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when a 2.7RS/993GT2/964RS 3.8 isn't special enough .....

when a 2.7RS/993GT2/964RS 3.8 isn't special enough .....

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jackal

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11,152 posts

186 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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OlberJ

14,082 posts

137 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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oooh ya bastirt. My loins hurt.

cloud9 I'm no fan of turbo cars but that's something else. Simply brilliant.

ChrisW.

2,345 posts

159 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Are they really now worth this kind of money ??

In terms of speed, they are very driver dependent smile

DanH

12,287 posts

164 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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ChrisW. said:
Are they really now worth this kind of money ??
No.

Love them though. Proper character.

LaurasOtherHalf

10,212 posts

100 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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I'd say that's a fair price these days actually.

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tonto1

344 posts

106 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Does it get any better than that?? Would be at the top of my list.

Wozy68

4,099 posts

74 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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tonto1 said:
Does it get any better than that?? Would be at the top of my list.
Blimey after watching the clip at the Nurburgring, I'm glad I haven't the money for it. The damn thing was fighting for the armco on the straights let alone the corners. If that was down to the massive power, then they can keep it.
It looked like they'd sprayed the rears with oil before letting her out on track.
It just looked very hard work and not much fun after a while.

graemel

5,246 posts

121 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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Wozy68 said:
tonto1 said:
Does it get any better than that?? Would be at the top of my list.
Blimey after watching the clip at the Nurburgring, I'm glad I haven't the money for it. The damn thing was fighting for the armco on the straights let alone the corners. If that was down to the massive power, then they can keep it.
It looked like they'd sprayed the rears with oil before letting her out on track.
It just looked very hard work and not much fun after a while.
Stefan Roser the Ruf test driver had the back end deliberately set up loose for show boating. Massive slides at big mph with lots of tyre smoke. That said they would still be quite a handful with all that power in a narrow body. It's always been on my list of 911's to own. Awesome machine smile

jackal

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11,152 posts

186 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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spa in 2005 ... one of my fave 911's ive ever senn in the flesh

really nice owner, told me that the car was a big handful even without the max power switch engaged



(you can see my crashed R500 in the background weeping )

Old Trout

1,584 posts

79 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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I love the instantaneous switch from understeer to oversteer to understeer!! Now that is some trick.


There was a CTR at Elvington for Ten of the Best a few years ago - top speed runs were incredible - it was simply so fast!

David Hype

2,295 posts

156 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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jackal said:
Awsome machine! It still looks great today too.

Nice clean, simple, plain lines and even in that colour, it doesnt shout $257K at you... thumbup

freedman

4,287 posts

111 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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Seems rather expensive when this one went for about 70k 3 or so yesr aago, afyer sitting in a South London show room for months on end

http://www.911box.co.uk/Porsche%20911%20RUF%20CTR%...


AdamT

2,757 posts

156 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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Old Trout said:
I love the instantaneous switch from understeer to oversteer to understeer!! Now that is some trick.


There was a CTR at Elvington for Ten of the Best a few years ago - top speed runs were incredible - it was simply so fast!
Thanks very much. That was me smile

Yellowbirds are a lot of fun and a lot of fun to drive. They have a real lightness and balance, the engine is very smooth too. Obviously if you take the pi$$ it'll throw you off the road.

The only thing I would like on the car is abs.


AdamT

2,757 posts

156 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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Old Trout said:
I love the instantaneous switch from understeer to oversteer to understeer!! Now that is some trick.


There was a CTR at Elvington for Ten of the Best a few years ago - top speed runs were incredible - it was simply so fast!
Thanks very much. That was me smile

Yellowbirds are a lot of fun and a lot of fun to drive. They have a real lightness and balance, the engine is very smooth too. Obviously if you take the pi$$ it'll throw you off the road.

The only thing I would like on the car is abs.


RatBoy M3CSL

1,466 posts

100 months

Old Trout

1,584 posts

79 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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Hi Adam,

I seem to remember traction was limiting your 1/4 mile times!!! Your standing mile was very competitive.



It tried driving a CTR around the 'Ring in Grand Turismo - could never complete the lap - it was like driving on ice in slicks! wink

Al W

590 posts

131 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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CTR on track with GT3 etc here. It seems to hold its own...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLCtEiHVHPE

Mr Fix It

412 posts

172 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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Quick!!!

Mousem40

1,356 posts

121 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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Not just out-accelerating them but out breaking them too!

madala

4,990 posts

102 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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Sweet jasus.....even in the dry that car looked a handful to keep on the black stuff in the video on the e-bay for sale site.