RE: Ruf SCR: Geneva 2018

Tuesday 6th March

Ruf SCR: Geneva 2018

Ruf arrives at Geneva with another 'car of the show' contender, this time the 500hp SCR



Ruf would always have a difficult task matching the hype of last year's Geneva show, given 2017 marked 30 years of the Yellowbird - you'll remember it celebrated that with a new carbon-monocoqued CTR, and what a car that was.

2018 sees the return of the Ruf SCR, a model first seen 40 years ago as a faster, more aggressive Carrera. A 21st century SCR prototype was shown at Geneva in 2016 and, following the response to that, Ruf has now created a production version.

It uses the same carbon monocoque and carbon body as the CTR, but now power is from a 4.0-litre naturally aspirated flat-six. Oh yep. Peak power of 510hp is made at 8,270rpm, peak torque of 347lb ft is made at 5,760rpm and Ruf is claiming a top speed of 199mph. With a six-speed manual and a kerbweight of just 1,325kg (a GT3 is 1,488kg by the same measure), it's easy to see why excitement is running so high.


Ruf describes the SCR as "our characterful answer to the desire for a pure, undiluted driving pleasure in a world without compromises." So in addition to what sounds like an incredible powertrain, the SCR features ceramic brakes, a limited-slip diff, pushrod dampers and a roll cage integrated into the structure. And all in a package that looks like the old 911s people get frothy about - where do we sign?

This is not a production car simply in the motor show sense either: the SCR has been fully homologated (it's in efficiency class G, with CO2 of 324g/km and a combined mpg of 20.8) and is ready to go on sale. There's no suggestion that production of the SCR will be limited (like the Yellowbird was), but there isn't a price just yet. Still, given what the 911 R is still for sale at, the Ruf can't look bad value at any price - can it?

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Gameface

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5,917 posts

13 months

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Not much to dislike there!

Fantastic.

Tuvra

7,718 posts

161 months

Tuesday 6th March
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Gameface said:
Not much to dislike there!

Fantastic.
I don't like the lights, I'd rather the headlights without the rings (DRL's can go in the bumper where the sidelights appear to be) and I'd also prefer small LED's for the rear lights rather than one continuous "glow".

But you are right, there's not a lot to dislike smile

Oz83

352 posts

75 months

Tuesday 6th March
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So much want, it hurts.

numtumfutunch

2,851 posts

74 months

Tuesday 6th March
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Just bought a lottery ticket, no joke

a6khu

99 posts

163 months

Tuesday 6th March
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time to rob a bank.
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fblm

15,349 posts

199 months

Tuesday 6th March
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Love it but how does a "carbon monocoque and carbon body'' weigh so much?

soad

29,225 posts

112 months

Tuesday 6th March
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Simply awesome, almost perfect. cloud9

Davey S2

11,982 posts

190 months

Tuesday 6th March
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Massive want.

apgreco

38 posts

88 months

Tuesday 6th March
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If you can spec one with rear seats, then that's pretty much my perfect car.

Shabs

1,834 posts

142 months

Tuesday 6th March
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I find so many of the new cars now days boring in the extreme - 1,000 bhp+++ monsters with lots of electronic magic and whatever that basically drive themselves. This however, is bloody perfect. I would love a gauge on price so I can determine how much to sell my kids for

Resolutionary

899 posts

107 months

Tuesday 6th March
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How do Ruf continually manage to give me a semi-on?

Jual Mass Flywheel

2,667 posts

91 months

Tuesday 6th March
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Thos holds nothing to a Singer for me. Sorry.

99dndd

1,103 posts

25 months

Tuesday 6th March
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That's beautiful.

AmosMoses

3,049 posts

101 months

Tuesday 6th March
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Its perfect, the chassis is just something else...


Turbobanana

1,185 posts

137 months

Tuesday 6th March
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Tuvra said:
Gameface said:
Not much to dislike there!

Fantastic.
I don't like the lights, I'd rather the headlights without the rings (DRL's can go in the bumper where the sidelights appear to be) and I'd also prefer small LED's for the rear lights rather than one continuous "glow".

But you are right, there's not a lot to dislike smile
Agree on the lights, and I'd certainly want it in a different colour.

unpc

2,048 posts

149 months

Tuesday 6th March
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AmosMoses said:
Its perfect, the chassis is just something else...

Crude you mean other than the bell crank suspension? Doesn't exactly look cutting edge IMO.

Roy m

51 posts

149 months

Tuesday 6th March
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Absolutely stunning - even like the colour!

chazwozza

334 posts

122 months

Tuesday 6th March
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Simple and classy. I need to change my pants

ZX10R NIN

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61 months

Tuesday 6th March
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I'll take it in Charcoal grey. smile

TomScrut

2,156 posts

24 months

Tuesday 6th March
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I think these are ace. Definitely one for if the numbers come up!

And most people will think you have just tatted up an old Porsche!