German tuning garage RUF took the wraps off its latest car, the CTR Anniversary at the Geneva International Motor Show 2019. Based on a 2017 Porsche 911, the RUF CTR looks old but packs thoroughly modern tech underneath.
RUF is a name that commands massive respect among Porsche owner circles. To the larger world, RUF is as yet a new quantity. However, the German Porsche specialist garage is well-renowned for taking in modest 911s and tuning them to the maximum.
Although it looks like the old Porsche 911 993, the RUF CTR is completely modern in terms of drivetrain and materials.
RUF began as a garage whose owner was fond of Porsche cars. Alois Ruf Sr. had a knack for tuning the brand’s cars, so much so that Porsche owners frequently turned up to his establishment to eke out a few more horses from their cars. The garage’s fame spread quickly, prompting Ruf Sr. to take up modifying Porsches full-time. This is how RUF Automobile GmbH came to be.
RUF has been churning out Porsche-based cars with much more performance regularly. The company debuted its own car, RUF CTR Anniversary at the Geneva Motor Show 2019. CTR is an acronym for Group C Turbo Racer. While RUF’s earlier cars used Porsche underpinnings and engines, the CTR anniversary is completely developed in-house, even down to the monocoque chassis.
RUF developed a carbon-fibre chassis for the CTR Anniversary. The 3.6-litre flat-six engine also receives substantial modifications to produce 710hp, propelling the CTR to 100kph in 3.5 seconds. 200kph comes up under nine seconds, meaning the RUF CTR Anniversary just looks old, but can keep up and beat down capable supercars like McLaren 720S and Ferrari F8 Tributo. The clincher is that RUF developed this car in 2017, meaning it has to have more punch for 2019.
Pushing 710hp through its flat-six motor, the RUF CTR Anniversary is a credible alternative to exotic supercars like McLaren 720S and Ferrari F8 Tributo.
However, if you prefer something a bit less hardcore, you can go for the RUF GT. The company developed this car using Porsche 991-gen 911 Carrera S as the starting point. The RUF GT makes 515hp and 645Nm out of its 3.0-litre flat-six engine. Equipped with a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox, it can clock 100kph in 3.4 seconds. More details about the GT will be available soon.