Supercars such as these don't become available very often
The RUF CTR3 is a product that is well-known among boutique supercar fanatics as a massively reworked Porsche 911 GT2. Although its production run spanned from 2007 to 2012, just 29 chassis were assembled. That makes this one a really exclusive car to own. Now, one has come up for sale via Art & Revs in the UK. The model listed here is chassis number eight of the group and has been put together with a right-hand drive configuration for the UK market.
It was assembled in 2010 and has since been owned by three different individuals but, what makes this particular model rather intriguing is the fact that, in 2013, it was sent back to the RUF factories to be converted into a Clubsport specification.
To do this, the standard car was provided with the uprated engine modifications which gives the 997 GT2-sourced twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter flat-six a final power output of 775 horsepower and 723 lb-ft. This is complemented by a Castrol SRF brake fluid upgrade and metal-braided brake lines together with a titanium exhaust box with Zirconium-coated tailpipes.
Furthermore, the conversion includes a set of NACA ducts applied to the flat floor of the engine bay for improved ventilation, a gold-leaf coated dry-sump oil tank for better heat insulation, and a set of front axle control arms and anti-roll bars, bearings, and more sourced from the Porsche 997 GT3 RSR with a wider RSR track.
Its dynamic capabilities are further enhanced via a set of high-spec Ohlins three-way adjustable dampers and bespoke springs fitted to the front and rear while a Porsche 997 GT2 motorsport clutch system is installed for a more conclusive performance experience. For added exclusivity, the dealer confirms that it was also being sold with a unique "3 CTR" personalized license plate if the new owner wishes to keep the car in the region.
The RUF CTR3 bears a very similar chassis design to Porsche's very own exclusive GT1. It uses the front section of a 997 which has been welded to a RUF-built monocoque type center section with a tubular rear frame to support the additional mechanical components and uprated suspension. To maintain a mass of 3,086 lbs, the body panels have been formed with Carbon Kevlar. We would love to know how much this particular unit is selling for but the dealer has stated that the price is only available upon inquiry.