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A car of track-tested technicalities, it's eminently driveable too, with a well appointed lightweight interior and tractable power. The CTR 2 is a genuine dual-purpose machine, one goal being to carry on the tradition of the original CTR, dubbed the Yellow Bird by America's authoratative Road & Track magazine when it was named the fastest in its World's Fastest Supercar tests with an astounding top speed of 339.8 km/h (211 mph). There's every reason to believe that, before long, the Ruf CTR 2 will inherit this lofty honor.

Specifications for the 1997 Ruf CTR2


Horizontally opposed 6 cylinder, SOHC aluminum block and heads
Bore and stroke: 3.94" x 3.01" or 100.0mm x 76.4mm
Displacement: 220 or 3600cc
Horsepower: 520@ 5,800 rpm
Torque: 505 lb-ft@ 4,800 rpm
Power to weight ratio: 5.9 lbs per horsepower
Compression ratio: 8.0:1 (twin-plug ignition)
Fuel system: TAGtronic with electronic boost control
Induction: Twin KKK turbochargers, twin wastegates and intercoolers

Twin catalytic converters with oxygen sensors and full OBD-2 electronics

Based on Porsche 993 coupe, with Ruf-designed and -manufactured components Integrated roll cage (IRC) linking A- and B-pillars with windscreen header.

Roof rain gutters removed, quarter panels welded to roofskin
Front spoiler, rear bumper and rocker panels of composite material
Deck lid of composite material
Integrated rear wing with internal ducting for twin side-mounted intercoolers
Twin Sport mirrors, electrically adjustable
Twin exhaust tips, center-mounted
Ruf-designed instrumentation
Ruf-designed seating in leather, electrically adjustable
Door panels of lightweight construction with pull-strap releases
Electrically actuated windows, velour carpeting

RUF 6 speed manual with limited slip differential, 2WD (4WD optional)

Front: MacPherson struts, Ruf-calibrated coil springs and dampers, anti-roll bar; damper-tower reinforcement of aluminum.
Rear: Multilink, Ruf-calibrated coil springs and dampers, anti-roll bar

Unit steel and composite panels

Curb weight: 3,045 lbs
Wheelbase: 89.4"
Length: 168.9"
Width: 68.3"
Height: 51.2"

Hydraulic, ABS, 4 wheel carbor fibre, 4 piston calipers
Diameter: front 14.0"; rear 14.0" (360mm)

Tires and Wheels:
Dunlop SP 8000, front 245/35 ZR19; rear 285/30 ZR19
19x8.5" front,19x10.0" rear forged magnesium OZ Racing

Fuel Economy:
15 mpg

0-60mph: 3.6 seconds
0-1/4 mile: 11.4s @133 mph
Top Speed: 220 mph


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