New RUF CTR Yellowbird Revealed In Final Production Form

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.


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  • Marek Andrzejak

    I love it! One of the best looking body ever made by Porsche.

  • MonkeyRider

    Love it!!

  • jaykit

    This or a Singer? I’ll take this.

    • I think those two aren’t comparable, new CTR is not related to a Porsche mechanical and basically running modern supercar setup with carbon chassis and independent suspension.

      Singer is like updated classic Porsche, so you would feel like driving a Porsche, albeit a very enhanced one.

  • Bo Hanan

    I think Singer does a better overall job. But those wheel are magical!

    • Like I explained, Singer and CTR simply two different animals, but I’m glad both of them exists.

  • Shane

    Hate to be a hater but I wish Porsche made cars this good looking.

  • I love the new CTR, the best of both worlds really.

  • SteersUright

    Kind of impossible not to absolutely love this. However, please don’t ever wrap an entire interior in Alcantara, it looks ridiculous. There should be contrasting materials, interesting textures, and a semblance of good design taste in there.

    • Adam Coats

      I 100% agree with you. Carmakers are going overboard with this theme. It makes the interior somehow feel “cheap”, and monotonous.

  • Six_Tymes

    ohhhhhhh how i wish…

  • Vassilis

    Absolute insanity!

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