I am nearing the completion of my latest work, FF004. This project was very special in that I was able to utilize an original Ray Litz built 356 engine, LSD Getrag 4 Speed Transaxle and Pre A Brakes for mechanicals.
As you can see I gave the car a very unique but functional design cue with the “Suicide” doors. The influence came from the Heini Sauter Porsche special built in 1952. The idea was for “Ease of entrance and exit at rally checkpoints.”
I recently invested in a commercial grade polishing system. This is what restorers of vintage warbird airplanes use for a mirror finish. As you can see in the photos it is working well, and this is not the final polish!
The final numbers on this build should put it at about 1130LBS with 115HP. To find out more about build options email CRunge@TheMotoringJournal.com
RUNGE Karosserie is now offering the Crest Badge for sale. These are available in limited quantity at $85.ooUSD Shipped in the United States. Contact CRunge@TheMotoringJournal.com for more info.
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 to fit either an Ariel Atom or our Porsche underpinnings.
The Porsche running gear has a 91″ Wheel base, sports a mid-engine 911 Porsche powerplant, folded stainless frame with 911 Steering rack and braking. Engine output runs 280HP with an estimated weight of 1350LBS.
The Atom platform offers different options for power and performance. Inquire for more info. 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. Pricing starts at $129,000. Be the first to own the R1.
I have finally begun skinning the tubular “Superleggera” 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.