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Someone please buy this glorious RUF CTR3

Found $850,000 down the back of the sofa? Here’s your ideal investment

Published: 03 Dec 2020

The classified that caught our eye this week is one for all the early 2010s gamers out there. Yep, it’s a RUF CTR3. What a thing.

For years Porsche was signed to an exclusivity agreement with EA, and all other racing games featured Alois Ruf’s fantastic creations as a replacement. That means there’s a whole generation that grew up with SCRs, CTRs and RTurbos on the mind instead of 911s.

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The CTR3 is seriously special though. Produced from 2007 to 2012, it was the first time that RUF hadn’t actually used Porsche underpinnings. Instead, Canadian company Multimatic built a bespoke, Le Mans-inspired platform with a wheelbase 11-inches longer and five inches wider than a 997 911s. 

The Porsche-derived 3.8-litre flat-six was now mid-mounted and also fitted with a pair of turbochargers for a bonkers total output of 682bhp. That was all sent to the rear wheels, and the hero that originally specced this car went with the six-speed sequential manual gearbox option. They also went for a rather striking interior colour.

Just 31 examples of the CTR3 were ever built and this one has only completed 1,635 miles from new. That goes some way to explaining RM Sotheby’s current asking price – it’s up for $850,000.

Worth every penny. 

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Images: RM Sotheby's

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