RUF creates 700bhp ‘retro’ 911
PORSCHE TUNER RUF has branched out to launch its own car, the CTR, which heavily resembles the 964-series 911.
The CTR is based around a new carbonfibre bodyshell that RUF has produced and it is powered by a twin-turbo version of Porsche’s watercooled Mezger engine.
Power output is quoted at 700bhp and the dry weight is a claimed 1200kg. That makes it even faster than the car that inspired it, the 1987 RUF CTR ‘Yellow Bird’, which once clocked 0-100mph in 7.3sec.
Company president Alois Ruf, son of the founder, said Porsche has given its permission for the car’s classically inspired looks. Underneath its carbonfibre bodywork, the new CTR gets double wishbones all round working with pushrod-operated coil-over springs and dampers. Power and torque — a meaty 649lb ft — is directed to the rear wheels through a sixspeed manual gearbox.
Only 30 manual CTRS will be built at a base price in Germany of €750,000 (roughly £653,000) each before taxes.
CTR’S retro-style carbonfibre bodyshell has Porsche’s blessing