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.