Tuesday, January 25, 2022
News You Can Own A Piece of Tuned Porsche Magic: 1997 RUF CTR2...

You Can Own A Piece of Tuned Porsche Magic: 1997 RUF CTR2 Sport

Built for Pikes Peak, this 1997 RUF CTR2 Sport is a 702-horsepower piece of Porsche/RUF lore


  • This car is the first and one of 16 wide-body CTR2 Sport.

  • The CTR2 Sport is based on the superb 993 Porsche 911 Turbo.

  • This well-used gem is expected to go for at least $700,000.


You must have heard of RUF. Any warm-blooded car enthusiast born in the last quarter of the 20th Century has seen the RUF CTR “Yellow Bird” lapping the Nürburgring Nordshleife video called Faczination with Stephan Rozer driving from 1987. Many say this was the first car video to ever go viral. In no uncertain terms, it transformed RUF into a legend. Every car RUF has ever built has been nothing short of brilliant and this especially applies to this 1997 RUF CTR2 Sport that you can now buy.

1997 RUF CTR2 Sport | Photo: RM Sotheby’s

This CTR2 started life out as an already potent 993 Porsche 911 Turbo which at the time was powered by a turbocharged 520-horsepower flat-6 cylinder engine. RUF upgraded the engine to raise its output to a 992 911 Turbo beating 702-horsepower. The new Turbo makes 640-horsepower and weighs over 3,600 lbs. The RUF CTR2 Sport tips the scale at 2,807 lbs, so it’s properly fast.

1997 RUF CTR2 Sport | Photo: RM Sotheby’s

It’s also street-legal but even so, has won the Virginia City Hill Climb setting a pair of records and has participated in the 1997 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, finishing 2nd in its category. These results were made possible not only because of the power but the body and aero made from composite materials, an Öhlins suspension, and more.

1997 RUF CTR2 Sport | Photo: RM Sotheby’s

The car is being auctioned off as you read these lines on RM Sotheby’s, and it rightfully won’t be cheap. If you’d like to know more about RUF, they recently released a video for their 80th anniversary. It’s worth the watch:

1997 RUF CTR2 Sport | Photo: RM Sotheby’s

1997 RUF CTR2 Sport | Photo: RM Sotheby’s

Trending Now

Stellantis CEO Tavares Says Electrification is Politically Motivated

According to Tavares, politicians chose electrification and not the auto industry. Stellantis announced some of its electrification plans last September. Both Stellantis’ CEO Carlos...

Ford 2022 Lineup: Models And Changes Overview

Ford Maverick, F-150 Lightning and E-Transit are all-new for 2022. Off-road-focused Timberline editions arrive for Explorer and refreshed Expedition, Bronco Raptor debuts. Last...

Mitsubishi 2022 Lineup: Models And Changes Overview

An all-new generation of the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV will soon debut. Redesigned Outlander and refreshed Eclipse Cross went on sale in 2021. No...

Dodge’s 24 Months of Muscle Campaign Shows Coyote Roadkill

The coyote represents Ford’s 5.0-litre V8. Dodge launched its “never lift” business plan in November. It calls for new performance-related news every three...

All-new 2023 Toyota Sequoia Premieres on January 25th

Toyota teased a new SUV earlier this week, but everyone figured out it was the new Sequoia. The exact reveal time is next...
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.