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RUF INTRODUCTION:

RUF actually began in 1939 by Alios Ruf as a maker of fuel-efficient German automobiles - a variant of Beetles at the time - before literally shifting into high gear by Alios Ruf Jr. The founder's son in the mid-1970's began modifying other cars, then in the mid-1980's rolled out original "works-of-art" under the RUF logo. RUF prides itself on being ahead of the sports car curve, and its innovations are often copied by others.

RUF CTR2:

The second generation of the CTR, better known as the Yellow Bird, is this 993-bodied CTR, which appeared in 1997. This second-generation CTR is a special model with production limited to only 30 vehicles, none of which have the same exact specifications. Each is produced to suit the tastes of its owner, with interiors ranging from the gorgeous to the extremely Spartan, truly a completely made-to-order car.

The roll bar incorporated at the white-body stage is unitized to each pillar, giving a beautiful finish that belies the very presence of the roll bar. The front fenders and door panels are carbon/Kelvar fiber, the trunk hood is aluminum, and some have specifications based on the turbo body. The air-cooled flat six keeps its displacement of 3.6-liters, but with a KKK twin turbo and large intercooler, it generates the awesome power of 520 hp @ 5,800 rpm and a maximum torque of 69.8 kg-m @ 4,800 rpm. The transmission options are a 6-speed stick or an EKS, and the drive train options include the normal 2WD and three types of 4WD including one equipped with a torque distribution controller. Unusual for a road car is the available option of carbon brakes, perhaps the most notable feature of the second-generation CTR.

Even more competitive versions of this CTR exist as the CTR Sports and CTR Racing models. These models, intended for circuit use, are characterized by their wider body, particularly the width of 1920 mm in the front end. The flat six used in the CTR Sports is the same as that of the CTR, but the CTR Racing model is equipped with a custom powerplant called the Spec II that generates a minimum of 540 hp.

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RUF'S GT3 LINEUP:

All three RUF's show incredible stats in almost every category, and it shows out on the Test Course. Even in their stock form, the CTR2 and RGT outperform many other cars in their class.

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1 - '00 3400S
Drivetrain - Mid-Engine-Rear Wheel Drive
Credits - 76,740
Power - 305 hp @ 6,500 rpm
Torque - 265 lb-ft @ 4,750 rpm
Weight - 1,300 kg

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2 - '00 RGT
Drivetrain - Mid-Engine-Rear Wheel Drive
Credits - 160,000
Power - 379 hp @ 7,700 rpm
Torque - 277 lb-ft @ 5,200 rpm
Weight - 1,330 kg

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3 - '96 CTR2
Drivetrain - 4 Wheel Drive
Credits - 382,000
Power - 512 hp @ 5,800 rpm
Torque - 505 lb-ft @ 4,800 rpm
Weight - 1,380 kg

 

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