1997 RUF CTR2


Afficionados of RUF will know that the company is in a unique position to source body shells directly from Porsche and then create its own individual interpretation of a highly capable sports car. All RUF-manufactured cars come with a VIN that starts ‘W09’ since the company is recognised as a manufacturer in its own right by the German authorities.

The CTR2 is the evolution of the legendary CTR ‘Yellow Bird’ and only sixteen RUF CTR 2 models were built between 1995 and 1997. The CTR moniker is derived from ‘Group C, Turbo, Ruf’. The 3.6 litre powerplant in the CTR2 is actually based on the engine used in the Porsche 962 Le Mans Group C car

​Capable of sprinting from zero to 60 mph in under 3.5 seconds and hitting a top speed in excess of 220 MPH (354 km/h), the CTR2 was one of the fastest production supercars in the world, capable of out-running Ferrari’s F50 (193 mph), Jaguar’s XJ220 (213 mph), and performing on par with Nissan’s R390 GT1 (220 mph).

The one million dollar McLaren F1 was the only other production car at the time which was later found to have performed better under testing, by 1998, making the RUF CTR2 the second fastest production car of the day.

RUF CTR2 Technical Specification:

Weight: 1,358 kilograms (2,994 lb)
Power: 580 hp (388 kW)@ 5800 rpm ; 580 hp @ 5900 rpm
Torque: 506 lb·ft (686 N·m)@ 4800 rpm
Specific output: approx. 144.44 hp (108 kW) per litre
Power-to-weight ratio: 382 hp per metric tonne (@ 5800 rpm); 427 hp per metric tonne (@5900 rpm)
0-60 mph (97 km/h): 3.6 sec
0-100 mph (160 km/h): 7.6 sec
Top Speed: 220 mph (354 km/h)

This particular CTR2 was built in Pfaffenhausen in 1997, has completed only 49000 kms since new and is finished in Arctic Silver Metallic with contrasting full Green leather interior plus matching green carpeting. The Koenig seats are truly purposeful and inviting and very much complement the sporting nature of the car.

This car has the later more powerful 580 BHP, twin-turbocharged, flat-six powerplant and is mated to a six-speed transmission developed in-house by RUF. The ‘W09BD0’ VIN also indicates that this is a rare all-wheel drive CTR2.

Specification Highlights:

One of only 16 RUF CTR2’s ever produced

Genuine RUF ‘W09’ VIN CTR2

All-Wheel-Drive Chassis

RUF twin-pipe Exhaust

RUF 6-speed manual transmission

RUF Floor Mats

RUF Integrated Roll Cage (IRC)

RUF Suspension

RUF 19″ Alloy Wheels

RUF Brake Calipers

RUF Green on Black Dials

RUF Front and Rear Spoilers

RUF Koenig Sports Seats

RUF Electric Sports Mirrors

Another truly collectable, air-cooled classic RUF combining outstanding looks with ballistic performance this RUF CTR2 is easily a match for any modern day supercar.


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