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
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  • Donut Media
    Donut Media  10 months ago +758

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

    • drsupremo88
      drsupremo88 Month ago +1

      On th way 3 million now

    • Rachael Thomas
      Rachael Thomas 2 months ago

      Do a Subaru legacy video please!

    • tfs2O3
      tfs2O3 2 months ago

      Do one on Cizeta and Jay Leno yelling at that scumbag Zampolli in public,calling him a "filthy Guinea" and saying "aren't you fucking dead yet!?" What a great feud!

    • tfs2O3
      tfs2O3 2 months ago

      @Ibrahim Khalif You dont know how to drive a stick!!??
      I got my drivers license in 1995 and 80% of cars and trucks were stick then! Everyone knew how,or u didn't drive much without owning an Automatic.

    • Ibrahim Khalif
      Ibrahim Khalif 2 months ago

      Donut Media do a Video on how to drive a stick shift.

  • ruemax 11
    ruemax 11 2 days ago

    i clicked on the like button one second before he said to.

  • V12 swapped Renault Twingo

    when james said the porsche lost control it hit me hard in my soul

  • Lester Garcia
    Lester Garcia 2 days ago

    @Donut Media this is an aside and this RUF video was awesome but what about doing an uptospeed on RWB & singer vehicle design?

  • Fallen7Pie
    Fallen7Pie 3 days ago

    The right way to make that joke is "They made a ruf for people who didn't want one" *convertable graphic*

  • Anthony Filla
    Anthony Filla 4 days ago

    Dude I’ve watched this video like 3 times already and I JUST NOW noticed that Taking Back Sunday reference!

  • DerHugo01
    DerHugo01 7 days ago

    oh man i literally live down the road from the ruf shop and was actually pretty good friends with alois' daughter when we were in school together. i didnt know it was really known outside of germany

  • B O
    B O 7 days ago

    The yellowbird is for real will kill you if you don't know what you doing

  • Gucci Gangsta
    Gucci Gangsta 8 days ago

    I remember this is in forza motorsports 4 I bought rufs because porches were dlc

  • Aaron Johnson
    Aaron Johnson 8 days ago

    #i love ur vids lol 😅😅😅😅🥰🥰😃😃

  • Ioannis Tube
    Ioannis Tube 10 days ago

    4:33 Look at you now James. Not giving in to the opportunity of making an obvious LSD joke. You're such a grownup now, I'm proud of you..

    DOSHIBA. JPG 14 days ago +1

    I dont know If just i do that everytime wen i say RUF i say
    Like a dog

    I know thats is cringe

  • Salty Troopa
    Salty Troopa 14 days ago

    Who here still crazy with the iconic old sexy 911s? Old school babyy

  • Paul R. Screvane
    Paul R. Screvane 19 days ago

    10:52 "A BIFUNCTIONAL wing, because wings are fluid." 😂😂😂

    I wonder how many people caught that line

  • Paul Ismetoglainen Darudian

    MO POWA BEBE!!! 💪😎

  • Marcus Quinones
    Marcus Quinones 26 days ago


  • Dustin White
    Dustin White 27 days ago

    Ahhh!!! My comforts!!! Lmao!! Yes!!

  • Gabriel Soto
    Gabriel Soto Month ago

    Why is there a chevy Tpi at 5:20 ??

  • jsquared1013
    jsquared1013 Month ago

    When you talk about the 928, the engine bay shot looks like it's from a 928 with an LT1 swap, not a normal 928 engine bay.

    And Alois Ruf doesn't speak with an accent that exaggerated.

  • Barlos2x
    Barlos2x Month ago

    funhaus bruce? drives a demon sick

  • Dro NITRO
    Dro NITRO Month ago

    Hey you where in the movie fun size

  • N K
    N K Month ago

    It’s Porsche, question answered.

  • stindzis
    stindzis Month ago

    i like when you cry . you have a heart ,man. thats big

    X DAFACTOR Month ago


    X DAFACTOR Month ago


  • Mike D
    Mike D Month ago

    Its pronounced "house in".

  • Tyler Tyson
    Tyler Tyson Month ago

    Moe powaa baby

  • Matt Williams
    Matt Williams Month ago


  • FastCarsNoRules220
    FastCarsNoRules220 Month ago

    Oh, Ruf is literally a word? I've been calling it "R-U-F", just saying it as the letters (kinda like BMW or GMC) for years...

  • Joris Le Blansch
    Joris Le Blansch Month ago

    The part where he said the company was named after the top of your house really hurt me from inside

  • Jounkd# 21TM
    Jounkd# 21TM Month ago

    Make a video about RWB donut

  • Pixelers
    Pixelers Month ago

    glad this alois not born in 1837

  • Nelson Koentadi
    Nelson Koentadi Month ago

    So RUF is faster Porsche

  • Kgomotso Modise
    Kgomotso Modise Month ago

    Up to speed - RWB😭🙏

  • The Wayward Grape
    The Wayward Grape Month ago

    I wanted my first car to be RUF Porsche. I had no concept of money back then 😂

  • drsupremo88
    drsupremo88 Month ago

    More power baby!

  • ChiefBurner
    ChiefBurner Month ago +1

    The ruf ctr2 is my favorite of the rufs

    • ChiefBurner
      ChiefBurner Month ago +1

      I actually think the ctr3 looks kinda like the the Carrera gt unless I’m mistaken somehow.

  • 듀이 듀이
    듀이 듀이 Month ago


  • The Shaman of Many Chins

    ohh calypso green...

  • charlesazn29
    charlesazn29 2 months ago

    12:55 BRUCE GREEN :O

  • Legacy Turbo
    Legacy Turbo 2 months ago

    Btr??? Bind torture and kill ..!!!!!!!!! 🤔🤣

  • Mr Epic
    Mr Epic 2 months ago

    PMSL aaaaahhhhh my comforts.

  • Iain Robertson
    Iain Robertson 2 months ago

    Weird how Americans say 9-2-8 and not 9-28 or 9-3-0 and 9-30

  • Littel Jake
    Littel Jake 2 months ago

    Is RUF the same as Porsche

  • Yige Liu
    Yige Liu 2 months ago

    Imagine RUF + RWB

  • silver2kgti
    silver2kgti 2 months ago

    The Taking Back Sunday tribute was beautiful!!!

  • cloud chaser
    cloud chaser 2 months ago

    RUF is what you say to yourself when one passes you going 170 . R u fkn kidding me!?

  • whiteribbonman1
    whiteribbonman1 2 months ago

    thumbs-DOWN #722 I am, extremely early Friday morning 4 October 2019! I am an American that lived in Deutschland for 6 years and YOU are the type of American, with your crappy English and poor “German” pronunciations, that always managed PISSED OFF us U.S. military personnel! People like YOU cause generalizations about Americans being stupid.

  • dady g
    dady g 2 months ago

    I think ur poop 💩 stuck in ur ass
    Thatswhy u r talking like that

  • Pete Sanchez
    Pete Sanchez 2 months ago

    Did that Porsche at 5:18 have a tuned port injection

  • Mr.Dr.ProfStonerman
    Mr.Dr.ProfStonerman 2 months ago +4

    i remember seeing RUF in racing games when i was younger and always thought it was a fake company created by game companies to have porsches

    • Mohammed fadhily
      Mohammed fadhily 2 months ago +1

      Mr.Dr.ProfStonerman I thought the same 😂😂😂

  • Lj Liendo
    Lj Liendo 2 months ago

    Muy Buen Episodio (Y)

    AROUND THE HAM 2 months ago

    Great video...and done while you were high AF 😂😂😂

  • AutoxDC5
    AutoxDC5 2 months ago

    Ahhh my comforts!

  • Matthew Owen
    Matthew Owen 2 months ago

    Much love for all my nerds who drive with there thumbs

  • Matthew Mackerras
    Matthew Mackerras 2 months ago

    that was asphalt 8. that was the barcelona track. i always mess up the barcelona track.

  • Dez Talley
    Dez Talley 2 months ago

    That unibrow.

  • Social Outcast
    Social Outcast 2 months ago +1

    Where's the Porch 928 video? Tom Cruise for God sake..! Weird Science movie..!

  • Petar Dadasovic
    Petar Dadasovic 2 months ago

    Need me a "mo powah Bebe" ringtone

  • Tylor Miranda
    Tylor Miranda 2 months ago

    Grand Turismo 2! That's where I first learned about RUF. I was just a kid and the interwebs was basically nonexistent, so I thought it was just a knockoff because GT couldn't get the rights from Porsche. I guess I was half right.