A few weeks ago in Monterey, our guys at Road & Track got a chance to drive the new RUF SCR. It was fascinating, and a full review is yet to come, but before that, you really should listen to this car. It features AutoTopNL videos The SCR in one of its natural habitats, a fine German Autobahn with no speed restrictions, where its naturally aspirated six-cylinder engine can repeatedly run to the red line,
beyond 8,000 rpm
As a quick review, the new SCR looks like a classic Porsche 911, but it’s actually based on the RUF’s custom carbon fiber chassis, the same one that underpins the CTR anniversary. The SCR 997 is powered by RUF’s version of the former ‘major’ flat-six used in the GT3 model, which has been increased to a 4.0-litre, producing 510bhp at 8,270rpm and 469Nm of torque at 5,760rpm. The red zone hits 8,750rpm, and the sound is just as addictive as you get closer., The only transmission available is a six-speed manual developed by ZF specifically for the RUF.
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Better power-to-weight ratio than the modern GT3
Being made from carbon fiber, with steel used for the front and rear subframes and an integrated roll cage, The SCR is very light, with a curb weight of just 1,250kg. This gives it a better power-to-weight ratio than the current 911 GT3, so its speed isn’t surprising., There’s a lot of traffic in the video to reach the car’s top speed of 321 km/h, but it easily exceeds 250 km/h.
Although they did not reach such figures, our colleagues believe that the SCR is one of the best cars they have ever driven. You If you want to imagine what it’s like to be behind the wheel, we can’t think of a better way than watching this video, with good headphones and high volume if possible.,