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.
Image Credits: Brad Anderson/CarScoops, RUF