Ruf CTR3

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A Ruf CTR3 on display at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on July 11, 2008 in West Sussex, England

The Ruf CTR3 is a mid-engined sports car built by Ruf Automobile of Germany.

Model Information[edit]

Ruf CTR3 Clubsport

The CTR3 was released 20 years after the original Ruf CTR, on April 11, 2007, at the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain, and 12 years after the CTR2. Continuing the Ruf tradition of enhancing Porsche automobiles, the CTR3 shares both the body panels and engine from Porsche. For the first time, however, it features a Ruf designed body built on a dedicated platform engineered in conjunction with Multimatic[1], and reflecting the "classic" visual feel of older Porsche sports cars. Additionally, Ruf adopted the Porsche Cayman's mid-engine layout for the new car, rather than the traditional rear-engine layout of the previous CTR models (CTR and CTR2). Built out of steel, aluminum, and kevlar-carbon, the car altogether weighs 1,375 kg (3,031 lb). The engine of the CTR3 is a Porsche derived 3.8L flat-6 paired with twin KKK turbochargers; this means the CTR3 produces 515 kW (691 hp) at 7,000 rpm and has a maximum torque of 890 N⋅m (660 lb⋅ft).

As for performance, the CTR3 has a top speed of approximately 380 km/h (240 mph), and accelerates from 0–100 km/h in 3.1 seconds. For the 2012 model, the engine has been upgraded to 552 kW (740 hp) and 960 N⋅m (710 lb⋅ft). The Clubsport package, which is available since 2012, boosts the power and torque to 572 kW (767 hp) and 980 N⋅m (720 lb⋅ft). All can be ordered with 6-speed manual or 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox.

Price[edit]

As of April 2007, the CTR3 is priced at approximately €380,000 plus VAT, or over US$510,000.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2008 Ruf CTR3". Road & Track. 2007-05-21. Retrieved 2017-07-24.