The Ruf CTR3 is one of the German manufacturer’s most famous and recognizable models. A particularly astonishing example is on sale in Luxembourg. Something to scare the owners of supercars.
She looks like nothing else! Unveiled in 2007, the Ruf CTR3 is related to the Porsche Cayman but shares very little in common with Porsche’s entry-level sports car. In fact, it is built on a bespoke chassis from the Canadian company Multimatic. Only 30 examples were built and this is chassis 008. The listing description reveals that this CTR3 was built in 2010, but in 2013 it returned to the Ruf factory where it was upgraded to adopt the name « Club Sport ». Thus, the 3.7-litre bi-turbo Flat-6 which initially produced 700 horsepower and 889 Nm of torque was pushed to 775 horsepower and 980 Nm. Just that!
A number of other improvements have been made to this Ruf CTR3. For example, it features a zirconium-coated exhaust, a titanium muffler, NACA air intakes on the engine cover, a gold leaf-coated dry sump oil tank, and Porsche 997 GT3 RSR anti-roll bars, Ohlins. Not to mention the motorsport-derived clutch borrowed from the 911 GT2 type 997.
Mini Carrera GT look
The car is painted in a simple shade of black, but its look reminds us of a certain Carrera GT. In particular with its five-spoke rims wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires. The car also features bright yellow brake calipers and some carbon fiber elements like the rear diffuser, rear spoiler and mirror caps.
Inside are racing seats with carbon fiber backs upholstered in black leather and Alcantara. The ad description doesn’t reveal how many miles this mini-supercar has under its belt, and pricing isn’t specified. But after all, we just need to know that it’s out of our budget.