The 4.5-liter aluminum Ruf V-8 is lighter than a Porsche flat-6, but has 550 bhp and 369 lb.-ft. of torque. Hits 0-60 mph in less than 4 seconds, with a top speed of 205 mph.
Exclusive video of our ride in the Ruf RGT-8. This is the first look inside Ruf’s new V-8 powered supercar.
When a Porsche Turbo S isn’t enough.
Built as an homage to the original 1967 Porsche Sicherheitscabriolet (“Safety Cabriolet,” aka Targa), Ruf starts with a 911 Turbo S Coupe and chops the top half off. In its place, a shortened windshield, robust chassis-integrated rollbar, removable 2-piece Alcantara-lined carbon roof and soft-zippered folding polyglass window form the basis of the new silhouette.
Add to this custom aero-enhanced front and rear fascias (with Ruf’s signature intercooler ducts), sport mirrors, fixed carbon wing and a special matte-gray iridescent paint, and you’ve got the short list for why someone would pay €330,000 for this car.
The 2008 Ruf CTR3 is without doubt the perfect garage-mate to all the Batmobiles.
Its 3.7-liter twin-turbo flat-6 engine delivers 700 bhp (DIN) at 7000 rpm and provides 657 lb.-ft. of thrust at 4000 rpm — enough to catapult the sub-3100-lb. mostly carbon-fiber-bodied machine up to 62 mph in less than 3.2 seconds. With a transverse 6-speed sequential racing gearbox, the CTR3 can reach a top speed of 233 mph.