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RUF CTR Yellow Bird specs

Price in US $142,900 - $223,000
Car type Coupe
Curb weight 1150-1222 kg (2535-2694 lbs)
Introduced 1987
Origin country Germany
Gas mileage 21.5 l/100 km (11 mpg US / 13 mpg UK)
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Acceleration (mph)

0 - 30 mph1.7 s
0 - 60 mph3.6 s
0 - 80 mph5.9 s
0 - 100 mph6.7 s
0 - 150 mph14.6 s
0 - 200 mph35.6 s
Est. 1/8 mile8.5 s @ 103.1 mph
1/4 mile11.7 s @ 113.5 mph
Est. 1/2 mile19.2 s @ 157.8 mph
1 mile27.7 s @ 189.5 mph

Acceleration (kph)

0 - 40 kph2.0 s
0 - 60 kph2.8 s
0 - 80 kph3.4 s
0 - 100 kph3.9 s
0 - 120 kph5.1 s
0 - 140 kph6.4 s
0 - 160 kph7.6 s
0 - 180 kph9.6 s
0 - 200 kph11.3 s
1000 m20.9 s
Est. 100 - 140 kph2.2 s
Est. 100 - 200 kph6.8 s
RUF CTR Yellow Bird acceleration graph

General performance

Top speed342 kph (213 mph)
0 - 100 mph - 011.8 s
Est. max acceleration0.66 g (6 m/s²)
60 mph - 042 m (139 ft)
Noise @ idle71 dB
Noise @ 70 mph79 dB

Powertrain specs

Engine type twin turbo B6
Displacement 3.4 l (207 ci)
Power 469 ps (463 bhp / 345 kw)
Torque 553 Nm (408 lb-ft)
Power / liter 138 ps (136 hp)
Power / weight 392 ps (386 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 462 Nm (340 lb-ft) / t
Efficiency 22 PS per l/100 km
Transmission 5 speed manual
Layout rear engine, rear wheel drive

More 0-60 and 1/4 mile times

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ChironSS  3w ago

 


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196ss  1y ago

Sport Auto (9/1988):
0-40 kph: 2,0 s
0-60 kph: 2,8 s
0-80 kph: 4,0 s
0-100 kph 4,8 s
0-120 kph: 5.8 s
0-140 kph: 6.8 s
0-160 kph: 8,0 s
0-180 kph: 9.8 s
0-200 kph: 11,3 s
400 m: 12,0 s
1000 m: 21,0 s

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Hoppelmoppel123  1y ago

SportAuto (7/1987):
0-80 kph: 3.4 s
0-120 kph: 5.1 s
0-140 kph: 6.4 s
0-160 kph: 7.6 s
0-180 kph: 9.6 s
1000 m: 20.9 s
Nürburgring Nordschleife: 8:10.00


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Georg  5y ago

RUF CTR Tsukuba laptime best motoring 1992 super car battle time attack 1:06.13min ..interesting that the CTR beat the F40 in time attack run and lost badly in the 5lap battle... the driver completely overdrove the CTR

 


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Iggz  7y ago

Porsche focused so much on reducing oversteer that actually at some point there was slightly too much understeer at high performance level with their gt cars at later point. Finally midengine solved that issue. Stubborn Germans..


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Iggz  7y ago

Not sure if anyone already posted that : https://youtu.be/OSMCfPASImQ

Amount of work needed to put in with this handling is incredible


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Shaggy  7y ago

The low 8:00s on the Nordschleiffe is pretty darn good for a car fro. 1987.


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Iggz  7y ago

8:05 couldn't be beaten for over 10 years by Ferrari (it really upset them). Problem with this Little beast is handling. in the 80s Suspension was not as developed as today. So if you take a yellow bird today and give it modern Suspension and a DCT with wider Cup tires it could easily do 7:30 on the Ring.No idiot would do it though as the whole point of this classic car is to get Access to it and safeguard in the most original state. Best investment money can buy. Or can't buy as the lucky once who managed to get one will probably want to pass it on to their Kids. Impressive 0-200 time for 87'. Same as Nismo GT-R !!!


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mrBonneville  7y ago

Don't let the 8:05 'ring time fool you; if tested today it would probably do under 7:10.


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....  9y ago

lap time on Hockenheim Short is very bad for so fast car, but can be true coz i can proof its not


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JayKarthi  9y ago

Porsche 911 RUF CTR Hockenheim Short
1.18.30 - Source : Zeperfs


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Hamcee  9y ago

yeah, as i said already?


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Mental  9y ago

@Hamcee
You meant 0-200 mph time, cause otherwise, yeah, that's sick, LOL.

BTW, absolutely stunning vehicle. Even now it's a very serious rival for modern sportcars, not telling about 1987.


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Super8  9y ago

Tatsuya Shima's Blacbird.....


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Shaggy  9y ago

What an amazing old car!


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Hamcee  9y ago

342 kph and 35,6sec from 0 - 200 mph is ****ing sick for 469 ps


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Mal-2-2  11y ago

Autocar 2004 April 27th

Standing Mile - 27.70@189.11mph

0-150mph - 14.59s

0-200mph - 35.57s

0-100-0mph - 11.85s

0-200-0mph - 47.20s


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EuniceBeasley25  11y ago

If you are in the corner and have got no money to move out from that point, you will have to receive the personal loans. Because that will help you for sure. I take short term loan every single year and feel fine just because of this.


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MarquezKristi30  11y ago

Make your life time more simple take the loans and everything you require.


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GriN  11y ago

I am sure that to reach 342 km / h on an old 911 you'll need at least 600 hp.


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Georg  12y ago

yes it was a factory power kit version as far as I know only a handfull of this were delivered... and during the tests they come to the point that the RUF CTR yellow bird had much more than the claimed power..they belived north of 500hp


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Inline 6 rules  12y ago

@Georg
Is the 959 in the test tuned? Because it writes 515 PS.


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FastestLaps  12y ago

@phavyarden Frogs instead of images? :D That's weird. I see all pictures.

In any case - that's an issue with Imageshack not fastestlaps.


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phavyarden  12y ago

@Georg, i can't see the pictures, i just see frogs. lol


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Georg  12y ago

the yellow bird was tested with 342km/h at Nardo and reached officle observed 342km/h

http://www.ruf-automobile.de/de/de-unternehmen-geschichte.php

you can read it in the RUF comapny history section


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Pigeon  12y ago

378km/h? You might want to stop reading Australian car mags buddy.
If it's not yankee cars like ford or GM.


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FastestLaps  12y ago

@phavyarden

No, no they are fine and will be published when I get to reviewing and validating.

Those articles and videos you provided are rich with good, valid data.


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phavyarden  12y ago

@Fastestlaps
I added a 1 mile time for this car and for the Saleen S7 TT, it wasn\'t fine?


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DrDoedel  12y ago

@Big Al: the 469 hp are a much understated amount of horsepower. To make it street legal, RUF decided to give a figure below 500 hp. The cars that made it to the track test had much more power... easily more than the given 469 hp!


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monkeypop  12y ago

 

Drifting the ring