The “R1” is a design I first sketched out in 1999. The R1 has been designed on the platform of Porsche 911 mechanicals with the RUNGE tubular mid engine chassis. The R1 has a 91″ Wheel base, sports a mid-engine 911 Porsche powerplant, tubular mild steel/monocoque chassis with 911 Steering rack and braking. Engine output runs 280HP with … Continue reading The “R1” Concept
I have finally begun skinning the tubular “Superleicht” buck for FF003. This method is proving to work beautifully providing an excellent guide for accurate shaping. Once the skin and tubular skeleton are welded and bonded at the mounting points the joining becomes a tight and rigid structure.
In racing there are few guarantees. But one of those few gaurantees is the battle between power and weight. When this battle is properly balanced, the realization of an ethereal machine is accomplished. Utilizing Superleicht or Superleggera coachwork maintains a very robust body structure while minimizing weight. Runge Cars performs our Superlight coachwork as shown … Continue reading Runge “Superleicht” Coachwork
Over the past few years I’ve had the privilege of rubbing shoulders with Landspeed record setter and fellow Porsche enthusiast Tom Bruch. Tom has been tuning early 2 piece VW motors since the 60’s. Tom and I came up with a plan to build this Vintage Speed motor for my current Frankfurt Flyer series racer. … Continue reading Vintage Speed Porsche meets VW