Ex-Steve Beddor; Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Open Class 2nd Place Finisher,1997 Ruf Porsche  CTR2 Sport Prototype  Chassis no. W09BC0364VPR06011
Lot 306
1997 Ruf Porsche CTR2 Sport Prototype
Chassis no. W09BC0364VPR06011
€ 1,300,000 - 1,600,000
US$ 1,500,000 - 1,800,000

Lot Details
Ex-Steve Beddor; Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Open Class 2nd Place Finisher,1997 Ruf Porsche  CTR2 Sport Prototype  Chassis no. W09BC0364VPR06011 Ex-Steve Beddor; Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Open Class 2nd Place Finisher,1997 Ruf Porsche  CTR2 Sport Prototype  Chassis no. W09BC0364VPR06011 Ex-Steve Beddor; Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Open Class 2nd Place Finisher,1997 Ruf Porsche  CTR2 Sport Prototype  Chassis no. W09BC0364VPR06011 Ex-Steve Beddor; Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Open Class 2nd Place Finisher,1997 Ruf Porsche  CTR2 Sport Prototype  Chassis no. W09BC0364VPR06011 Ex-Steve Beddor; Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Open Class 2nd Place Finisher,1997 Ruf Porsche  CTR2 Sport Prototype  Chassis no. W09BC0364VPR06011 Ex-Steve Beddor; Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Open Class 2nd Place Finisher,1997 Ruf Porsche  CTR2 Sport Prototype  Chassis no. 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W09BC0364VPR06011 Ex-Steve Beddor; Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Open Class 2nd Place Finisher,1997 Ruf Porsche  CTR2 Sport Prototype  Chassis no. W09BC0364VPR06011 Ex-Steve Beddor; Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Open Class 2nd Place Finisher,1997 Ruf Porsche  CTR2 Sport Prototype  Chassis no. W09BC0364VPR06011 Ex-Steve Beddor; Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Open Class 2nd Place Finisher,1997 Ruf Porsche  CTR2 Sport Prototype  Chassis no. W09BC0364VPR06011 Ex-Steve Beddor; Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Open Class 2nd Place Finisher,1997 Ruf Porsche  CTR2 Sport Prototype  Chassis no. W09BC0364VPR06011
Ex-Steve Beddor; Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Open Class 2nd Place Finisher
1997 Ruf Porsche CTR2 Sport Prototype
Chassis no. W09BC0364VPR06011
•The first Ruf CTR2 Sport prototype built and the 11th CTR2
•The most powerful CTR2 engine (702bhp)
•Exceptional competition record
•Extremely well documented
•Bought from Steve Beddor by the current owner through Ruf
•Registered in Germany and road legal there and in the USA

Footnotes

  • Runner-up at the famous Pikes Peak International Hill Climb's Open Class in 1997, the stunning Ruf Porsche CTR2 offered here is the 11th of this most exclusive series of supercars and the first Sport model built. From tuner and modifier of Porsches, Alois Ruf graduated into automobile manufacturer, being awarded that status in 1981 by the German Automobile Manufacturers Association. The first group of Ruf-designated cars - numbered BTR1, BTR2, and BTR3 - was constructed in the 1980s. Ruf's favoured Porsche 911 was the basis for the trio. The BTR's engine was based on the 3.3-litre Turbo's but displaced 3.4 litres and was fed via a Ruf inter-cooler by an oversize KKK turbocharger. The resulting 369 horsepower was transmitted to the road via a Ruf five-speed gearbox, while the suspension and brakes were of Ruf design also. Finished cars could be purchased either directly from the Ruf factory, or customers could have their own cars converted.

    Ruf's concept of a super-tuned and upgraded Porsche 911 progressed via the CTR and CTR2, the latter based on the Type 993 model introduced for 1995. Testing one of the first CTRs, Road & Track magazine nicknamed it 'Yellowbird' on account of its striking bright yellow livery, and the name stuck. With a top speed of around 213mph (343km/h), the original CTR held the title of world's fastest production vehicle for many years.

    The successor CTR2 was based on the Type 993 Porsche 911 Turbo, its 3.6-litre engine tuned by Ruf to produce 520bhp and 505ft/lb of torque, while later versions came with 580 horsepower on tap. Other enhancements included Ruf's own suspension system, bigger brakes, Kevlar body panels, lightweight glass, integral roll cage, redesigned rear wing, and Recaro racing seats with Simpson five-point safety belts. With a recorded top speed of 217mph, the CTR2 was, just like its predecessor, the world's fastest production vehicle at the time of its introduction. Two-wheel and four-wheel drive versions were available.

    The car offered here is one of two special wide-body CTR2 Sport prototypes entered in the 1997 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. The two cars were built by Ruf to conform to both FIA and Pikes Peak regulations, and despite being tuned to produce 702bhp - the most powerful CTR2 engine ever built - were road registered and street legal, unlike most of the opposition. The Sport's Ruf-tuned engine has a very linear torque curve peaking at a relatively low 5,000rpm, just what was needed for a hill climb that placed a premium on acceleration out of slow bends. Also of note is the multi-function rear spoiler, which not only increases downforce but also directs airflow to the twin side-mounted air-to-air inter-coolers. This main rear wing is much higher than the standard model and augments the adjustable bi-wing for enhanced downforce and aerodynamic balance. Other noteworthy features include a Ruf six-speed manual transmission (this car is two-wheel drive), lightweight carbon fibre doors, and a 100-litre fuel cell.

    In a demonstration of the Ruf CTR2 Sport's exceptional flexibility, the two prototypes were driven to and from the Pikes Peak course by brothers Steve and David Beddor. Underlining the Sport's supreme versatility, Steve Beddor finished 2nd in the event's Open Class while his brother David (in the second Ruf) finished a close 4th in class. Steve Beddor's Ruf CTR2 Sport prototype would go on to win the Virginia City Hill Climb three times (1999-2001) while racking up numerous other 1st place finishes in circuit races and other events, making it arguably one of the most important 'non-Zuffenhausen' Porsche competition cars of the 1990s. The statistics below say it all.

    1st place finishes: 22 (41%)
    2nd place finishes: 13 (24%)
    3rd place finishes: 6 (11%)
    Total Podiums: 41 (76%)

    The current owner bought this CTR2 Sport prototype from its owner Steve Beddor (via Ruf). Since then the engine has been completely overhauled by Ruf (9,000km ago) and fitted with a water injection system (to counteract detonation) as fitted to the Porsche GT2 RS competition cars. In addition, the shock absorbers have been overhauled by their maker, Öhlins, at the Nürburgring. To make the car legal for road use in Germany, the exhaust system incorporates an extra silencer and the engine now produces a maximum of around 600PS (591.5bhp) on pump fuel (in race trim a special competition-grade fuel was used).

    The impressively comprehensive history file contains Steve Beddor's Club Racing Vehicle Logbook listing all events entered and all race results. Additional documentation includes the following:

    Ruf paperwork for this actual car including the Sport engine power curve
    Detailed records of Ruf maintenance 2001-2007
    Ruf CTR2 Sport specifications
    Original photographs of this car being built (plus diagrams)
    Archive photos of the car in action
    Press cuttings featuring the car
    Numerous test reports
    Track checklist

    Representing a wonderful opportunity for the Porsche enthusiast, this unique car retains its original State of Minnesota license plate and also comes with a German Fahrzeugbrief making it road registered in Germany. It should be noted that the German registration document quotes a maximum output of 382kW (519PS or 512.2bhp).

    Ex-Steve Beddor, 2e au 1997 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb en Open Class
    Ruf Porsche CTR2 Sport prototype 1997
    Châssis n° W09BC0364VPR06011

    •Premier prototype Ruf CTR2 Sport construit et 11e CTR2
    •Le plus puissant moteur CTR2 (702 ch)
    •Exceptionnel palmarès en compétition
    •Extrêmement bien documentée
    •Achetée à Steve Beddor par l'actuel propriétaire par le biais de Ruf
    •Immatriculée en Allemagne, homologuée route en Europe et aux États-Unis

    Concurrente du fameux Pikes Peak International Hill Climb en Open Class en 1997, cette étonnante Ruf Porsche CTR2 vendue ici est la 11e de cette très exclusive série de supercars et le premier modèle Sport construit. De préparateur et transformateur de Porsche, Alois Ruf se muta en constructeur automobile, étant gratifié de ce statut en 1981 par l'association des constructeurs automobile allemands. Le premier groupe de voitures conçu par Ruf – numérotés BTR1, BTR2 et BTR3 – fut construit dans les années 1980. La Porsche 911, la favorite de Ruf, servait de base au trio. Le moteur des BTR était construit à partir du 3,3 litres de la Turbo, mais avec une cylindrée de 3,4 litres et était alimenté par un turbo KKK surdimensionné via un échangeur Ruf. Les 369 ch obtenus étaient transmis à la route par une boîte à cinq rapports Ruf, la suspension et les freins étant également conçus par Ruf. Les voitures finies pouvaient être achetées directement chez Ruf ou bien les clients pouvaient faire transformer leur propre voiture.

    Le concept de Porsche 911 préparée par Ruf progressa en CTR et CTR2, cette dernière prenant pour base la 911 type 993, présentée en 1995. Le magazine Road & Track, lors de l'essai d'une des premières CTR la surnomma Yellowbird en raison de sa flamboyante couleur jaune vif et le surnom lui resta. Avec une vitesse de pointe annoncée de 343 km/h, la CTR originale garda le titre de voiture de série la plus rapide du monde pendant de nombreuses années.

    Celle qui succéda à la CTR2 était basée sur la Porsche 911 Turbo type 993, son 3,6 litres préparé par Ruf développant 520 ch et 684,7 Nm de couple, et les dernières versions 580 ch. Les autres transformations comprenaient le propre système de suspension Ruf, des freins plus grands, des panneaux de carrosserie en Kevlar, des vitres ultra légères, une cage intégrale anti-retournement, des ailes arrière redessinées et des sièges Recaro compétition avec ceinture cinq points Simpson. Avec une vitesse de pointe de 349 km/h, la CTR2 était, comme sa devancière, la voiture de série la plus rapide du monde à l'époque de sa présentation. Elle était proposée en version deux ou quatre roues motrices.

    La voiture proposée ici est l'une des deux CTR2 Sport prototypes spéciales à carrosserie large, engagées au Pikes Peak International Hill Climb en 1997. Les deux voitures avaient été construites par Ruf en conformité avec la FIA et le règlement du Pikes Peak, et bien qu'elle ait été préparée pour offrir 702 ch – le plus puissant moteur CTR2 jamais construit – elles étaient homologuées pour la route et immatriculées, contrairement à la plupart de leurs concurrentes. Le moteur Sport préparé par Ruf offre un couple très linéaire culminant à un régime particulièrement bas de 5 000 tr/min, juste ce qu'il fallait pour cette course de côte qui favorisait l'accélération dans les courbes lentes. On notera aussi l'aileron arrière multifonction qui, non seulement accroit l'appui, mais sert aussi à diriger le flux d'air aux deux échangeurs air-air latéraux. Cet aileron principal est bien plus haut que sur le modèle de série et bien plus grand que le double aileron ajustable, afin d'améliorer l'équilibre aérodynamique. Les autres caractéristiques sont la transmission manuelle six vitesses Ruf (cette voiture est une deux roues motrices), les portes allégées en fibre de carbone et le réservoir de carburant de 100 litres.

    Pour démontrer l'exceptionnelle flexibilité de la CTR2 Sport de Ruf, les deux prototypes furent pilotés aller-retour sur le trajet du Pikes Peak par les frères Steve et David Beddor. Soulignant l'extrême versatilité de la Sport, Steve Beddor termina 2nd en Open Class de la compétition, tandis que son frère David (sur la seconde Ruf) finissait tout près, 4e de la classe. Le prototype Ruf CTR2 Sport de Steve Beddor allait encore gagner la Virginia City Hill Climb trois fois (1999-2001) raflant aussi de nombreuses autres premières places sur circuit et autres événements, en faisant sans consteste une des plus importantes Porsche de compétition des années 1990 en dehors des « Zuffenhausen ». Les chiffres ci-dessous en disent plus long.

    1es places : 22 (41%)
    2es places : 13 (24%)
    3es places : 6 (11%)
    Total podiums : 41 (76%)

    Le propriétaire actuel a acheté ce prototype CTR2 Sport à son propriétaire Steve Beddor (via Ruf). Depuis, le moteur a été entièrement révisé par Ruf (il y a 9 000 km) et doté d'un système d'injection d'eau (pour contrecarrer la détonation), comme sur les Porsche GT2 RS de compétition. De plus, les amortisseurs ont été révisés par leur constructeur, Öhlins, au Nürburgring. Pour rendre la voiture homologuable pour la route en Allemagne, le système d'échappement comporte un silencieux et le moteur délivre désormais une puissance maximale d'environ 591,5 ch avec du carburant du commerce (en configuration course elle utilisait du carburant compétition).

    L'impressionnant dossier historique complet contient le journal de bord de Steve Beddor du Club Racing Vehicle listant tous les événements où elle a été engagée et tous ses résultats. La documentation supplémentaire comprend :

    Les documents Ruf sur cette voiture, y compris les courbes du moteur Sport
    Un compte-rendu détaillé de l'entretien par Ruf 2001-2007
    Les caractéristiques du moteur CTR2 Sport Ruf
    De photographies originales de la construction (avec schémas)
    Des photos d'archive de la voiture en action
    Des coupures de presse sur la voiture
    De nombreux rapports d'essais
    La liste des circuits

    Représentant une magnifique opportunité pour le passionné de Porsche, cette voiture unique garde la plaque de son état d'origine du Minnesota et est également accompagnée de son Fahrzeugbrief qui la rend apte à la conduite sur route en Allemagne. On notera que les papiers d'immatriculation allemands donnent une puissance maximale de 512,2 ch.
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