The latest generation of the Ruf CTR is a ridiculously cool car that combines the appearance of a Porsche 911 from the 1980s but with modern technology like a carbon fiber monocoque chassis. The AutoTopNL YouTube channel got ahold of one and was able to do some spirited driving with it.
Unfortunately, the channel doesn’t get to take this car on an autobahn run like most of the other videos, but there’s a great opportunity to see the CTR on narrow, European roads. It looks perfect on these tree-lined paths.
There was a chance to clock a few runs going 100 to 200 kilometers per hour (62 to 124 miles per hour), though. The best time is 5.61 seconds, but other attempts show 5.77 seconds and 5.78 seconds. It would have been nice to see how quickly the CTR could hit 60mph from a standing start.
The CTR was the first vehicle that Ruf designed and engineered in-house. It uses a 3.6-liter twin-turbo flat-six engine making 700 horsepower (522 kilowatts) and 649 pound-feet (880 Newton-meters). The powerplant creates a wonderfully raspy sound out of the exhaust. The power runs through a seven-speed automatic.
For the full story, check out this article from Motor 1.