Since 1987 RUF has been an automotive company that has taken Porsche models and modified them to offer more power and more ways to create the performance that was desired. This tuner company does for Porsche what Shelby does for Ford with the Mustang. For the first time in its nearly thirty year history this company has created their own car and made it to have a great way to pay homage to the original Yellowbird model that was presented in 1987. This new RUF car came to the Geneva Motor Show in order to give us a look at what this amazing new car has to offer.
This new car is setting a record for being the world’s first rear engine carbon fiber monocoque road car to be driven. This car will be powered by a 3.6-liter twin turbocharged flat six-cylinder engine that brings you a full 710 horsepower and 649 lb.-ft. of torque. This power is sent to the rear wheels with the use of a six-speed manual transmission. This new car is called the RUF CTR and is made to be able to reach sixty mph in less than 3.5 seconds with a top speed of 223 mph.
Using the carbon fiber build of this car the RUF CTR weighs in at 2,640 pounds to give it a seriously impressive power to weight ratio. The suspension underneath is a double wishbone build with a pushrod configuration for the front and rear. The braking comes from a set of carbon ceramic brakes that uses six-piston discs in the front and four-piston calipers in the rear. This gives the car a great way to drive around the track and handle all the twists and turns that can come its way, this is a car that you’ll certainly be able to enjoy the impressive ride on the road and at the track.
There is room for two seats inside this car and it offers Alcantara covers on the seats in the cabin. You can see carbon fiber features throughout the interior of this car as well with aluminum pedals to give this car a great look. The steering wheel is s three-spoke design that gives a nod to the racing qualities of this amazing car. You’ll also love the look of the analog dial gauges that give you a look back and are backlit in green.
The production will begin next hear and it will be limited to only thirty models in total. There hasn’t been any pricing announced as of yet. This is finally a car that RUF has put together on their own and the CTR is a car that you can see and admire. For the few that will be able to afford this car it will be a fantastic ride to enjoy on the track and on the road. As the production of this car begins next year and the sales take place, it will be even more interesting to see if RUF continues to build their own vehicles and starts to create their own designs.