Legendary Porsche tuner RUF will showcase the new CTR Yellowbird in its final production costume at this year’s Geneva Motor Show.
It may look like another modernized classic 911 but the new CTR Yellowbird is actually one of the most impressive supercars of the year, mainly because it rides on a completely bespoke carbon monocoque chassis, complete with race-derived inboard suspension.
The new supercar keeps the narrow body of the original, with the bodywork finished in carbon. The front crash structure, as well as the integrated roll cage, is made out of steel. The extended usage of lightweight materials resulted in a dry weight of just 1,200kg (2,640lbs).
Power comes from a RUF-built twin-turbo 3.6-liter flat-six engine that features dry-sump lubrication and produces a maximum of 700hp (710PS) at 6.750rpm and 649lb-ft (880Nm) of peak torque at 2,750rpm. Attached to the monster engine is a newly developed six-speed manual transmission that sends power to the rear wheels alone, just like the original Yellowbird did.
With so much power on tap and such little weight to move, it’s fairly obvious that the new RUF CTR will be a breathtaking car, at least on a straight line. The company claims a 0-62mph (100km/h) in under 3,5 seconds and a 0-124mph (200km/h) in under 9 seconds, while top speed is 225mph (360km/h).
RUF will build just 30 examples of the new CTR, with prices starting at 750,000 euros (around $925k).Stay tuned for a closer look once Geneva officially opens its gates tomorrow.
RUF CTR Prototype pictured in gallery