Ever since the first production car rolled of the production line, manufacturers have been fascinated with speed. Building the fastest production vehicle in the world quickly became a competition between brands with numerous attempts and countless failures.
Over the years, a great number of fast vehicles have been produced, some of which broke records and transformed the fascinating world of fast cars forever.
The Ruf CTR was introduced in 1987. Produced by the German carmaker, Ruf, the vehicle was based on the Porsche 911.
The vehicle was built with speed in mind, which is why it ended up becoming the world’s fastest vehicle in 1987, and remained that way until 1993 when the McLaren F1 was introduced and stole the title.
What powered the vehicle you might wonder? A 3.367-litre (205.5 cu in) twin-turbocharged flat-6 engine capable of reaching a top speed of 211 mph (340 km/h).
Although its top speed isn’t considered as extreme anymore, with vehicles such as the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 and Bugatti Veyron Super Sport beating the “fastest production car” record, the vehicle remains popular with enthusiasts.
Unfortunately, if you were hoping to get your hands on your very own CTR, you’re not going to like what we’re about to tell you. Only 29 were built from scratch with the remaining ones converted from customer vehicles, making the CTR extremely rare.
Would you considerer purchasing a car just for its speed? What are your thoughts on the Ruf CTR?