AutoTopNL grabs a Ruf SCR and takes it down a highway at high speed. While the model looks like a Porsche 911 from the 964 generation, this beast is radically different under the skin.
The SCR features a Ruf carbon fiber monocoque chassis and carbon fiber bodywork with an integrated steel roll cage. Power comes from a naturally aspirated 4.0-liter flat-six engine that develops 503 horsepower (375 kilowatts) and 347 pound-feet (470 Newton-meters) of torque. The only choice of gearbox is a six-speed manual. The car weighs 2,756 pounds (1,250 kilograms).
According to Ruf, the SCR reaches 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in 3.4 seconds and reaches 124 mph (200 km / h) in 11.9 seconds. The estimated maximum speed is 199 miles per hour (320 kilometers per hour).
The exterior of the SCR evokes the styling of the 911 Turbo 964-gen due to the wide fenders. A slightly different front fairing and duck tail spoiler add different elements, however. Carbon-ceramic brakes are also part of the package.
The cabin has the appearance of a classic 911 with large circular gauge pods but with some modern amenities. The tachometer includes a digital speedometer and a speed display. This one has caramel-colored leather covering parts of the seats, dashboard and door panels. For a retro aesthetic, we find a textile with a checkered pattern in the center of the seats.
This video highlights how amazing the naturally aspirated 4.0-liter flat-six sounds are, as the driver takes the SCR with the window partially open through several tunnels. There are also clips from the exterior of the car to show what others hear when it’s on the road.
Unfortunately, the highway has a lot of traffic in this video, which means the driver cannot push the SCR to maximum speed. It manages to take it to 157 mph (252 km / h).