Why wouldn't RUF be interested? Surely it would raise $$$$ as well as increasing awareness of their product.
A manufacturer such as AUTOart could produce a quality model that would sell in comparitively small numbers; so RUF needn't be worried about their brand image being devalued by cheapo low grade models being sold for $10 in thrift stores.
It's a pain in the @** when car firms won't play ball!!! :ranting
Thats a bit of a shame, but I think RUF did not want to go through all the paper work and things that involve the photographing of their cars/ blueprints and such even though the effort required to do these things is not too much... :cool
The Ruf Company as well as their clientele is a introvert and unique inner circle. Even the Porsche crowd looks at them with a starry eye.
A model car wouldn't help nor hurt this product line.
I think Ali came the closest with a mention of photographs and mechanicals. Very reminiscent of the Saleen S7, it has no engine in any of the scale models as the company was against their engine being reproduced.
They should just let Autoart go ahead with production. This way they can have their toys and we can have ours. They don't need the money or the recognition then great, AUTOart can just leave the name off or donate royalty money to their favorite charity.
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