THE REBORN OF RUF

    2017 ruf CTR

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    This is the original Ruf CTR from 1987

    2017 Ruf ctr Yellow bird

    There were rumors that RUF Automobile was going to release something at Geneva this year, but nobody was ready for the 2017 CTR ‘Yellow Bird’.

    Engine

    This is a built-from-the-ground-up, full carbon fiber monocoque street car powered by a twin-turbo 3.6-liter water-cooled engine in the rear, and it outputs 710hp and 649lb-ft of torque.

    It’s the little things that make this car amazing. That vent on the quarter panel feeds the intercoolers, but there is even a hidden vent behind the rear windows that supplies the air intake with fresh outside air. Then there are the door handles, which retract while the car is in motion for that shaved look

    Just 30 examples (not including this one) will be built.

    INTERIOR

    Most of the interior is wrapped with lightweight Alcantara, and the carbon fiber seats are foldable of course.

    The gauges are a throwback to a simpler time with no digital LCD screen. The speedo goes up to 230mph, and the new CTR needs it with a top speed in excess of 360km/h

    I love everything about this car, including the proper 6-speed manual transmission. It should be a blast to drive around town as well as on the track.

    The suspension is really special too. Because the CTR was built from the ground up, it has double wishbone pushrod arrangements front and rear. There is just too much awesome in one car; even the body is made out of carbon fiber, just 1,200kg

    RUF is claiming a 0-62mph (100km/h) time of under 3.5 seconds.

    This is what dreams are made of.

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