RUF has introduced a new third generation CTR 3 coming with a number upgrades. 2012 RUF CTR3 boasts a longer wheelbase and a new mid-engine position.

The mid-engine design provides exceptional balance and agile handling, while the longer wheelbase provides better driving stability at high speeds. The body of the CTR 3 is a completely new development which is not based on any existing mid-engine concept.

2012 RUF CTR3 is powered by a twin-turbo 3.8 liter flat-six with whopping 750PS (552 kW) at 7100RPM and 960Nm (708 lb-ft) of torque at just 4000RPM. This is an improvement with 50PS (37 kW) and over the first CTR3.

The engine is mated to a sequential-shift 6-speed transmission, which is transversely mounted and has a new design, too. It can manage torque up to 855 ft/lbs. A shift indicator on the dashboard shows the gear in use. A limited slip differential is provided to maximize the traction. The performance is "acceptable" – 3.2 seconds to 100 km/h, 9.6 seconds to 200 km/h and top speed of 380 km/h (236 mph).

The brake system includes 6-piston fixed light alloy calipers and ventilated, cross drilled ceramic composite discs. Each brake disc is 380 mm in diameter. A specially designed Bosch anti-lock braking system is standard.

2012 RUF CTR3 stands on forged aluminum wheels fitted with 255/35/ZR19 tires at the front and enormous 335/30/ZR20 at the rear. The dimensions of the alloys are 8.5J x 19" and 12.5J x 20", respectively.

The interior boasts aluminum gearshift lever for the sequential shift transmission, 260 mph (418 km/h) speedometer, leather and Alcantara.

The weight of the car is just 1400kg (3 086 lbs).

2012 RUF CTR

2012 RUF CTR3 Back

2012 RUF CTR3 Rear vents

2012 RUF CTR3 Interior

2012 RUF CTR3 Gauges

2012 RUF CTR3

2012 RUF CTR3 Side

2012 RUF CTR3 Rear

2012 RUF CTR3 Wind tunnel

2012 RUF CTR3:

  • Power 750BHP (552 kW) at 7 100 rpm
  • max. Torque 960Nm at 4 000 rpm
  • Displacement 3 746 cm³
  • Performance 0-100 kmh (0-62 mph) - 3.2 seconds 0-200 kmh (0-125 mph) - 9.6 seconds
  • Top speed 380km/h (236 mph) - dependent on the gear ratios
  • Fuel consumption: urban - 20,0 l /100km highway - 9,9 l /100km combined  - 13,5 l /100km CO 2 emissions – 311 g/km

Source: RUF