Lotus F1 Gets Some Help From RUF

You might know RUF for the 1987 CTR Yellowbird, a special Porsche 911 that could do 211 mph. Or perhaps you've seen something from the modern era like the 750 horsepower CTR3, a car that could eat a Carrera GT for breakfast. Now Lotus F1 called  Lotus F1's boss called, and he wants their expertise. » 2/18/13 9:36am 2/18/13 9:36am

This Is Not A Die-Cast Model, It's The World's Fastest Sports Car

No, this isn't a die-cast model, it's the important parts of the Ruf CTR "Yellowbird." 23 years ago it was arguably the fastest sports car in the world. Hell, it even invented the concept of the Nürburgring "'Ring Run." » 11/29/10 10:00am 11/29/10 10:00am

RUF Electric Porsche 911 Concept Finally Revealed

Not too long ago we reported that German tuning house RUF was preparing to unveil an all-electric Porsche Cayman » 10/10/08 9:40am 10/10/08 9:40am. Today, RUF has shown their Tesla-fighter is in fact a . The concept is fueled by 96 lithium-ion battery packs weighing a total of nearly 1,200 pounds; despite the weight, the 204 HP electric motor uses its …

RUF Building All-Electric Porsche Cayman

According to ze Germans at Auto Motor und Sport » 9/25/08 12:20pm 9/25/08 12:20pm, long-time Porsche tuner RUF is planning an all-electric version of the Cayman. Perhaps seeking to do battle with the , RUF's car will be allegedly have 204 HP and 480 lb-ft or torque on tap from its electric motor. The juice will be stored in lithium-ion battery packs…

Two Uber-Cars Drive the Green Mile

With the departure of the hairy but golden-penned Mr. Lieberman, I have been passed the torch of the Jalopnik Fantasy Garage. It is with honor and deference I accept this great undertaking. I hope to carry on where he left off, bringing you the best of the best in this galaxy of automobilia. Unfortunately, my first… » 1/31/08 3:00pm 1/31/08 3:00pm

Priority Porsche: Ruf 3400 K "25 Jahre Jubiläms-Edition

This month, we've been celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Road and Track comparo piece that introduced the Ruf "Yellow Bird" 911 to our motoring databank. (Celebrating to ourselves, that is.) Now, the Porsche tweakers who stunned the world with a 211-mph Porker are rolling out a "25th Anniversary" edition. It's the… » 7/05/07 11:33am 7/05/07 11:33am

News Flash: Wealthy Middle Easterners Love Fast Supercars

With both the demand and price for oil way the hell up in the stratosphere, it seems that people in the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) countries have a lot of extra money. They also happen to love F1 and hot European cars that can go 200 mph. So, they're buying them in record numbers. Kuwait is now the biggest market… » 6/15/07 10:15am 6/15/07 10:15am

Question of the Day: Ruf CTR3, Cayman or 911?

Sure, R f has said its 700-hp, 235-mph CTR3 is based on the 911, not the Cayman has earlier reports indicated. And that may be true. But skeptics are sounding off, mainly in reaction to the heavily modded Porsche's mid-engine arrangement and Caymanesque taillight assembly. Some commenters have suggested Porsche… » 4/13/07 11:11am 4/13/07 11:11am

Porsche Ruf CTR3 Not a Cayman, 911 Purists Smile

Nope, it's not a Cayman. An earlier report had indicated the Porsche tweakers at Ruf had based their CTR3 screamer on the mid-engine coupe. But purists can relax (sorry Farago); it's derived from the good 'ol 911. Butt damn, the specs. The twin turbo'd flat six propels it from zero to 62 mph in 3.2 seconds, and the top … » 4/13/07 7:54am 4/13/07 7:54am

UPDATE: Raising the RUF: Cayman-Based Tuner to Top Out at 224 mph

Get thee to the UAE. Later today, the Porsche tweakers at RUF will introduce the company's new Porsche Cayman tuner, the CT3, at RUF's new plant in the United Arab Emirates state of Bahrain. The CT3 gets its new lightness from aluminum and carbon-fiber body panels, and employs the same powerplant as RUF's 911… » 4/11/07 8:04am 4/11/07 8:04am

Flying the RUF Porsche 911 Yellow Bird on the Nurburgring

As part of our ongoing, though altogether unplanned, series of N rburgring driving videos, we present an opposite-lock master piloting a RUF Porsche 911 CTR "Yellow Bird." At least two Jalopniks remember vividly the late-1980s Road & Track issue that made the "roof 911" a term of endearment, after the Porsche Alois Ruf…

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