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.
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.”