Ruf CTR yellowbird

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The twin-turbo Ruf CTR also known as the CTR Yellowbird, was a limited-production, high performance sports car produced by Ruf Automobile of Germany.
strictly limited to 150 prints worldwide
Introduced for the 1987 model year and based on the Porsche 911, the CTR featured an enlarged and highly tuned version of Porsche's 3.2 litre flat-six cylinder engine with twin-turbochargers, lightened body panels, an integrated roll cage, upgraded suspension and braking systems, a custom-designed transmission, and several unique trim pieces such as polyurethane bumpers.

211mph. It’s an impressive figure today, but two decades ago a road car achieving such a speed was barely believable. In fact, it wasn’t until March 1987 that a street-legal car was first claimed to exceed the 200mph milestone. That car was the Ferrari F40, and its top speed of 201mph made it the fastest road car in the world. It wasn’t a record it would hold for long. Just weeks later, America’s Road & Track magazine organised a little get-together at Volkswagen’s Ehra-Lessien test track in Germany. Amongst the nine cars in attendance were representatives from the supercar establishment, including a Ferrari Testarossa, a Lamborghini Countach 5000S and a Porsche 959, and a handful of highly tuned specials that included an AMG Hammer (a 375bhp Mercedes 300E), a Koenig/RS (a wide-bodied Porsche 911 with twin turbos and 520bhp) and a narrow-bodied, 469bhp 911, officially called a Ruf CTR, but nicknamed ‘Yellow Bird’ by the photographers on the test because of the way its bright paintwork stood out in the dull weather conditions.

The aim of the gathering was simple: to find out which car was the fastest. The driving would be handled by journalist and Le Mans-winning racing driver Paul Frère and former F1 champion Phil Hill. Only two cars passed 200mph: the Koenig, which achieved 201mph before a snapped fan belt put it out of the running, and the Ruf, which hit 339.8kph, or 211mph.

This Limited Edition print is of one of the first prototype cars that featured NACA air ducts on the rear arches. These ducts were removed on production cars and additional slots added to the rear bumper instead.

  • size +

    80 x 38 cm image size
    88 x 46cm outer dimensions including white border is added to the above size around the image to allow for a mount or your personal frame
  • printing +

    Printed media:
    3M silk polyester (160 g/m²)
    ensuring optimal long-term protection from dust, moisture and is crease and tear resistant

    Framing not included
  • shipping +

    You order will be printed on demand for optimum quality, include a certificate of authenticity and is hand-signed and numbered before delivery. Therefore additional time is required before delivery.

    Delivery time: 1-2 weeks

    FREE Worldwide shipping:
    All prints are wrapped in a moisture protection film and shipped rolled in tubes
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