Ruf RGT-8 V8 Prototyp riding along with the 1987 CTR Yellowbird.

Test drive editor Christian Gebhardt from has sent us a video with the new Ruf RGT-8 V8 Prototyp taking a ride along with the iconic CTR Yellowbird from 1987. The former is based on the 997 GT3 chassis and its V8 engine is 40 kg (88 pounds) lighter in comparison to the regular flat six engine. The production version of this model will rev up to 9,000 rpm.

As a throwback to the 1972 Porsche 911, the Ruf RGT-8 V8 Prototyp features a separate oil filler flap. Another important modification over the standard model would have to be the antiroll bar integrated in the chassis which adds 9 kg (20 pounds) to the car’s total curb weight. When fitted with the GT3 RS gearbox, the vehicle is capable of hitting a top speed of 318 km/h (197 mph).

As far as the output of the engines is concerned, the old CTR Yellowbird biturbo pumps out 462 HP (344 kW) while the RGT-8 V8 Prototype develops 542 HP (404 kW).


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