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Old 28th November 2011, 00:47   #16
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One of the most noteworthy 911s of its time is, ironically, not exactly a 911!

Yes, once Ruf gets hold of a 911, it isn't really a '911' anymore.

Ruf is a tuning company that takes Porsches and spices them up a great deal. Ruf is to Porsche, what Brabus is to Mercedes. And arguably, the most iconic sports car that Ruf ever built is the CTR Yellowbird.

The CTR Yellowbird was based on the '87 911 Carrera 3.2 instead of the 930 911 which would have been the default choice for Ruf as the 930 is factory fitted with a turbocharger. But the reason as to why they chose the 911 Carrera 3.2 over the 930 is that the Carrera 3.2 was noticeably lighter and more aerodynamic that the 930 Turbo. Factory body panels including the doors, hood and engine cover were replaced with aluminum pieces, helping to knock an additional 200 kg (441 lb) off the vehicle's factory curb weight. Shaved rain gutters to reduce drag, fiberglass front and rear bumpers and a pair of intake ducts on the rear flares to allow airflow to the intercoolers topped the list of body modifications.

Several modifications were undertaken to the normally aspirated Carrera 3.2 motor. The cylinders were re-bored in order to increase the displacement from 3.2 to 3.4 liters. An uprated Bosch fuel injection system, an ignition setup from the Porsche 962 race-car and a specifically designed turbo-system featuring two large turbochargers and twin-intercoolers helped bringing the total power output to a staggering 469 hp (350 kW) and 408 lb·ft (553 N·m) of torque at 5950 RPM.

Ruf also designed their own 5-speed gearbox as they weren't able to modify the existing 5-speed 'box in the Carrera 3.2. The 930's 4-speed 'box also proved to be inadequate for the project. Plus, this gave Ruf the freedom to customize the gear-ratios. 17" Ruf Speedline Alloys wearing Dunlop's Denloc systems performance tyres ensured that grip is a factor that one shouldn't worry about while driving the 'Bird. The CTR was also fitted with 330mm Brembo rotors that help haul the car quite effectively!

The performance that the 'Bird delivered was astonishing to say the least and that's largely due to the low curb-weight (1150 kgs).

0-96 km/h was achieved in 4 seconds flat which may not sound amazing until you get a load of the next figure. 0-160 km/h in 7.3 seconds, which is frankly stunning! Generally, an accelerating car would usually take double the time (0-96 km/h time) to reach 160 km/h. But the 'Bird managed to get to the 160 km/h mark in less than 8 seconds! And the next figure is even more astonishing! 0-201 km/h in just 11.4 seconds!

This sudden surge of power and amazing mid-range punch is largely due to the two turbochargers and its low curb-weight. This car could out accelerate the fastest and quickest production cars of those days (The Ferrari F40 and the Lamborghini Countach).

The 'bird also beat the F40, the Testarossa and the Countach by hitting a mind numbing top speed of 340 km/h (212 mph) making it the fastest production car for sometime! For several years the CTR held the lap record at the Nurburgring-Nordschleife track, generally considered the most difficult and demanding circuit in the world and the standard test course for all high-end performance vehicles.

The company debuted the vehicle at the end of 1987 with pricing set at $223,000 per unit, although that number could vary depending on whether a given customer ordered their car directly from Ruf or brought in a unit purchased via dealer for conversion. Ruf made only 29 CTRs from chassis bought from Porsche; most of the CTRs produced were converted from existing customers' Carreras.
Here's something for your CTR Yellowbird fanaticism. That is some mentalist driving!!

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So this is Singer Vehicle Design's fourth 911. The car was debuted at The Notion Studio in downtown Los Angeles on November 16.

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Originally a 964 type 911 ('90-'94), SVD has altered the frame and incorporated new technologies in this new 911. It looks quite similar to the older Singer 911s, although it isn't based on the same generation of the 911 that was used for their earlier projects.

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The car seen here is painted in Singer Racing Silver and comes with Ruby Red interior. The red interior quite classy, IMO.

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Singer Vehicle Design offers new engines with each model, with a choice of three variants. Those are the 3.6 liter Touring producing 300 hp (224 kW / 304 PS), a 3.9 liter Sport with 360 hp (268 kW / 265 PS) and a 3.9 to 4.0 liter Cup unit with an output of more than 400 hp (298 kW / 406 PS).

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Prices for a Singer Porsche can range between $190,000 to over $300,000.

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Read more: 964 Porsche 911 remade by Singer Vehicle Design

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The Lamborghini Murcielago's swan-song was the SV. And this is Porsche's 997 911's final hurrah!

Presenting the GR3 RS 4.0. The fastest and most powerful naturally-aspirated 911 ever made!

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Yes, that 4 liter 6-pack lump behind the rear-axle churns out an unbelievable 500 horses, and with no supplements in the form of a turbo or supercharger. It's quite a feat and an engineering marvel to be able to make a flat-6 engine such levels of sheer power without the aid of forced-induction.

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What the engineers have done is, take a few regular engine components from the stock GT3 RS and replace them with stronger and lighter, race-spec components (forged pistons, titanium connecting-rods, lighter crankshaft) from the track-bred GT3 RSR. This fabulous engine's power peaks at a phenomenal 8250 RPM. SO rest assured, it's a screamer!

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Other modifications include a massive rear spoiler that ensures 426 pounds of down force. The most down force exerted by any spoiler for any street-legal car! Air-deflection vanes and a new paint-scheme - racing-stripes - help it differentiate it from the regular GT3 RS.

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The GT3 RS 4.0 is available ONLY with a six-speed manual transmission. So no semi-auto tranny nonsense. This is a straight-forward manual sports car. Pure and simple.

So what makes this a note-worthy 911? Well, not only is this the most powerful naturally-aspirated 911 in history, it will be limited to only 600 units. Not to mention, it is priced at $185,000, which is a bit of a bargain, when you compare it to the other track-spec exotic sports cars in the market.

Oh, and did I forget? The GT3 RS 4.0 managed to lap the Nurburgring in 7 minutes and 27 seconds ensuring that it goes straight into the record-books?



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My favorite from the no-nonsense RS range. Got a poster of it in my room
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If iconic Nine-Elevens are the order of the day, the Martini sponsored RSR Turbo is probably the most iconic track-day 911s and one of the most remembered and noted race-cars in motor-sport history! The Martini livery isn't the only thing that caught the attention of automobile enthusiasts and Porschephiles. It was that wonderful turbocharged engine that Porsche introduced in it's racing cars, for the first time on the circuit.

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The RSR Turbo is loosely based on the 934, which is a racing version of the original 930 Type 911 Turbo road-car.

The 3.0 turbocharged engine in the RSR Turbo was good enough for 500 odd horses, and could propel the car to speeds of 300 km/h and scurry to 100 km/h from a standstill, in a shade under 4 seconds. Most modern-day super-cars, today, would be proud of such figures. And the RSR is a '70s racer!

The RSR Turbo could be differentiated from the 934 race-car, by the predominant Martini livery, ultra-wide rear-fenders fabricated to accommodate the widest tyres that were fitted to any street-spec race-car. Not to mention the much larger racing spoiler that replaced the original tea-tray/whale-tail spoiler on most RSRs.

Some 934s sported Martini Livery too, but most of them wore Jägermeister livery.

The Turbo RSR, is what succeeded the early '70s 3.0 Carrera RSR, which was a naturally aspirated 911 race-car. An icon on it's own!

The 934 and the Turbo RSR were eventually succeeded by the famed 935 race-car. Again, based on the 930 Turbo road car. The 935 could be differentiated from it's predecessors by the characteristic flat-nose front-end, a design feature that eventually made it to a few 911 road cars, due to popular demand.

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i think the RWB 911s from Japan are dope!!! let the pics do the rest of the talking...

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Default re: The *DEFINITIVE* Porsche 911 Thread! EDIT: 50th Anniversary Edition Unveiled! Pg: 3

A brilliant fact about the GT3 RS 4.0.This is from a road test.

"At the end of this year Porsche will replace the 911 again. I understand that new car, confusingly code-named 991, will be as different to the 996/997 series as that series was to all the 911s which went before it. The various scoop photographs that inevitably surface at this stage in a car’s development show one that looks similar to the old series but I am assured it is entirely new. Which means this car is the very last of both the 997 and the original GT3 line.

Something else dies with this car too: the Hans Metzger-designed flat-six motor. For some years this engine has only been used in Porsche’s GT3 and GT2 cars, all other 911s, Boxsters and Caymans using an entirely unrelated, much cheaper to manufacture, direct-injection flat-six. The Metzger engine is ancient: it was first fitted to a road-going 911 – the 964 – back in 1989 but its competition roots are older even than that. Yet this is the engine that brought Porsche its most recent Le Mans win, in 1998. It has survived so long because it’s just about indestructible. If you’re lucky enough to own a 911 powered by one of these motors, you might think its red line is somewhere you should visit sparingly. If so you’ll be interested to know that one of the routine tests to which this engine was subjected during development for use in this ultimate GT3 was to be run flat out and non-stop for 3000km. That’s London to Moscow and halfway back at full throttle."
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Here is a collection of pictures from the Singer Vehicle Design Gallery. The new silver 964 project by SVD in its elements. What a stunning piece of kit it is. Hugely desirable. It's a work of art this, not a 911.

SVD seem to be getting better with each passing project. I personally love the 964 over the earlier projects. It looks subtle, yet classy. It isn't loud and in-your-face like the other two. The silver is one helluva stunning hue on this 911, and the red leather interior compliments it oh so well. Very retro!

Just look at the detailing. You can see that they've lined the engine bay with the same red leather! How bonkers are these guys? Oh, and that's a gorgeous engine there.

Look up, for more information on this car.

Oh, and I'd love to see SVD get their hands on a late Targa and work their magic on it. Targas no longer have that Porsche flair. The old rag-top Targas with the huge one-piece rear-windscreen was iconic. SVD would do good to bring back the Targa, and in all its glory.
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Suhaas, you're spoiling us, man! Those pictures are capable of doing substantial damage to a computer/laptop keyboard. The craftsmanship is exquisite!
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The other day, I was looking at the spy-photos of the new 991 type 911 Turbo. It occurred to me that 2013 will be 50 years of the famed 911.

50 years.

Only the Chevrolet Corvette is older than the 911, as a sports-car that's been honed and perfected over the years.

That's quite a feat to achieve.

Kudos to the great marque!

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BIG NEWS!

The new 991 type 911 is going to be around till 2025!

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Yes, the new 991 911 will do a 'double-stint' with two seven-year model cycles - In what we must presume to be one of the first examples of Austerity Age performance motoring, it's been revealed that the new 991-generation 911 will be around for two seven-year model cycles. So the car you're looking at now is, in essence and proportion, the same that will still be in active service come 2025.

A lot is set to happen over the next few years though. Several test mules of the Turbo, the GT3, etc have been spotted, and by 2016, the new 991 range should be complete.

The new 911 is already available in Carrera and Cabriolet forms. Expect the C4 and C4S (Coupe and Cabriolet) to be introduced later this year.

The Turbo is set to launch late 2013 early 2014 followed by the crazy RWD GT3 and GT2 variants.

Even bigger news is that Porsche is working on an ALL NEW Targa variant!

Expect the new Targa to revert to its original hooped-bar design theme, a la the air-cooled Targas of yore!

Apart from that, one can also expect a hybrid variant and a slew of limited edition this and special edition that.

Good times ahead for Porsche enthusiasts and prospective customers alike!

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Porsche has launched a new 911 variant, called the Club Coupe. Built to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the founding of the first Porsche Owners Club, only 13 are to be made, 12 for sale to Club Members (via lottery), and one for the Porsche Museum. The cost: $175,580, excl. taxes. Rare yes, but is it worth it??

Porsche announces super-exclusive 911 Club Coupe

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Porsche has launched a new 911 variant, called the Club Coupe. Built to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the founding of the first Porsche Owners Club, only 13 are to be made, 12 for sale to Club Members (via lottery), and one for the Porsche Museum. The cost: $175,580, excl. taxes. Rare yes, but is it worth it??
175k for a Carrera S with a few options and a fancy new paint job? It would make so much more sense to just wait for the rest of the 991 range to come out.
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175k for a Carrera S with a few options and a fancy new paint job? It would make so much more sense to just wait for the rest of the 991 range to come out.
It's actually a lot more than what meets the eye, Khanak.

Only a very limited (13) number of these cars will be made. And only the people from the official Porsche Clubs are allowed to take part in this bid.

It started with one club and has now swollen to several clubs across the globe.

The Clubs are apparently very prestigious and had been started right from the time the 911 had just begun production. This is, essentially the prelude to the 50 Years of the 911's existence, I presume.

But Yeah, I'd stick with your idea.

I'm really looking forward to the new 991 type 911 '4' range of coupes and convertibles. And The GT3 of course. *grins* And mostly, the new Targa range that's supposedly going to be designed on the same lines as that of the '70s and '80s Targas.
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