2017 RUF CTR Revives Yellowbird, Features 700HP And Carbon Fiber Body
This year's Geneva Motor Show has had a handful of surprises. While car enthusiasts already knew that well-known Porsche tuner RUF was going to reveal a new supercar, people weren't expecting it to be a brand new CTR. Instead, it is designed as a tribute to the original iconic 1987 Yellowbird in celebration of its 30th anniversary.
The Old And The New CTR
Capable of reaching a top speed of 213 mph, the extensively modified Porsche was highly touted as the fastest car in the world at the time as it was also well-tuned to produce 469 horsepower. The new RUF CTR, on the other hand, develops nearly twice the power of the original CTR.
New CTR Isn't Based On A Porsche 911
According to Car Buzz, the new RUF CTR will be the first ever car to be built on the company's very own in-house-developed chassis, which is a platform that is also the first carbon fiber monocoque chassis developed for a rear engine car. Although it does still feature the same 3.6-liter and twin-turbo flat-six engine based off of the 911, it has also been tuned to produce a whopping 700 horsepower.
It should be pretty interesting for potential drivers to handle the car as it features rear-wheel drive. The new RUF CTR also adopts the rear-engine setup of the 911, which emits power from the rear wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox.
Other Features To Know
According to The Drive, The RUF CTR can achieve 0-60 mph in just under 3.5 seconds. And going from to 124 mph takes less than nine seconds before. Now, the all-new CTR would reach top speeds in excess of 225 mph. The CTR's carbon fiber finish will also make it extremely light.
The New CTR currently weighs just 1,200 kg (2,640 lbs.), resulting in a power-to-weight ratio of 3.5 lbs. per horsepower. The front and rear axle feature double-wishbone layouts, along with a pushrod configuration also makes it incredibly balanced in all sides.
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