RUF Automobile GmbH is best known for tuning Porsches, adding big power and fitting hefty body-kits. But with its fourth-generation CTR, the company manufacturer has used a chassis completely of its own design.
The rear-engine carbon-fibre monocoque chassis helps the new CTR’s dry weight to stay as low as 1 200 kg, with the crash structures and integrated roll cage fashioned from lightweight steel.
The latest high-performance RUF supercar pays homage to the 1987 CTR Yellow Bird, with its silhouette, narrow body, rear air inlets and facias are all nods to the company heritage.
Powering this lightweight sportscar is a twin-turbo 3,6-litre flat-six delivering 522 kW and 880 N.m to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual transmission. This allows a 0-100 km/h time of 3,5 seconds, a 0-200 km/h time of less than nine seconds and a top speed of some 360 km/h.
Production is scheduled to begin in 2018 in Germany, limited to just 30 units (not including this prototype unveiled in Geneva).