When most enthusiast think of RUF, they think of Porsche. Some mistakenly think of RUF as a “tuner” or supplier of aftermarket parts for their Porsche. In fact, RUF is a car manufacturer in their own right. While it’s true that all RUF vehicles are derived from Porsches, they use unmarked Porsche chassis (otherwise known as a “body in white”), RUF engineers and manufactures their own original sports cars. One of their best known cars, perhaps, is the iconic RUF CTR (otherwise known as “Yellow Bird”).
For years, variations of the video below have circulated on YouTube. All of those that we’ve seen have been poor copies of part of the original. Well, last week RUF started populating their new YouTube channel and their most recent contribution is the full, original version of the Yellow Bird lapping the Nürburgring. It is, as one commenter calls it, “the greatest car video on the internet”.