recognized a need in Germany for a full-size tourist bus and challenged himself to build his own to run as a separate business. In 1963, the company began specializing in Porsche vehicles, a direction that Alois Ruf Jr. vowed to continue when he assumed directorship of the company in 1974. In the following year, the first RUF-enhanced Porsche model made its debut. RUF is still family owned and operated by Alois and Estonia Ruf.
ABOUT THE CONCOURS CLUB
The Concours Club sets the new standard for automotive country clubs worldwide. The members-only motorsport facility blends high-performance driving, impeccable service and luxury amenities within a spectacular resort setting. Located minutes from the heart of Miami, it is the ultimate escape for automotive enthusiasts and collectors to relax, connect and share their passion. For more information about The Concours Club, please visit TheConcoursClub.com.