This RUF CTR3 is based on the Cayman and produces 691hp

And it could be yours

RUF Automobile was founded in 1939, and it was literally just a man in a garage back then, and the company has earned its place in automotive history because they spent the last 80-odd years building excellent Porsche-based vehicles. This outstanding RUF CTR3, for example, was first introduced in 2007 and it is still a beauty.

Based on the Cayman, inspired by the Carrera GT, the CTR3 is built on a space fame chassis with carbon fibre body panels, rear wheel drive and a 6-speed sequential transmission with a limited slip differential. It's powered by a 3.8-litre turbocharged flat-six, delivering 691 hp and 656 lb-ft of torque in its first iteration, and 750 hp and 708 lb-ft in the upgraded model that RUF unveiled four years later, in 2011.

The car you see here, a 2009 model (first gen) with 1,635 miles on the clock and gorgeous red leather upholstery for the interior, is still available through RM Sotheby's. The auction was theoretically supposed to end on November 20 but it's marked as 'still for sale', and I guess that means the highest bid, which is $850,000, still wasn't enough to meet the reserve price.

The CTR3 is in excellent condition and I personally think it's gorgeous, especially the interior, $850,000 is a lot of money but we know the drill. A rare, unique and powerful car from a name that mean something. It might be worth it.

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Comments (9)

  • Doesn’t matter, would Lov to hv it in my collection!!!

      1 month ago
  • What is the going rate for a CGT? Would think $850k should get you one.

    I think there is a point were rare does not equal more valuable. Mainly due to the demand portion of the equation. There are plenty of people that want a CGT, and would buy one if they had the funds. It is an appealing and useful car. The ruf is more rare, but methinks that the person that would actually want it is even more rare, hence relatively low demand. Some just are not interested in endlessly explaining what their car is.

    Not to say I would kick it out of my garage if someone gave it to me. Just that there is a VERY LONG list of other things I would have for that kinda money first.

      1 month ago
  • As beautiful as it is ballsy, and that interior WOW!

      1 month ago
  • I would be happy with a little less red in the interior same body was like 450 hp that’s really rev happy

      1 month ago
  • i think 800k is a bit much but it worth somthing in the 3 digit range

      1 month ago