If you didn’t know what you were looking at, this humble car might appear to be any late 1980s Porsche 911, albeit with strangely docked ears and the whale-tail off the 930 Turbo. It has the same friendly faced look of 911s of the period, with cheery round headlights and a happy demeanour. Don’t be fooled, this thing bites, and it bites hard.
And, t’s not a Porsche at all, it’s a RUF CTR, the only one in Hong Kong, and one of 30 customer supplied cars in the world to be made into a RUF CTR. You might know it better as the “Yellowbird” that crushed the fastest cars in the world. It is rare, and it is dangerous, and it’s a true supercar.
Year: 1984 (RUF conversion done in 1996 in Germany)
Body: 2-Doors Coupe
Interior: Black leather
Driver's Sider: RHD
Transmission: 6 Speed RUF Manual Gearbox
History: Originally Delivered in 1984, Fully Converted by RUF in Germany in 1996 to CTR Spec, RUF 964 Bodykit, RUF Clubsport 6 Speed Manual Transmission. RUF "Birth Certificate" and Service History available
THE VIDEO THAT WENT VIRAL
Back in 1987 RUF launched a car called the CTR. It was based on the Porsche 911, but had been thoroughly modified, developing 469bhp making it good for 211mph at the Ehra-Lessien test track in Germany. Which not only made it the world’s fastest production car, but the first one to break the 200mph barrier.
Keen Nurburgring fans and avid Porsche enthusiasts will recognise the ‘Yellowbird’ as the awesomely fast RUF prototype featured in the Nurburgring video. The Yellowbird nickname was given to it by Road & Track. There’s something with the yellow car that sticks in people’s minds.
The video is perhaps one of the best 911-specific driving/drifting demonstrations ever created. It was a raw promotional film created by RUF, driven by ace company test driver Stefan Roser, drifting the Ring in loafers and white socks. It’s simply a must-watch video
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