The RUF Yellowbird was always going to be hard to follow up with. Not only are we referring to our previous 1/64 RUF CTR which has been our most popular model - RUF Automobile themselves faced this question. After creating a world class Ferrari eating, Lambo stomping, canary-coloured rear-engined masterpiece, is it possible to again be the darling of the automotive world? Could the CTR2 be - like the Godfather - the sequel that betters the original?
Let’s start with taking the engine derived from the Porsche 962 Le Mans Group C race car (CTR is an abbreviation for group C, Turbo, Ruf). Conventional physics ceased to apply as this is shoehorned into the svelte frame of the Porsche (type 993) 911 Turbo. A rigourous diet removed interior components with further savings using kevlar panels reducing the kerb weight to 1,358 kg (2,994 lb).
Like its predecessor the CTR2 numbers were outstanding with a recorded top speed of 217 mph and 0-60mph in under 3.5 seconds. In the year of 1995 the CTR2 bested all the world to offer including the Ferrari's F50, Jaguar's XJ220, and Nissan's R390 GT1 and the crown of fastest production car went again to RUF which it held until someone took the rev limiter off the McLaren F1 in 1998 and pooped in everyones spaghetti Bolognese.
We have taken care to ensure free-rolling wheels, clean body panel lines, separate parts for lights and detailed iconic CTR2 rear spoiler.