Porsche Ruf CTR3 Not a Cayman, 911 Purists Smile

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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 speed a landscape-engulfing 235 mph. It’ll cost a cool half mil in American money, but that’s about the going rate for this kind of thing. Details follow.

[via Autoblog]

Press Release:

Ruf CTR-3

Ruf Automobile GmbH unveiled its latest Porsche-derived supercar in Bahrain. It is based on a modified Porsche 911 platform, while rear lamps are sourced from the Cayman


Technical data
Body build in steel, aluminium and kevlar-carbon. Rollover protection in A-pillar and in birdcage. The birdcage forms a torsion resistant unit with the front chassis by joining to the sill beam and the A pillar.

Front structure: steel, zinc dipped
Safety passenger compartment: steel, zinc dipped
Engine and transmission frame: space frame and birdcage
Front bonnet and doors: aluminium
Body shell:Kevlar-Carbon composite

Type: turbocharged boxer
Cylinders: 6
Displacement : 3,746 cc / 228.6 in3
Bore: 102 mm / 4.01 in
Stroke: 76.4 mm / 3.01 in
Output: 515 kW (700 hp) at 7,000 rpm
Max. torque: 890 Nm / 656.5 lb-ft
Compression ratio: 9.2 : 1
Engine control unit: Bosch Motronic with OBD-2
Turbo charger: two KKK turbo chargers
Intercooler: two air-air-intercoolers

Power delivery: rear wheel drive
Transmission: sequential 6-speed-manual transmission, transversal, angle drive, shift indicator in the instrument panel
Limited slip differential: multi-disc locking differential
Locking value load / deceleration: 40 % / 60 %


Front axle: McPherson struts, anti-roll bar
Rear axle: multilink rear axle, anti-roll bar horizontal coil over shock absorbers
Steering: Power assisted rack and pinion

Brake callipers front/rear: 6 piston fixed light alloy callipers
Brake discs front/rear: ventilated and cross drilled ceramic composite discs
Brake disc diameter front/rear: 380 mm / 15 in / 380 mm / 15 in
Anti-lock braking system: Bosch ABS 8.0


Wheels and tyres
Wheels front/rear: 8.5" x 19 / 12.5" x 20
Tyres front/ rear: 255/35 ZR 19 / 335/30 ZR 20

Size and weights
Length: 4,445 mm / 175.0 in
Width: 1,944 mm / 76.5 in
Height: 1,200 mm / 47.2 in
Wheelbase: 2,625 mm / 103.3 in
Front track: 1,506 mm / 59.3 in
Rear track: 1,585 mm / 62.4 in


Empty weight with 6 speed manual transmission
According to DIN: 1,400 kg / 3,086.4 lbs
According to EG-standards: 1,475 kg / 3,251.8 lbs

Top speed: 375 kph / 235 mph
0-100 kph / 0 - 62 mph: 3.2 sec

Euro 380,000.00 (plus VAT)

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