777HP, 236MPH 2015 RUF CTR3 Clubsport Is Veyron-Hunting, Twin-Turbo Cayman

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Is there room in the hypercar market for the RUF CTR3 Clubsport - more than six years since the first-gen CTR3 debuted to rave comparisons with the Carrera GT?

Now that Porsche's top model is the 918 Spider, the RUF CTR3 is looking a little out of date -- to say nothing of the ultra-hybrid McLaren P1 and LaFerrari.

This is where the new RUF CTR3 Clubsport comes in -- more aero, more speed and more drama with optional wide-body fenders and a 200-mph-plus ground-effects package.

Merging the front crash structure of the Cayman coupe into this wider, lower, louder and twice-as-fast CTR3 still has the desired effect: huge speed. Twin-turbochargers send 777-horsepower to the back wheels, which also cope with the 707-pound-feet of torque from this 3.8-liter, dry-sump-lubed boxer six-cylinder.

With only two driven wheels, the 3.0-second 0-60-mph time is a bit off the latest pace, to be frank, with the new Turbo S 911 hitting the mark in just 2.6-seconds.

But flat out? Say goodbye and wave!!

With the right gear ratios and tire setup, the CTR3 Clubsport hits a stunning 236-mph. This, for the record, is faster than any 918 Spider, LaFerrari or McLaren P1... so far!

And quite close to the cat-less McLaren F1 record-holder of 240-mph for more than a decade.

All this for pricing that cuts the bill for a new hypercar roughly in half!?

CTR3 Clubsports for everyone!





The RUF model with pure super sports car DNA

  • The CTR 3 is RUF’s top model and combines decades of experience with latest technology and timeless design. As a logical consequence of the continuous development of the brand we are very proud to offer a vehicle that enthuses by far more than exceptional technology and driving dynamics: it comes with its complete own individual design. With the specific design of the front wings and a very low a-pillar the pilot of the CTR 3 has the perception of a very low seat position which enhances the race car feeling. Underneath the carbon skin various high performance components are combined. The turbo charged flat 6 engine produces impressive 777 hp and has a torque of 980 Nm (723 lb ft). This power is transferred to the rear wheels via a 6 speed manual or an optional 7 speed double clutch gear box. The mid-engine coupe has a low centre of gravity and builds very low. The rear axle construction includes horizontal springs and shock absorbers. The highest expansion stage is the CTR 3 Clubsport which comes among other details with wheel house extensions and a fixed carbon rear spoiler.


2015 RUF CTR3 Clubsport

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Standard & optional equipment CTR3 Clubsport


  • •Exterior: standard and metallic colours to the customer’s choice

  • •Interior: leather, alcantara and seam colours to the customer’s choice


  • CTR 3 with 3.8 litre twin turbo engine

  • Output 572 kW (777 hp) at 7,100 RPM, maximum torque

  • 980 Nm at 4,000 RPM

  • 6 cylinder horizontally opposed engine

  • Aluminium block and cylinder heads

  • Water cooled

  • Four valves per cylinder

  • Camshaft adjustment with valve timing and lift

  • Hydraulic valve adjustment

  • Dry sump lubrication

  • Twin turbochargers and twin intercoolers

  • Electronic engine management

  • Fly-by-wire throttle

  • Direct fuel injection (DFI)

  • Cylinder-specific knock control

  • Two three-way catalytic converters with metal substrates with stereo lambda control circuits

  • Static high-voltage distribution with individual coils

  • Two-stage resonance induction

  • On-Board-Diagnostics to monitor exhaust emissions


  • 7-Speed-Doubleclutch

  • Rear wheel drive

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  • Front: 5-spoke 8.5“ x 19 forged light-alloy wheels with central locking, tyres 265/30 ZR 19

  • Rear: 5-spoke 12.5“ x 20 forged light-alloy wheels with central locking, tyres 345/30 ZR 20

  • Tyre sealing compound and electrical compressor

  • Power steering with variable steering ratio

  • Front: McPherson-strut suspension with anti-roll bar

  • Rear: multi-link suspension, horizontal coil over shock absorbers with anti-roll bar

  • Stability Management with ABS, ASR, ABD and ESP

  • Hydraulic lift system for the front axle for 50 mm

  • (2 inch) more ground clearance


  • Front and rear: 6-piston-monobloc-fixed calipers, red painted with white “RUF” logo

  • Front and rear: 380 mm internally ventilated and perforated ceramic composite brake discs

  • Bosch ABS 8.0

CTR3 Clubsport – Model Year 2014


  • 2-seater Coupé

  • Front structure and floor panel, sheet steel hot dip galvanised on both sides

  • Body shell in kevlar-carbon composite

  • Clubsports-package in kevlar-carbon composite

  • Underbody lining

  • Aluminium front lid and aluminium doors

  • Door stops with 3 index positions

  • Air intakes for intercoolers in the rear fenders

  • Front spoiler with integrated air outlet

  • Sports mirrors with integrated indicators, improved aerodynamics, electric adjustable and heated

  • Rear diffuser with air outlets for end tips

  • Big one-piece rear lid

  • Automatic rear wing

  • Permanent “rear view” camera

  • “RUF” logo in black on the front hood and black “C

  • TR 3” logo on the rear lid

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Electrical system

  • Power windows with one-touch operation and short-stroke lowering

  • Windscreen washer system with 2 wiping speeds, interval settings and heated dual nozzles

  • Sports mirrors with LED-indicator lights, electrically adjust- and heatable, aspherical on driver ́s side

  • Communication Management: Information system comprising 5.8-inch screen, 12 button keypad, radio with CD drive and an on-board computer with parallel display in the instrument cluster

  • Soundsystem with 7 speakers

  • CD tray area in the glove box

  • Pre assembly for CD autochanger (6 discs)

  • Central locking with remote control including trunk release

  • Electric luggage compartment release


  • Bi-Xenon-head lights including dynamic headlight leveling and headlamp cleaning system

  • Separate additional lights in the front end with m

  • arker lights, LED indicator lights and LED day light running lights

  • Rear fog light

  • Centre high-mounted brake light in LED technology


  • Three big round instruments with dial-type gauges in black with green typeface

  • Speedo tops at 260 mph (420 kph)

  • Instrument cluster with central rev counter and multi-function display

  • Analogue displays: Revolutions per minute, speed,

  • oil pressure, oil temperature, coolant temprature and tank capacity

  • Permanent indication of total mileage, trip mileage, time, outside temperature and speed

  • On board computer


Safety and security

  • Fullsize airbags for driver and passenger

  • Integrated roll cage (IRC)

  • Side Impact Protection System comprising:

  • Side impact protection in the doors

  • Head airbags in the door-trim panels

  • 3-point automatic belts front, seat buckle on seat

  • Seat belt height adjustment, belt tensioners and belt-force limiters

  • Immobiliser (transponder system), safe locking system, alarm system and interior surveillance

  • Front and rear bumpers with integrated alloy bumpers

  • Air conditioning

  • Automatic air conditioning with integrated active carbon filter

  • Green tinted heat-insulating glass



  • Full leather interior

  • Kevlar carbon light weight bucket seat with integrated head rest

  • 3-spoke sport steering wheel in leather with manual height and reach adjustment

  • Plastic parts with soft paint, painted in interior colo

  • Roofliner in alcantara

  • Interior carbon package

  • Fire extinguisher

  • 6 point seat belts in colour for driver’s and passenger’s seat

  • Lockable, large glove compartment

  • Light weight door panels with storage bags

  • Cup holder integrated behind the decorative dashboard trim

  • LCD display for permanent “rear view” camera inste

  • ad of rear view mirror

  • Aluminium shift knob

  • Aluminium pedal set and foot rest

  • Stainless steel door sills with „RUF“ logo

Technical data

  • Engine

  • Type Boxer

  • Cylinders 6

  • Displacement – in³ (cc) 231.9 (3,800)

  • Bore x stroke – in (mm) 4.02 x 3.05 (102 x 77.5)

  • Power 572 kW (777 hp)

  • At RPM 7,100

  • Max. torque – lb-ft (Nm) 707,96 (980)

  • At RPM 4,000

  • Compression ratio 9.8 : 1

  • Engine control unit EMS SDI 3.1, direct fuel inje

  • ction, cylinder specific

  • knock control, Stereo

  • lambda-control circuits,

  • fly-by-wire throttle

  • Gasoline 98 ROZ super plus, unleaded

  • Alternator 1.680 W

  • Starter motor 1.7 kW

  • Battery 80 Ah

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  • Power delivery Rear-wheel drive

  • Transmission 7-speed double clutch


  • Front axle McPherson-strut, anti-roll bar

  • Rear axle Multi-link suspension, horizontal coil over shock absorbers, anti-roll bar


  • Steering ratio 16.9 : 1

  • Steering wheel turns 2.98 From lock to lock

  • Steering wheel diameter – in (mm) 14.5 (365)

  • Turning radius – ft (m) 34.8 (10.6)

  • Driver safety aids with ABS, ASR and ABD

  • Brakes Front and rear: 6 piston aluminium monobloccalipers ventilated and cross-drilled ceramic composite discs

  • Anti-lock braking system Bosch ABS 8.0

  • Brake disc diameter – in (mm) 15 / 15 (380 / 380)

  • Brake disc thickness – in (mm) 1.3 / 1.3 (34 / 34)

  • Wheels 8.5” x 19 / 12.5” x 20

  • Tyres 265/30 ZR 19 / 345/30 ZR 20

  • Size and weight

  • Length - in (mm) 175 (4,445)

  • Width - in (mm) 76.5 (1,944)

  • Height - in (mm) 47.2 (1,200)

  • Wheelbase - in (mm) 103.3 (2,625)

  • Track, front – in (mm) 59.3 (1,506)

  • Track, rear – in (mm) 62.4 (1,585)

  • Empty weight

  • According to DIN 3086.4 lbs (1,400 kg)

  • According to EG-standards 3251.8 lbs (1,475 kg)

  • Total acceptable weight 3582.5 lbs (1,625 kg)

  • Capacities

  • Trunk space according to VDA – cu ft (l) 3.7 (135)

  • Gas tank – gal (l) 23.1 (90)

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  • Top speed – mph (kph) 236 (380) - dependent on gear ratios

  • 0 – 62 mph (0 – 100 kph) 3.2 s

  • 0 – 125 mph (0 – 200 kph) 9.2 s

About The Author

Tom Burkart is the founder and managing editor of Car-Revs-Daily.com, an innovative and rapidly expanding automotive news magazine.He holds a Journalism JBA degree from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Tom currently resides in Charleston, South Carolina with his two amazing dogs, Drake and Tank.Mr. Burkart is available for all questions and concerns by email Tom(at)car-revs-daily.com.