The first Ruf SCR was introduced in 1978 and created a sensation. Then, 40 years later in 2018, Ruf did it all over again, with a new SCR first shown at the Geneva motor showr. It might look like a modified 964-era Porsche 911 but it’s much, much more than that.
In fact, the SCR isn’t a Porsche at all because Ruf is a manufacturer in its own right. The new SCR is based around a carbon fibre monocoque and integral rollcage, clothed in a more aerodynamic carbon fibre take on the 964 body style, but with a slightly lengthened wheelbase for improved stability without increasing the overall length of the car.
The engine is a water-cooled, normally-aspirated flat-six that produces 510bhp and 470Nm of torque, and the transmission is only available as a six-speed manual, with limited-slip differential. Weighing just 1250kg, this propels the Ruf SCR to 199mph. It looks like a classic Porsche but it has all the attributes of one of the greatest ever analogue supercars.