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Old 04-12-2007, 12:54 PM
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New RUF CTR3

3.8l Twin Turbo, 700hp, 630ft/lb of Torque, RWD, 6speed Sequential Gearbox, Carbon Ceramic Brakes, in House engineered and designed RUF Chassis

Gotta be ungodly fast
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Old 04-12-2007, 01:20 PM
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Is this their new "Supercar" or just a tuned porsche?
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Old 04-12-2007, 01:33 PM
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Depends, I guess. Do you consider Yellowbird a supercar, or "just" a tuned Porsche?

What you read is all I know at this point.
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Old 04-12-2007, 01:35 PM
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RUF announces 360KMH Porsche Cayman-based CTR3

Exactly 20 years after we saw the original CTR, German tuning house RUF has announced the introduction of its third generation CTR3 coinciding with the launch of its new plant in Bahrain. The latest version will be based on the Porsche Cayman and like the original, the CTR3 will be one of the fastest Porsches on offer when itís released.

Starting with the Porsche Cayman body, RUF has utilized racing technologies first seen on its 911-based RT12 offering. Powering the CTR3 is a twin-turbo 3.8L flat six engine pumping out 700hp at 7,000rpm with torque topping out at 890Nm. To save weight its developers added several unique body panels made from lightweight aluminum and carbon-fiber as well as a new lattice tubing spaceframe. Drive is sent to the wheels via a rumoured seven-speed sequential automatic gearbox thatís said to allow the CTR3 to reach a top speed of 360km/h.

When the original CTR was released in 1987, it out-performed many of the supercars of its era including cars like the Ferrari F40, Lamborghini Countach and even Porscheís own 959. The CTR3 is set to do the same but wonít come cheap as pricing is expected to fall around the Ä300,000 mark.
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Old 04-12-2007, 01:48 PM
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Alois Ruf is a very nice person and all his cars are very seriously made. I'm not a great fan of Porsches but this one is amazing.
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Old 04-12-2007, 02:08 PM
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That looks like a poor-mans CGT.
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Old 04-12-2007, 02:09 PM
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That looks like a poor-mans CGT.
I seriously doubt there is anything "poor" about this car. lol
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Old 04-12-2007, 02:17 PM
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That looks like a poor-mans CGT.
Isn't 450k US dollars around market price as it stands now? Sounds to me like this is just a really rich man's Cayman.

I think it looks very purpose built, though I wouldn't say it's pretty...

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Old 04-12-2007, 02:24 PM
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That looks like a poor-mans CGT.
If 300k is considered poor, then ok!

This thing will romp a CGT

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Is this their new "Supercar" or just a tuned porsche?
I believe the front clip is from a cayman, and the whole mid, rear, cabin and motor are all Ruf's making.


They have another car in the works that is 100% Ruf supposedly.
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Old 04-12-2007, 03:21 PM
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They have another car in the works that is 100% Ruf supposedly.
Thats the one i was asking about. The car they are making thats 100% RUF and will be competing against cars like the Enzo and CGT


This thing looks badass though
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Old 04-12-2007, 03:28 PM
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Old 04-12-2007, 03:31 PM
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First impression was WOW, but now that I look at it more I don't like it. It looks to much like a CGT, and I think the back is to long compared to the rest of the car.
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Old 04-12-2007, 04:06 PM
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Thats the one i was asking about. The car they are making thats 100% RUF and will be competing against cars like the Enzo and CGT
I believe this will beat both on a track, we'll have to see though. 700hp and 3000lbs is quite a machine, not to mention it looks smaller dimensionally.

Ruf's own car is supposedly even faster.
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Old 04-12-2007, 05:21 PM
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First impression was WOW, but now that I look at it more I don't like it. It looks to much like a CGT, and I think the back is to long compared to the rest of the car.
It does seem a little longer at first sight, but when taking a closer look, it doesnt seem like they enhanced/stretched the body, just added some interesting unique bodywork. They say its based off of the cayman, but the body work seems to me like it was built off of the boxster. Either way I think the car is absolutely stunning and further supports my love for porsche. Cant wait to see how it will perform. 300k might be a tad high I agree. But I dont think it in any way should be compared to the likes of a carrera gt, even if it comes close/outperforms it. Just 2 different cars. Im sure people on this board will agree that a Novitec 360 is not comparable to an Enzo.
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Old 04-12-2007, 05:49 PM
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It does seem a little longer at first sight, but when taking a closer look, it doesnt seem like they enhanced/stretched the body, just added some interesting unique bodywork. They say its based off of the cayman, but the body work seems to me like it was built off of the boxster. Either way I think the car is absolutely stunning and further supports my love for porsche. Cant wait to see how it will perform. 300k might be a tad high I agree. But I dont think it in any way should be compared to the likes of a carrera gt, even if it comes close/outperforms it. Just 2 different cars. Im sure people on this board will agree that a Novitec 360 is not comparable to an Enzo.
I disagree. Look at the profile shots, the rear is much longer than a Cayman is.

I believe the front clip is the same as a cayman/carrera and the whole mid, rear and cabin are all Ruf's making. It is not a Cayman chassis. It may look the same, but that is simply because they are pretty much the same dimensions, coupes, MR's, with similar looking headlights, taillights, and doors.

Also in terms of performance, the cayman/ctr3 is a better platform than a 911.
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The CTR3 is a very special Ruf. I'll share with you what I know from Alois Ruf. The CTR3 is built from the ground up as a Ruf with its own 17 digit international Ruf CTR3 VIN number. It will be certified for the U.S. .It is the most extensive development yet from Ruf. It begins with an unnumbered chassis from the Porsche GT3RS(it will meet all crash standards). It has an aerodynamic "LeMans" coupe low drag roof(about 6" lower than a GT3RS) with Ruf's "IRC"(Integrated Roll Cage). From the "B" piller back it has a modular Ruf spaceframe similar in concept to a Porsche LeMans GT1 with rocker suspension. The mid mounted engine is from the RT12 rated at over 700hp(Alois says each motor dynos at much more). This in a car much lighter than the RT12. I have driven the RT12 on the autobahn and can say this motor is nothing short of sensational! It is hooked up to a brand new Ruf transverse manual sequential gearbox(Alois says his customers prefer a manual sequential over an automatic sequential). It is the strongest supercar gearbox yet created to handle up to 1200Nm. Huge Ruf brakes w/new 19" and 20" centerlocks. The rear is clothed in close fitting aerodynamic bodywork including a high downforce spoiler and diffuser, special heat ventilation slots for the motor and roof mounted intake for cool air. The front fenders are unique allowing the centerline of the wheels to be raised thus lowering the overall body(has more form) and lowering the frontal area while maintaining full suspension travel. It features all Ruf suspension including height adjustable front for driveways and gas stations. The interior features a new Ruf "Lollypop" seat. The body is a mixture of lightweight aluminium, composite and steel. The paint is a special satin/matt silver(not glossy). Believe it or not, the CTR3 is designed to use day in/day out as an everday car with a trunk in front. The CTR3 is what Ruf is about. Its what the original CTR started. It promises to be very fast. You can check out more images at Auto Motor und Sport. Just click the link.

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Old 04-12-2007, 06:26 PM
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Wow.. thank you, Freeman.
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Wow.. thank you, Freeman.
The last time i talked to Alois this was something he was holding close to the chest... But the "GodZilla" project is still going on. The fully Ruf car has gone down to Bahrain to my understanding where they can test in the middle of no where but camels and money
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The mechanical design and engineering of the "new chassis" and drivetrain was done by....me (Yes-it was!)
Wow.. again.
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Ruf

Brian Willis thank you for the background information and illustration. Very interesting concept. Just what you would expect in a 'Ruf' project! He certainly knows his market...
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