Inspired by the Glockler and Petermax Muller special racers I recently customized a set of early VW Smoothie wheels with a drilled out hole pattern for weight reduction and added style. These wheels will be featured on the coming FF004 but here’s a quick glance at the outcome.
I went with a semi gloss black finish to accent the Porsche Pre A Drums being used on FF004.
I’ve finally compiled a list of a few articles where my work and RUNGE KAROSSERIE has been featured in Print, Television and Media with more unannounced features coming soon! Check out some of the great articles written by fellow enthusiasts:
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 an estimated weight of 1350LBS.
The body is to be finished in either painted or raw Aluminum with Matte finished accents done to the customers color choice. The design calls for full leather interior with aluminum trim. The “R1” Is available for commissioned build now. Be the first to own the R1.
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 Karosserie performs our Superlight coachwork as shown here. The tubular aluminum buck is entirely hand shaped and acts as a guide for the final fitment of our aluminum body work.
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. Here you can get a taste of what it sounds like.