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    Ruf Ctr3

    here are the first pics of my nearly completed ctr3

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    Wow, that looks unreal. What's the power output, 440hp?

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    WOW

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    Emperor said:
    Wow, that looks unreal. What's the power output, 440hp?



    I'm not hugo, but I believe it's 700.

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    WOW very very impresive !!!

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    looks great!
    I LOVE that color

    So.. is that one gonna stay in Germany or sent overseas ?
    and how do you see what's in the back?

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    oh yaaaaaaaahhh.

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    *Wow* ...I think I'm in luv.


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    holy sh!te! That is so special! Would love to hear some more of it Hugo!
    -Joost-

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    Crash said:
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    Emperor said:
    Wow, that looks unreal. What's the power output, 440hp?



    I'm not hugo, but I believe it's 700.



    yep, there round i think...

    Awesome car buddy!
    Looks amazing and performance should be excellent

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    wow! it's stunning!

    New led lights on the front in facelift style,also ruf made this mod.

    Sequential gearbox right?

    Matt Black is the colour or it's a foil?

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    Awesome car !!
    Alois Ruf definetly knows how to make a beast on wheels.
    Looking forward to hear more from you about this monster.

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    http://www.roadandtrack.com/article.asp?section_id=34&article_id=5331

    08 RUF CTR3 SPECIFICATIONS
    Price
    est $519,000

    Curb weight
    est 3085 lb

    Wheelbase
    103.3 in.

    Length
    est 175.0 in.
    Width
    est 76.5 in.

    Height
    est 47.2 in.

    Engine
    3.8-liter twin-turbo flat-6

    Transmission
    6-speed sequential manual

    Horsepower
    700 bhp @ 7000 rpm
    Torque
    657 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm

    Brakes, front/rear
    15.0-in. drilled & vented composite discs, ABS/15.0-in drilled & vented composite discs, ABS

    PERFORMANCE
    0-60 mph
    est 3.2 sec

    Top speed
    est 233 mph

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    At a dinner in conjunction with the unveiling of his new CTR3 supercar, Alois "Louis" Ruf made this interesting statement, "We are all here today, in Bahrain, because of Road & Track magazine." How's that? Well, it turns out the Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Bahrain, Shaikh Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, was studying in the U.S. in 1987 when R&T's "World's Fastest Cars" story appeared (July 1987 issue), in which the Ruf Yellow Bird took top honors with a speed of 211 mph.

    The Crown Prince was so struck by the Ruf's capabilities that he knew he had to have one; the relationship between the royal family and the Rufs has been strong ever since. And while we love to take credit for all good things automotive, it's actually the relationship between the Crown Prince and Mr. and Mrs. Ruf that enabled a Ruf factory to be built on the grounds of the Bahrain Grand Prix circuit. Bringing Formula 1 racing to Bahrain, incidentally, was also the doing of the Crown Prince, a certifiable car enthusiast of the first order.

    But back to the sensational car you see on these pages. Although Ruf is classified as a manufacturer, many still consider him a tuner - though a brilliant tuner at that. So it's long been his goal to build his own super-car from scratch to distance himself.

    The mid-engine CTR3 has been in the making for several years. Originally called the R50, two prototypes were built in a secret barn tucked away from Ruf's Pfaffenhausen, Germany, factory, both attempts at doing the car "completely Ruf" from the ground up.

    Unfortunately, that undertaking proved a bit too daunting for a first effort. So Ruf decided instead to use a Porsche 911 GT3 RS front platform (basically from the A-pillars forward) while the rear is completely original, a tube frame design (or "birdcage," as Ruf likes to call it) engineered in conjunction with Multimatic of Markham, Ontario, Canada.



    The design of the rear subframe is super trick - it eliminates any thoughts that the CTR3 is simply a rebodied Cayman or Boxster. The massive tubes of the subframe are a sure giveaway, but what you can't see deeper within is the extensive use of billet aluminum; at least when you remove the engine cover the very racy horizontal coil-over shocks are visible.

    The CTR3 prototype, which is close to production-ready, was designed by 26-year-old Bennett Soderberg. Unbelievably, his position in design and development at Ruf is Soderberg's first real job since graduating from university. Soderberg is an interesting case all to himself, born to an American father and an Australian mother; he's a German citizen, but with a Swedish last name.

    2008 Ruf CTR3
    Ruf says the inspiration for the body he asked Soderberg to pen comes from his own fascination with the 1953 Porsche 550 Le Mans Coupe, driven by Paul Frère and Richard von Frankenberg. Aside from the aluminum Porsche doors and hood (and Zuffenhausen-issue head- and taillights) the rest of the body is all Ruf and done in carbon fiber. And it's not just the rear bodywork that's unique; the front fenders are different as well, with much more of a curve in profile than the 911's, which form almost a straight line. The windshield, also, is much shorter than that of a 911. You'll notice the lack of a rear window; the production car will have a backup camera.

    Inside, as with all Ruf automobiles, the CTR3 has a full safety rollcage. Although the dash and center stack may look like standard Porsche fare (other than the green Ruf gauges), the entire interior has been completely restitched in rich-feeling thick leather, and such things as the door panels and headliner are new - finished in beautifully stitched and padded Alcantara. The leather-covered seats come from a GT3, but have been reshaped into a wider form.

    2008 Ruf CTR3
    The other giveaway that this is not simply a rebodied Porsche is the actual dimensions of the CTR3: The wheelbase is 10.8 in. longer than a 911's and 8.2 in. longer than a Cayman's; overall length is nearly identical to a 911 (about 3 in. longer than a Cayman), though the CTR3 is about 5 in. wider and about 4.5 in. lower than a 911. Weight is estimated at just under 3100 lb.

    The CTR3 uses a 3.6-liter Porsche-derived twin-turbocharged flat-6, increased to 3.8 liters by Ruf and massaged to develop 700 bhp and 657 lb.-ft. of torque, all that power transferred to the rear wheels. Another first for Ruf is the car's 6-speed sequential manual, built by Hör; while the current iteration of the transmission requires using the clutch for both up- and downshifts, Ruf says in the future the clutch will be required only for takeoff. Claimed top speed is 233 mph.

    The CTR3 comes with cross-drilled carbon-ceramic disc brakes (from a different supplier than Porsche's carbon brakes), with 15.0-in. rotors and 6-piston aluminum calipers front and rear. Plenty of Michelin Pilot Sport rubber will be gripping the pavement, with 255/35ZR-19s up front and massive 335/30ZR-20s at the rear.

    2008 Ruf CTR3
    Ruf expects the first customer cars to be ready by October at a price of 380,000 Euros ($519,000 at current exchange rates). The plan is to build 50 CTR3s over the next three years between the new facility in Bahrain and the original location in Pfaffenhausen. By October, Ruf hopes to have a "Ruf Driving Academy" up and running at the Bahrain track, and further down the road he is planning a one-make "gentlemen's race series" with fully race-prepped CTR3s.

    As a first attempt at building his own supercar, the CTR3 is impressive; we're squirming in our seats waiting to drive one. And Ruf's realization that it's better to start small rather than going for broke - just over half the car built from scratch rather than the whole thing - looks like a wise decision. But at the same time, we can't help dreaming about the "completely Ruf" supercar that is sure to come in the years ahead.

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    Discover said:
    looks great!
    I LOVE that color

    So.. is that one gonna stay in Germany or sent overseas ?
    and how do you see what's in the back?



    this is how

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    I like it! and normally I hate the tuning companies! And I know that some will say that this is Ruf but for me it is still tuning.

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    You're a madman Hugo

    I don't think it's a pretty car, but this must be a BLAST to drive!
    Congratulations!

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    hugo please post more pics when that beast is completely finished and delivered to your garage!!!

    wow, this must be the fastest car of rennteam????????

    I also look forward for some videos, would love to listen to the exhausts!!!!

    congratulations!!!! and try to control yourself each time you drive her !!!!

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    Porker said:

    I don't think it's a pretty car,



    It's not a car, it's a beast,
    beautiful beast

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    What a very nice setup you have there Hugo!

    The car has improved greatly since the first time i saw the Prototype version last year at RUF. The prototypes engine cover required removing screws to unlatch it, have they improved this part with some type of quick release levers? Also cool to note how you have the tail and rear view camera which really enhances the car in its rightful ways. Good to see these improvements.

    You color choice is perfect and fitting of such a car. Very fighter jet like. What color interior did you go with?

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    x 5,000,000

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    Congrat! Every interested to see a pic with all of your Rufs.

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    OMg man Thats my dream car I hope one day to buy that car and retire somewhere near the 'ring' in Germany.

    That would be a dream coem true for me.

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    Ciao Hugo,is your CTR3 arrived?

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    yes,here's something from the track day we had on Sunday(it was pouring down)at the Salzburgring

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    not very good ones,will post better pics soon

     
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