RUF Gives Us A Solid Reason To Sell Our Kidneys With The 2018 SCR

RUF had a very nice surprise waiting for us at its Geneva Motor Show stand in the form of the all-new 2018 SCR.

This deep green beauty may look like a 911 but the truth is different as it rides on RUF’s own carbon fiber monocoque chassis and wears a full carbon fiber body shell that’s reinforced by an integrated roll cage. Total weight is 1,250kg (2,755lbs).

The German manufacturer has been building SCRs for 38 years now, but this marks the first time a RUF SCR isn’t based on a Porsche platform.

The new chassis, first seen in the new Yellowbird, also employs pushrod suspension on both axles, which means that the 2018 RUF SCR should offer mind-blowing performance on the road.

Unlike the turbocharged CTR Yellowbird, the 2018 RUF SCR opts for a normally aspirated 4.0-liter flat six engine that produces 510hp at 8,270rpm and 346lb-ft of peak torque at 5,760rpm. A six-speed manual transmission is the only option, as it should be with this sort of sports car.

The front bumpers features a set of round brake-cooling ducts on each side and an integrated oil cooler in the middle.

RUF hasn’t announced any acceleration figures but it’s easy to imagine that their new model isn’t going to be slow. In fact, it can top out at 199mph (320km/h).

As for the price, well, there is no official information at this point but you know how the saying goes: If you have to ask, you probably can’t afford it in the first place.

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Image Credits: Brad Anderson/CarScoops, RUF

 

  • BobV12

    I like it. Wheels are top big IMO

  • Six_Tymes

    so cool. obviously RUF still has the IT factor.

    • Stigasawuswrecks

      Clean and simple. I would love to have this or a Singer Porsche

  • Bash

    Impressive, would have loved to see some interior pics as well.

  • SteersUright

    Cool. Not as insanely detailed as a Singer, nor as beautiful but not really a competitor outside of price. This Ruf clearly prioritizes performance and serves more as a modern tribute to a classic Ruf Porsche while Singer is more of an insanely detailed, museum worthy, high-performance resto-mod. I’ll take one of both please!

    • Vanishing Boy

      My only gripe about the Singer series, is you have to sacrifice a number of the (endangered species) 964s to produce a single unit. Unlike Rufs, no Porsches gets the chopping block.

      • Well… I honestly don’t mind because actually 964 are plentiful and the fact that the one they convert is a bone stock basic models. So it actually gave some of the car chance to live again. And Actually Ruf has some restomod models where they take 964 or 993 and turn it like Singer.

        RWB meanwhile….

        • Eagle By Singer

          We do not mention that company here…

  • I would prefer this than crazy CTR to be honest. Now just find some roads in the Alps to drive this classic.

  • Richard Ny

    Love it, amazing the difference the lighting makes. Is that the same car in both sets of pictures?

  • fgclolz

    The folks complaining about the lack of a manual option on the Supra thread should move here instead lol.

    • The folks who can afford Supra is unlikely the same folks that can afford a RUF.

    • Vanishing Boy

      I’ve already ignored the A90 Supra GR. I’d rather get a A80 Supra instead.

  • Vanishing Boy

    I simply love Ruf now.

    They’re my savior from the electrification of Porsche’s of late. :/

    • Funny thing is Ruf did electric Porsche decades earlier than Porsche itself.

      eRUF Model A. The prototype still exists and Alois Ruf didn’t close down on possibility of electric Ruf.

      • Vanishing Boy

        I remember the 997 eRuf. But at least it was a single prototype vehicle, not a full-blown production car. Unlike Porsche these days, they’re about to shove EV/Hybrid/etc. down our throats…Ruf still keeps it as analog as it possibly can.

        • True, well the reason they don’t produce it because it’s not sufficient in terms of range and it’s bloody expensive.

          Actually Ruf retro trend just start like the past 4 years, they haven’t produced much of 991 based since RtR or Turbo Florio. And start restomoding cars and now they make bespoke platform and looks like old water cooled Porsche.

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