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    • RUF reveals the new RUF CTR3 Clubsport with 750 horsepower in Geneva - Pictures and specifications

      The original RUF CTR3 is a 700 horsepower car using a 3.8 liter twin turbo flat-6. One way to look at the car is the ultimate evolution of a 911 stretching it out and making it mid-engine which is where Porsche themselves is slowly taking the 911. The new CTR3 Clubsport model raises the bar with 750 horsepower out of the 3.8 twin turbo six cylinder along with a new carbon fiber aerodynamics package. If a 911 Turbo and a Cayman made love, this would be the offspring.

      Power at: 750ps /552kW @ 7100
      Torque at : 960 Nm @ 4000 1/min
      Displacement: 3746 cm
      Transmission: 6-speed sequential
      Top Speed: 370 km/h
      Fuel consumption
      Urban: 20 l/100 km
      Non-urban: 9,9 l/100 km
      Combined: 13,5 l/100 km

      CO2 emissions: 311g/km


















      RUF CTR 3
      Exactly 20 years after the legendary CTR "Yellowbird" and 10 years after the second CTR, RUF announces the all-new CTR 3.

      In April 2007, the CTR 3 was unveiled in Bahrain. While the first two CTR generations still had their engines in the rear, the new CTR 3 has a mid-engine design. However, one thing that the CTR 3 has in common with its two predecessors is that it is a pure driving machine. The CTR 3 is made to involve the pilot in the driving experience.

      The mid-engine design provides exceptional balance and agile handling, while the longer wheelbase provides better driving stability at high speeds. The body of the CTR 3 is a completely new development which is not based on any existing mid-engine concept. It is aerodynamically designed for high speed. Galvanized steel is used for the front structure and the passenger compartment. The engine and transmission are fixed in a space frame and modular tubular frame construction. The passenger compartment is protected by the latest version of the famous RUF Integrated Roll Cage which is integrated into the A pillar and tube frame. The doors, with integrated side impact protection beams, and the front hood are made of aluminium. The body-shell is made of Kevlar-carbon composite.

      The concept of this classic sports car was maturing in Alois Ruf's head for a long time. Together with his design and engineering team he now realized this idea. RUF has 30 years of experience with turbocharged boxer engines. The CTR 3's twin-turbocharged 3.8 litre flat-six cylinder engine has an output of 750 HP at 7,100 rpm. The maximum torque is 708 ft/lbs at 4,000 rpm. This engine design combines a compact construction with high performance. Each turbocharger is provided with an intercooler which is placed in front of each rear wheel.

      The sequential shift 6-speed transmission in the CTR 3 is a new design and is mounted transversely. It can manage torque up to 855 ft/lbs. A shift indicator on the dashboard shows the gear in use. A limited slip differential is provided to maximize performance. The sport suspension is designed for high-level driving dynamics and safety. The front axles use MacPherson struts and an anti-roll bar. The rear axles utilize motorsport technology with horizontal coilover shock absorbers fixed over pushrods connected to the wheel carriers.

      The brake system is designed to match the high engine and suspension performance. Both front and rear axles utilize 6-piston fixed light alloy calipers and ventilated, cross drilled ceramic composite disc brakes. Each brake disc is 380 mm in diameter. A specially designed Bosch anti-lock braking system comes as standard.

      The CTR 3 rolls on forged aluminium wheels with center lock. At the front 255/35 ZR 19'' tires are mounted on 8.5'' x 19'' wheels, while at the rear 335/30 ZR 20'' tires are mounted on 12.5'' x 20'' wheels.
      The interior can be designed to the customer's taste, reaching from a functional lightweight finish to a sports-luxury finish with leather and Alcantara. The aluminium gearshift lever for the sequential shift transmission is a central unit to the interior. In addition, the 260 mph speedometer shows the driver that the CTR 3 is meant for high performance.

      The lightweight construction allows for an empty weight (according to DIN) of 3,086 lbs. The result is a power-to-weight ratio of only 4.4 lbs per HP.

      The CTR 3's performance is incredible. Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) takes only 3.2 seconds, and its maximum speed is 380 km/h (236 mph).


      This article was originally published in forum thread: First picture of RUF CTR3 started by DavidV View original post
      Comments 7 Comments
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by hworang00 Click here to enlarge
        The exterior looks nice, but WHY do custom car builders ALWAYS ruin the car with weird orange color threading or leather...I HATE IT...haha...it would've been better with Orange leather and black threading/tubing...sigh...
        This is a show car. You don't have to order it that way.
      1. hworang00's Avatar
        hworang00 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        This is a show car. You don't have to order it that way.
        True...but they could pick better colors man...just......../sigh
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by hworang00 Click here to enlarge
        True...but they could pick better colors man...just......../sigh
        Heh I get what you are saying but when I walk into a crowded car hall my eyes tend to go to bright colors.
      1. hworang00's Avatar
        hworang00 -
        Yeah but titties and ass are different from cars lol
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by hworang00 Click here to enlarge
        Yeah but titties and ass are different from cars lol
        Wasn't even talking about those but yes, those work too.
      1. Itsbrokeagain's Avatar
        Itsbrokeagain -
        how many kidneys do I have to sell to get it?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Matt@AUTOCouture Click here to enlarge
        how many kidneys do I have to sell to get it?
        You would have to become a serial killer / organ harvester.