RUF - Everything You Need to Know | Up to Speed

  • Published on Feb 14, 2019
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    What’s better than a Porsche? How about a Porsche that’s not actually a Porsche? This is the story of Germany’s most notorious tuning company, the outfit that turned ordinary Porsche bodies into some of the most fearsome sports cars the world has ever seen. From their very first Porsche 356 project car, to the Yellowbird and beyond. This is the story of RUF!
    Hosted by James Pumphrey
    Edited by Colby Mann
    Animation by Raghav Arumugam
    Written by Bart Bidlingmeyer and Peter Nelson
    Directed by Jesse Wood
    Up to Speed is a weekly automotive history show about the best cars, brands, designers, drivers and influencers ever. Host James Pumphrey covers everything from the Toyota Supra to the Chevy El Camino, the VW GTI to the Subaru WRX. The origins of every car will be uncovered to get you Up to Speed.
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Comments • 3 001

  • Donut Media
    Donut Media  3 months ago +650

    Thanks for watching this episode! The race to 2 MILLION subs is ON! Watch your back Funhaus! 12:46 😎

    • mchawk315
      mchawk315 Month ago

      You guys need to have Bruce bring in his corvette for a bumper 2 bumper episode.

    • K hicks
      K hicks 2 months ago

      Make an episode about Chevy Silverado

    • Tyson
      Tyson 3 months ago

      you guys should make a Toyota Camry video

    • KID 310
      KID 310 3 months ago

      Everything you need to know car scenes!!! Stance, Bazoku, Rats, Sleepers, Lifted, Widebody, Rice e.t.c.. do it, double dog dare ya, do it.

    • KID 310
      KID 310 3 months ago

      Camber! Flush! Stance! You guys should do some different car scenes, "up to speed everything you need to know about stanced cars"

  • denmark39
    denmark39 9 minutes ago


  • Ethan Mulleno
    Ethan Mulleno 4 days ago


  • Nguyễn Lê Đức Dương

    Do the Toyota Starlet

  • Nick Salter
    Nick Salter 8 days ago

    Sharkwerks up to speed pls

  • John Bell
    John Bell 10 days ago

    So anyone else catch the fact that the 928 engine shot is a tuned port chevy v8?

  • sevan grigoryan
    sevan grigoryan 12 days ago

    I always thought it was pronounced rough, and not roof. I think rough sounds way better

  • derby
    derby 14 days ago

    Great vid, as always

  • Nigel
    Nigel 15 days ago

    WTF, not expecting a Bruce Greene cameo.

  • dfj0
    dfj0 15 days ago

    The worst part about this story is the founder died the same year my dad was born

  • Matt Treasures
    Matt Treasures 15 days ago

    holy schizer hahahaha

  • Aaron Williams
    Aaron Williams 17 days ago

    Where is Bart and Science Garage! Thank you for the awesome video.

  • Foxwolf 87
    Foxwolf 87 17 days ago +2

    *Is saving up for a RUF CTR2 in a game*
    Me: why not watch up to speed on RUF while grinding for an RUF :D lol

  • Progressionists exe
    Progressionists exe 17 days ago

    Makes videos about cars
    Got sponsored by a hair serum company

    JOSH SMITH 18 days ago

    Had to rewatch this after the Yellow Bird episode of Bumper to Bumper. 😁

  • Fear The Glowing Orb PodCast

    Can't stand this guy 😂 .. so annoying. Cheers

  • HunzHurte
    HunzHurte 20 days ago

    "Das. Original. Meisterwerk."

  • Wilson Wilkinson
    Wilson Wilkinson 21 day ago

    Where have you been and how have i not seen you yet. We both share a love of fantastical editing and f ing Porsches, more specifically the Ruf. Im glad i have a new show to binge. Cheers dude. Keep it real.

  • MrAhriman92
    MrAhriman92 21 day ago

    Thx for pronouncing everything right ☺️❤️
    U guys are awesome
    Stay awesome 😉
    Greetings from Germany 🇩🇪

  • Newy M
    Newy M 21 day ago


    • Newy M
      Newy M 21 day ago

      I was about to unsubscribe

  • Bent Remy
    Bent Remy 21 day ago +1

    Subscribed!!!!! You guys rock. Do a video on RWB Porsche builds. PLEASE!!!!!!!

  • Michael Galin
    Michael Galin 22 days ago +2

    What's wrong with the 928??

  • SummitRecords911
    SummitRecords911 23 days ago

    this guy

  • Marcus Aurelius
    Marcus Aurelius 23 days ago

    Mo powa bb!!!!!

  • Gucci Flip Flops
    Gucci Flip Flops 23 days ago

    I’m a bit cornfused, why would Porsche be giving ruf chassis to work on and ultimately make better than the original car. If they make a car that looks identical to a porsche but makes way more power wouldn’t people gravitate more towards that car? Thus reducing the sales of Porsche’s? Unless Porsche and Ruf made a deal of some kind where Porsche took a percentage of all the cars Ruf sold but nothing like that was mentioned in the video.

  • Tyler Oath
    Tyler Oath 23 days ago

    Please tell me I’m not the only one who got the Reference at 16:25? Nice job by the way James! Nailed it.

  • Shrimp Shrubbery
    Shrimp Shrubbery 23 days ago

    No love for the RTurbo?

  • TheEpicTurtle17 _
    TheEpicTurtle17 _ 24 days ago

    I love ur “accents”!

  • Hq Batman
    Hq Batman 24 days ago

    When I was a kid I used to think ruf was a fake company made by video game companies when porshe wouldn't let their cars be in games.

  • IlKY0SuKElI
    IlKY0SuKElI 24 days ago +4

    Comfort features.... Creatures....
    You guys are so funny. Not joking, not being sarcastic, you guys crack me up in all your videos. Keep you the amazing work.

  • country clubbin
    country clubbin 24 days ago

    My two favorite things, ruf and taking back Sunday!

  • tatum williams
    tatum williams 26 days ago

    The cardinal is Virginia’s bird tho

    JUPLAY 4K 26 days ago

    As a German it is so fun to watch when He tries to speak German or when He speaks with German accent 😂

  • Rifky Fahrana
    Rifky Fahrana 27 days ago

    how to pronounce ruf and roof?

  • ronin 1409
    ronin 1409 29 days ago

    Why the fuck do you yell at me

    • ronin 1409
      ronin 1409 29 days ago

      you only rely on a mainstream media channel so you don't end it. sucks to be you

  • Nick Tanner
    Nick Tanner 29 days ago

    Btw is ruf and porsche same like chevrolet and corvette?

  • Nick Tanner
    Nick Tanner 29 days ago

    To me ruf very similar to porsche

  • Thomas Wary
    Thomas Wary Month ago

    Do one on RWB

  • Blitzkrieg Wolf
    Blitzkrieg Wolf Month ago

    4:28 214 hrsprs in a car that weighed around 2400 "Libs"... I died... then I subscribed.

  • Ray C. Swornaugh 18

    *now do RAUH-welt BELFRIFF /RWB Japan!!*

  • Ray C. Swornaugh 18

    They made their own custom.porsche transmission....what the fuck. This is so impressive.

  • QIan Yefan
    QIan Yefan Month ago

    What about reb Porsche by nakai san?Those wide body kits are gorgeous.

  • Kevin Wiltshire
    Kevin Wiltshire Month ago

    And all they had to do is push the engine forward

  • mm88deathmatch
    mm88deathmatch Month ago

    Absolutely love this!!!!!!

  • Luigi Randazzo
    Luigi Randazzo Month ago

    @11:09 the truth!

  • Mcorp Group of Companies

    THE1975!?, you sneaky Sniky Venky you, third or 5th time watching this video and I only picked that up today.

  • paperchasin23
    paperchasin23 Month ago

    RUF HRSPRS!!!!!

  • Malik Sturm
    Malik Sturm Month ago

    Ruf should do an 911 gt2rs

  • Ronald Romo
    Ronald Romo Month ago

    Moe powah baby make them shirts!!! So I can give you my money

  • me de troller
    me de troller Month ago

    Yellow bird

  • Shower Megrenio
    Shower Megrenio Month ago

    Fun Fact: RUF Is The Baby Knockoff Brother Of Porsche And All Of The Models They Made Its Similar To Porhse

  • Gavin Ledesma
    Gavin Ledesma Month ago

    BUT IN THE YEAR 200000000

  • deidre davis
    deidre davis Month ago

    I love you James 😄

  • Julie Pryor
    Julie Pryor Month ago +1

    4:30 2400 libs😂

  • rehezin
    rehezin Month ago

    RUF is fighting for the people!!!

  • Christian Ompad
    Christian Ompad Month ago

    12:53 is that the guy from inside gaming?

  • Daegan
    Daegan Month ago

    Do rwb!!

  • Challenger RC
    Challenger RC Month ago

    Dodge dart video the og dodge demon

  • CaliBoy 831
    CaliBoy 831 Month ago

    If you guys ever run out of ideas to make new video's, you should make video of motorcycle like Harley Davidson

  • DeadRex Gaming
    DeadRex Gaming Month ago

    Wasn't Porsche in FM1, 2 and 3?

  • ARWINGx1
    ARWINGx1 Month ago

    Huh, I've always pronounced "RUF" as if it was "Rough".

  • Abhishek Sethi
    Abhishek Sethi Month ago

    can we get a 10 hour loop of 10:34

  • Syahir Sufian
    Syahir Sufian Month ago

    Holy Shaisaaa 😏

  • The Legend Racer
    The Legend Racer Month ago

    RUF looks like Porsche

  • S Al-Khafaji
    S Al-Khafaji 2 months ago

    Erm... I actually know the cure to male pattern baldness...

  • ohPushy
    ohPushy 2 months ago

    i watched this video while i was visting family in california. the very next day i saw the yellow bird in person at the peterson automotive museum, so fuckin cool

  • SiR
    SiR 2 months ago +1

    Dog's car

  • Ewan Finch
    Ewan Finch 2 months ago

    bodies in white, h m m

  • Georger the Explorer
    Georger the Explorer 2 months ago


  • Ohh Yeah
    Ohh Yeah 2 months ago


  • Mehdi Boumour
    Mehdi Boumour 2 months ago

    So that's why in 2000, EA released Need for Speed Porsche Unleashed.

  • agus2001
    agus2001 2 months ago

    You are not funny at all. I commend you for your knowledge and research. But really, you suck as a comedian.

  • Jorge Arroyo
    Jorge Arroyo 2 months ago

    WTF is that background?!? Really??

  • Bryan Mendez
    Bryan Mendez 2 months ago

    Everything to know about the Cadillac

  • Gabriel Votaw
    Gabriel Votaw 2 months ago

    the lady at 9:52 reminds me of when i first went fast, i was scared at first but seconds later i was cheering my friend on to push it even harder... good times :)

  • littlecyber h
    littlecyber h 2 months ago

    The Ruf, the Ruf, the Ruf is on fire

  • Grant VanderYacht
    Grant VanderYacht 2 months ago

    do an RWB one

  • Rich Boii
    Rich Boii 2 months ago

    “And all IIIIIII need to knowowow... is that I’m somethin you’ll be missin”

  • diamondking092
    diamondking092 2 months ago


  • Joe Rodriguez
    Joe Rodriguez 2 months ago


  • Mod Grip
    Mod Grip 2 months ago

    Took my GT3 to a small, local top speed event with my balls swinging like Senor Cojones thinking, 'I got this in the testicle bag; only to shrivel inside my abdomen when I saw a CT3 raping the tarmac with it's giant, German erection.

  • Sarah Lundy
    Sarah Lundy 2 months ago

    Stop screaming at me every episode!

  • Matthew Brown
    Matthew Brown 2 months ago +1

    The way that guy was driving the yellowbird around the Nurburgring was awe inspiring. Especially when you've heard all the stories of how hard the original 930 turbos were to drive on the limit, and that was in standard form. So that's one sorted 911piloted by one seriously talented driver. Also, for someone like Porsche to send out blank chassis to allow another company to build their own versions of the legendary 911 from scratch goes to show just how good RUF is. Much respect. 911s kick ass! A little pricey though.

  • donna torres
    donna torres 2 months ago

    Were is 1

  • Bilingual 白領狗
    Bilingual 白領狗 2 months ago


  • 69 GangweeD 420
    69 GangweeD 420 2 months ago

    4:34 I love lsd

  • George Bush
    George Bush 2 months ago

    Omg the taking back Sunday reference just floored me 💀😂💀

  • George Bush
    George Bush 2 months ago

    More powah babeh

  • Alexandru Bogdan
    Alexandru Bogdan 2 months ago

    Still not winning with ruf ctr 3 dragster in crew 2... Beats me the f...g corvette 😬

  • Supun Neththikumara
    Supun Neththikumara 2 months ago

  • Supun Neththikumara
    Supun Neththikumara 2 months ago

    superb as usual guys....

    just sharing

  • Sublex Tube
    Sublex Tube 2 months ago +1


  • Astra Racing
    Astra Racing 2 months ago

    Damn it. Now I'm saying "Hrspwr"

  • Charlie Smash
    Charlie Smash 2 months ago


  • Supremacy 98
    Supremacy 98 2 months ago

    How about singer next?

  • Bunta Fugiwara
    Bunta Fugiwara 2 months ago

    James your hoodie is awsome

  • Watch Naka
    Watch Naka 2 months ago


  • Wahid Feroz
    Wahid Feroz 2 months ago

    I really liked your video, as I am an RUF fan. It was my second from your series. I like your presentation.

  • DjOnD0pe
    DjOnD0pe 2 months ago

    Still rather have an rwb

  • Matthew Buttery
    Matthew Buttery 2 months ago

    Please re-upload with a different host!