RUF CTR TWIN TURBO YELLOWBIRD 1 OF 6 For Sale (1989)
LEGENDARY 1989 PORSCHE RUF CTR YELLOWBIRD
215 MPH! 1 OF 1!
EUROPEAN/ ASIAN BUYERS WELCOME!
It would be safe to bet that saying the word "YellowBird" amongst a group of Porsche enthusiasts will envoke instant grins followed by enthusiastic discussions regarding one the most impressive Porsches in the past quarter century. Yes, we all remember the video that went "VIRAL" before most of us had heard the word "Internet". I am referring to the video of the prototype CTR Yellowbird racing around the Nurburgring at full tilt.
The ONE OWNER car you see here is 1 of only 6 Aluminum LIGHTWEIGHT Street/Track RUF CTR YellowBirds created! 22 additional all steel versions were originally built. We believe it to be the only remaining lightweight CTR that still wears its original paint! Tipping the scales at just 2,520 lbs., you are looking at the LIGHTEST CTR on the planet! This is the ONLY RUF CTR YellowBird created for importation into the United States. It was the recent cover feature of "9" Magazine. The car is exquisite in every way and in top mechanical condition. It has been maintained by the professional team of Porsche experts at the 901 shop. This special CTR must be seen in person in order to appreciate how special a Ruf CTR is, even by today's standards. This car is truly one of a kind and is being offered for sale to the discerning Porsche Collector for the very first time!
•Built on a new 1989 911 Carrera chassis #9559 with original 28 gal. Ruf-made fuel tank. Fuel cell installed. VIN# 9111111097
•Adjustable suspension front and rear.
•Ruf used thin black RS carpeting on the ceiling for weight saving. Floor has black carpet.
•All CTR's come with German Matter FIA approved roll cages.
•Black leather Dash Board. Adjustable Boost Gauge and Brake Bias Adjuster-both within reach of driver.
•Black Recaro Kevlar 4 lb Racing Seats with Sabelt 6-point Harnesses. RSR Style Window Openers/Closures.
•Aerodynamic headlight lens covers. Ruf CTR's came without rain gutters to reduce aerodynamic drag.
•Special front RSR Style 'X' bracing integrated with car. Special CTR Lightweight Ruf brake ducted Front Spoiler and custom one of a kind rear brake ducts.
ENGINE: 3.4 Liter, twin turbocharged 525 h.p. Street/Racing engine rated @ 1.2 Bar.
•This Street/Track version has 525+ h.p. rated at 1.2 bar with more torque throughout entire power band.
•Torque is 475 ft. Ibs. @ 5000 rpm. Original Ruf engine Dyno Test results available. Redline 7400rpm.
•Heads Flow Tested/Matched plus have Racing Valve Springs and Retainers, etc.
•Leak down test (1/20/12) with engine warmed up revealed 2.67% average.
•The CTR has 12 fuel injectors with adjustable brain box configuration for setting rpm cut in for extra 6 injectors.
•This CTR has just 4.70 Ibs/hp. 1998 Ruf CTR2s have 5.90 Ibs/hp. Stock CTR series were rated at 469 h.p. @ 6100rpm with 1.1 Bar of boost and 425 ft. Ibs. of torque @ 5900 rpm. New 2012 Turbos have 7.00 Ibs./hp.
TRANSMISSION: RUF 6-Speed transmission. 8:32 Ring & Pinion (original 9:31 R/P included)
•Each Gear Set has its own dedicated sprayer through an internally custom built Oiling Rail System. Ring and Pinion has its own large mouth dedicated sprayer. Drops transmission temp 50 degrees. Transmission Pump and Transmission Oil Cooler mounted in Whaletail.
•This is the only CTR with this unique oil cooling spray rail arrangement and 8:32 R/P. Steel synchros.
•Ruf 8x17" Front and Ruf 10x17" Rear.
•Treaded tires are 215/45ZR17-Front and 255/40ZR17-Rear.
•Slick tires are either 220 or 245/620R 17 (F) and 265/630R 17 (R).
•13" Rotors on all 4 corners
•Cross Drilled, Vented Brakes with 956 13" Rotors and special Ruf S4 Calipers on all 4 corners.
•This Brake System combined with the light weight of the car makes for unbelievable stopping power.
•0-60 3.4 seconds w/ 9:31 R/P, maximum speed experienced 215 mph.
•Highest sustained speed attained with this CTR on a German Autobahn was 215 mph @ 6400 rpm.
•A 13 mile lap at Old Nurburgring-amateur driver clocked at about 7 min. 30 sec.
•This CTR makes a Porsche 959 seem reasonably docile.
•You might recall the Ruf CTR beat 959's, 959 Sports and F-40's in 1987 and beyond with relative ease.
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