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First things first: Contrary to what was widely reported yesterday (including here), the RUF CTR 3 is not derived from the Porsche Cayman. That makes it no less amazing, as the technical data pasted after the jump bears out. The CTR 3's bodywork is a RUF creation in aluminum and carbon fiber, and the earlier reports stating that the car is Cayman-based were probably a result of the automaker's use of the mid-engined Porsche coupe's taillamps. That's where it ends, however.

The 3,746cc twin-turbocharged flat six produces 700 horsepower and over 656 lb-ft of torque, which, according to RUF, enables the CTR3 to run from zero to 62 mph in 3.2 seconds and max out at 235 mph. Shifts come courtesy of a six-speed sequential manual gearbox. The tall shifter is capped with a metal knob and features prominently in the Ruf's leather-lined cabin. 15" 6-piston ceramic-composite brakes fore and aft handle the task of stopping this rocketship. The brakes are tucked behind a set five-spoke wheels sized 19" in front and 20" in back. As much a supercar as the Enzo, Carrera GT, and SLR McLaren, the CTR 3 is priced accordingly at €380,000 plus VAT. That's over $510,000 US dollars at the current exchange rate, and for the buyers who would consider adding one to their collections, it's probably worth every single penny.

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RUF CTR 3 Technical data

Body
Body build in steel, aluminium and kevlar-carbon. Rollover protection in A-pillar and in birdcage. The birdcage forms a torsion resistant unit with the front chassis by joining to the sill beam and the A pillar.

Front structure: steel, zinc dipped
Safety passenger compartment: steel, zinc dipped
Engine and transmission frame: space frame and birdcage
Front bonnet and doors: aluminium
Body shell: Kevlar-Carbon composite

Engine
Type: turbocharged boxer
Cylinders: 6
Displacement: 3,746 cc / 228.6 in3
Bore: 102 mm / 4.01 in
Stroke: 76.4 mm / 3.01 in
Output: 515 kW (700 hp) at 7,000 rpm
Max. torque: 890 Nm / 656.5 lb-ft
Compression ratio: 9.2 : 1
Engine control unit: Bosch Motronic with OBD-2
Turbo charger: two KKK turbo chargers
Intercooler: two air-air-intercoolers

Transmission
Power delivery: rear wheel drive
Transmission: sequential 6-speed-manual transmission, transversal, angle drive, shift indicator in the instrument panel
Limited slip differential: multi-disc locking differential
Locking value load / deceleration: 40 % / 60 %

Chassis
Front axle: McPherson struts, anti-roll bar
Rear axle: multilink rear axle, anti-roll bar, horizontal coil over shock absorbers
Steering: Power assisted rack and pinion

Brakes
Brake calipers front/rear: 6 piston fixed light alloy calipers
Brake discs front/rear: ventilated and cross drilled ceramic composite discs
Brake disc diameter front/rear: 380 mm / 15 in / 380 mm / 15 in
Anti-lock braking system: Bosch ABS 8.0

Wheels and tyres
Wheels front/rear: 8.5" x 19 / 12.5" x 20
Tyres front/ rear: 255/35 ZR 19 / 335/30 ZR 20

Size and weights
Length: 4,445 mm / 175.0 in
Width: 1,944 mm / 76.5 in
Height : 1,200 mm / 47.2 in
Wheelbase: 2,625 mm / 103.3 in
Front track: 1,506 mm / 59.3 in
Rear track: 1,585 mm / 62.4 in

Empty weight with 6 speed manual transmission
According to DIN: 1,400 kg / 3,086.4 lbs
According to EG-standards: 1,475 kg / 3,251.8 lbs

Performance
Top speed: 375 kph / 235 mph
0-100 kph / 0 – 62 mph: 3.2 sec

Price
Euro 380,000.00 (plus VAT)