Currently reading: Ruf CTR 3 Evo is tuner’s most powerful production car
New 789bhp rocket brings tuning upgrades over Clubsport model for more than £570,000

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.

It's powered by a mid-mounted 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged flat six producing 789bhp and 730lb ft - 23bhp and 8lb ft 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.

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

Ruf ctr 3 evo engine tweo

The top speed and 0-62mph time are both not yet known, but the Evo will be faster than the Clubsport, which is able to top 236mph and dispatch 0-62mph 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. 

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 (£570,466), making it more expensive than the similarly positioned Manthey Racing Porsche 911 GT3 and similarly potent Ferrari SF90.

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anglia 17 August 2023

Love the rear end. When is someone going to work out how to route four exhausts through the middle of four tail lights?

Peter Cavellini 17 August 2023

Cheap?, a lot of performance for that price,or should I say sufficient performance for the money, a more manageable size of car to I think.