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With the original Ruf SCR being unveiled back in 1978, this 2018 version - 40 years on, celebrates the 40th anniversary of the SCR nameplate. 

The original SCR came with a 3.2-litre flat-six producing 134kw. However, unlike the old days this new model isn’t technically based on a Porsche 911, despite looking like one. It features a completely custom chassis and panels, while only the engine and some components share similarities. 

Its power source is a bespoke 4.0-litre naturally aspirated flat-6 engine. Peak power is achieved at 8,250rpm, where 375kw arrives, while peak torque comes in at 4,760rpm, providing 470nm of thrust. This is channelled through a 6-speed manual gearbox sending power to the rear wheels. 

Ruf claims a top speed of 320kph. Thanks to a carbon fibre monocoque chassis and complete carbon fibre body that it shares with the CTR, the new SCR weighs just 1250kg, providing a very appealing power-to-weight ratio. The SCR features ceramic brakes, a limited-slip diff, pushrod dampers and a roll cage integrated into the structure. 

And as expected, production of the SCR will be very limited. RUF Automobile GmbH are yet to release pricing for the Ruf SCR, but expect it to be around ZAR 9.5 million (US$ 800K).

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