Ruf Automobile GmbH, commonly known as Ruf. Ruf is well known German tuner brand focusing on Porsche chassis', known for the CTR Yellowbird. What you might not know, is a creation almost forgotten from the world of automobiles: The Ruf CTR3.
Why do I not like it? Why do I not know!
What looks like a Gumpert Apollo and a Carrera GT is actually a 911
Your eyes are not deceiving you. This is a Porsche 911. Sure, it's a 11 inches longer than a regular 911, has a massive rear spoiler, and a completely different body type, but it was a 911 to begin. The supercar features a particular platform from Multimatic, the builder of the latest Ford GT hypercar. As stated before, it is around 11 inches linger than a standard 911 (27.9 cm), to fit the 3.8-litre bi-turbocharged flat six, sitting just ahead of the rear axle. Unlike the 911, this flat six pumps over 765 buff horses (571 kilowatts). Like the 911, however, all of those prancing horses are powered to the rear wheels via a seven speed dual clutch. Unsatisfied with a dual clutch? Ruf has you covered with a six speed manual. With a setup like that, you can get propelled an estimated 236 miles per hour, faster than a 911 by over 40 miles per hour!
Looks like a 991 from the front.
Though the CTR3 is a wonderful, Porsche-resembled creation, particularly the nose resembling a 991 911, fewer than 40 were made, and only 7 of the Clubsport, shown above. This one comes in an "Oak Green", with a vent routed to the bonnet area to give air cooling the engine. Slits behind the door, smaller than a 911 Turbo's also a likely outlet for air to vent the internal heat. The low deck and massive spoiler are a prominent section to the sportiness of this car.
Gosh that spoiler is just humongous.
Even when you open the doors, you'll find what sets it aside from other sports cars and super cars. No, it's not the heavily padded bucket seats, but rather the plaid material, something not common on a car like this, unless its a 300SL.
The stitching on the driver side door is nice, but look at that plaid!
Yes this car stands out, yes this car is from the best German tuner, but is it the best of the best? No. Why? Because it is just another super car. What I think is where it beats the competition is the interior. The plaid and Bentley-style stitching on the doors is flawless and unexpected. It is also a win for Ruf, but not the vast super car market.
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