Although the CTR may look old, it is actually very modern beneath with its mostly carbon fiber skin.
Ruf will present the first example its retro-styled CTR anniversary , and will unveil the more modern GT at this year’s Geneva Motor Show. This year marks the 80th anniversary of Porsche overhauler’s founding in 1939 by Alois Ruf Sr. as a vehicle repair shop.
Ruf presented the CTR Anniversary as an prototype at 2017 Geneva Motor Show. It was appropriately titled the CTR 2017 (gallery down). Although the design is reminiscent of the 1987 Yellow Bird, the CTR Anniversary rides on Ruf’s first-ever in-house designed chassis. Except for the steel crash structures at both the front and back, the monocoque is primarily made of carbon fiber. All body panels are made of carbon fiber. The light weight of the carbon fiber keeps it to 2,646 pounds (1.200 kg). A 2020 911 Carrera 4S weighs 3,487 pounds (1.582 kilograms).
Ruf installed a twin-turbo flat-six 3.6-liter engine in the CTR Anniversary. It produces 700 horsepower (522 megawatts). The coupe can travel a maximum speed of 224 mph (or 360 km/h). Ruf calculated that the CTR could reach speeds of 62 mph (100.5 kph), in less than 3 seconds, and 124 mph (202.5 kph), in less then 9 seconds for the 2017 prototype.
CTR 2017 featured a double wishbone front and rear layout with a pushrod configuration to mount the shocks. Ruf did not provide any information about the setup of the production version in the model’s announcement.
The new GT may be the right choice for you if you like a different look for your Rufs. The base of the new GT is the 991-generation Porsche 911. The flat-six of 3.0 liters produces 515 horsepower (384 kW) as well as 476 lb-ft (645Nm). It has a seven speed dual-clutch gearbox that can reach 62 mph in just 3.4 seconds. The Geneva show will have more information about the GT, including photos.