Last year RUF showed a new interpretation of the legendary CTR – known as Yellowbird – at Geneva International Motorshow. Although the car reminds of classic Porsche 911 it doesn’t share any part with them. Instead RUF developed a carbon bodywork combined with a carbon monocoque chassis with integrated rollbars and pushrod suspension all around. This base is used for the new SCR 2018 now, which has been shown this year in Geneva by the sports car company from Pfaffenhausen.
40 years ago RUF showed the first SCR and convinced fans and experts with its powerful natural aspirated engine. Also the journalists from German magazine ‘Auto Motor und Sport’ liked it in issue 13/1978. While back then 217 PS from 3.2 litres displacement were enough, today the car gets a four litres Metzger-six-cylinder-boxer with four-valve technology, variocam, hydraulic valves, dry sump and 375 kW/510 PS and 470 newtonmeters of torque. It has to move only 1,250 kilograms of DIN weight.
Until today a sports car with natural aspirated engine offers a very special driving emotion, specially with a manual transmission. RUF fits the SCR 2018 with a manual six speed gearbox and a mechanical locking differential. Topspeed will be around 200 mph.
The forged alloy wheels with five spokes each are fitted with 245/35 ZR 19 tires at front and 305/30 ZR 19 tires at rear axle. Brake discs with 380 millimeters diameter at front and 350 millimeters at rear help to control the powerful sports car together with ABS and ASR.