Ruf CTR 3 Evo rocket ship revealed


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New 588kW rocket brings tuning upgrades over Clubsport model.

German manufacturer and Porsche tuning specialist Ruf has unveiled the CTR 3 Evo – its most powerful car yet.

Revealed at Monterey Car Week, it is a completely redesigned and heavily upgraded proposition based on but separate from the Porsche Cayman-based CTR 3 Clubsport.

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It’s powered by a mid-mounted 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged flat six producing 588kW and 990Nm – 17kW and 11Nm more than the Clubsport. Max power comes in at 7100rpm and maximum torque is deployed at 4000rpm.

The car pictured is fitted with Ruf’s seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, but because the Clubsport can also be specified with a six-speed manual, the Evo could also become available with this option.

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The body is made from a Kevlar-composite, similar to the Koenigsegg Agera RS, known for its lightweight properties, strength and heat resistance.

The top speed and 0-100km/h time are both not yet known, but the Evo will be faster than the Clubsport, which is able to top 380km/h and dispatch 0-100km/h in 3.2sec.

The slew of upgrades goes beyond engine tuning – with modifications to the MacPherson-strut front suspension and a multi-link rear suspension, combined with carbon-ceramic brakes and a track-ready dry-sump lubrication system similar to that used in the Ferrari 488 GTB and Chevrolet Corvette Z06.

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Inside, its one-piece body-hugging sports seats are made from carbonfibre and upholstered in Alcantara with contrasting yellow stitching.

Customers will be able to order the CTR 3 Evo at a cost of more than $725,000 (AUD$1.1 million), making it more expensive than the similarly positioned Manthey Racing Porsche 911 GT3 and similarly potent Ferrari SF90.

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