Production-Spec RUF CTR Anniversary Coming To Geneva

RUF will unveil the first production example of its potent CTR Anniversary at next month’s Geneva Motor Show.

The car, previously known as the RUF CTR 2017 during its prototype form, will be delivered to its owner during the show. RUF displayed the new-age CTR Yellowbird at last year’s Geneva Motor Show but that wasn’t a customer-ordered example.

RUF has a rich history of developing, building, and selling a number of iconic Porsche 911-based sports cars. What makes the CTR Anniversary different from any RUF to come before it is that it sits on a chassis developed in-house that’s made predominantly from carbon fiber except for the steel front and rear crash structures.

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Sitting behind the rear axle of the RUF CTR Anniversary is a twin-turbo 3.6-liter flat-six engine delivering 700 horses. The aforementioned carbon monocoque and the carbon fiber body panels mean the car weighs just 2640 lbs (1200 kg). RUF quotes an extraordinary top speed of 223 mph (360 km/h).

New Porsche 991-based GT also coming to Geneva

RUF will also present the all-new GT at the event. This model is based around the 991-generation Porsche 911 and features a 3.0-liter naturally-aspirated flat-six with 515 hp and 476 lb-ft (645 Nm) of torque. The car is equipped with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 3.4 seconds. A top speed of 199 mph (320 km/h) will ensure drivers remain entertained.

“Each year we hope to push the technological envelope further, creating a more enjoyable, more usable and better performing sports car,” RUF marketing director Estonia Ruf said.

“The two cars being unveiled in Geneva are the pinnacle of their respective niche in the car world. They are the best options when it comes to pure driving pleasure. That was the goal from the start.”

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  • KAG25

    That is a light car, the price must be around a million

    • ace_9

      I found that it around 750k€. So, not that far from a million USD 🙂

  • Bo Hanan

    Don’t understand why anyone would buy this. Porsche’s cars look better, (are heavier) but perform up 96% of this car. And God help you at 223 MPH with no aero-anything to keep your front end on the ground.

    • Matt

      Much like a Lotus or highlighted recently by the new Alpine, lightness can transform the way a car drives and feels. This is a very niche car but if you’re looking at one, by bet is you already have a Porsche (or five) and see this as a very unique offering with outrageous performance and of course rarity.

    • ace_9

      I think you are giving this RUF too much credit. 911 GT3 RS for third of the price is MUCH more capable in every way performance-wise. No one is going to buy this RUF for the way it drives, because that would not make any sense. It will be bought by some car collectors hoping for prices to go up even more in the future. That’s exactly the type of customer RUF wants.

  • Matt

    What on earth are you talking about? A 1,200kg sports car with 710bhp and a manual transmission built by one of the world’s most famed Porsche tuners WON’T give you ‘driving pleasure’?!?

    What evidence do you have that it will be too ‘fragile’ for real driving (whatever that means)?

    You need to stop being so cynical because you have literally no evidence to confirm any of your claims.

    • ace_9

      I see that you would have no problem regularly driving a 750k€+ car hard on common roads. And that just indicates that you cannot even imagine what such a sum of money represents and what does it mean when it is spent on a car. Even putting some kilometers on the odometer alone means huge financial loses. And I may be cynical, but that does not mean I’m not interested in cars. I just like cars that are meant to be driven or at least built for other purposes than just collecting items for multimillionaires and billionaires. And this car is nothing else. If they wanted to create a drivers car, they could do it for a third of the price with the same driving experience, just a bit less fancy exterior and interior. But obviously you think that all the bugattis, laferraris and paganis, etc. are driven enthusiastically by flamboyant billionaires not thinking about how much they are losing by driving these cars. Shockingly that’s not true 🙂

      • Matt

        You only have to look at YouTube to see that there are a lot of wealthy supercar owners who drive their cars hard and often. Yes a lot a purchased for investment purposes, but then so are many less expensive cars (for example the limited edition Focus RS Mk2 500) that don’t get driven much to maintain their value and condition. Do you want to hate on all limited edition cars? It’s a shame a lot of these cars don’t get used for their intended purpose but that’s not the car’s fault…

        If I could afford the CTR then sure, I’d drive it on the road. Not every day, but on weekends why not? It’s not going to fall apart being driven – only the mileage will go up. Just because some owners will hardly drive their cars, has absolutely no bearing on all the work and development the engineers put into the chassis design to make it drive as best as it can. It will be from the sounds of it an amazing car to drive, at a very high price point because of the materials it uses and its extremely low production run.

        The fact they built this car and it exists for wealthy people to buy doesn’t affect your life in any negative way, and provides employment for all the engineers and designers at RUF and its suppliers.

        • ace_9

          You are completely delusional. Please let us all know in what youtube videos we can see wealthy supercar owners driving their 750k+ € cars hard and often. And yes, I want to hate on every limited edition car built for a purpose of selling to the top few percent on a planet. Focus RS clearly is not that type of car. But nice try…

          This RUF is not about chassis, asi I already said, it would be much cheaper if it would be about driving feel. It is about custom lights with expensive homologation, custom interior with expensive materials, polished engine and everything underneath and so on just to be able to push it into the ultra-expensive segment. If you don’t realize that fro driving experience you don’t need every bit of interior covered in alcantara or leather with hand-made stitching, premium sound system and custom interior lighting and instruments then I’m just wasting time now (probably doing it anyway).

          You sound like a pre-school child with your arguments. Most people don’t need to be directly negatively affected with something to know whether it’s bad or not. I wasn’t affected by hurricane and I still know it’s not good for people experiencing it. And the talks about employment? Seriously? RUF does not exist for altruistic purposes of employing people. And they certainly are not building these kinds of cars just to employ designers and engineers. Wake up. They would be practically employing more people by making much much cheaper cars anyway so I really don’t know what you wanted to say. Let’s all be blind and praise the horrifically expensive toys for uber-rich??? Stop writing me this kind of bs…

  • SteersUright

    Simply does not do a convincing job of looking authentic enough. It looks like a Chinese knock-off, despite the alleged impressive engineering. Not for me.

  • I’m more curious on the new GT. Don’t get me wrong Ruf inspired retro model is good but I also want something modern.

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