RUF cre­ates 700bhp ‘retro’ 911

Auto Car (UK) - - GENEVA MOTOR SHOW -

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

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