RUF CTR "Yellow Bird" '87
RUF CTR Yellow Bird '87
Appears in Gran Turismo 2
Gran Turismo 4
Gran Turismo PSP
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
Type in GT5 Standard
Interior in GT6 Simple
Manufacturer RUF
Displacement 3367 cc
Drivetrain RR
Aspiration Turbo
Engine RUF-tuned Porsche M64/50
Max Power 463 BHP
Performance Points 526 PP
Max Torque 412.3 lb-ft
0-60 Mph 3.7 seconds
Standing Quarter Mile 11.7 seconds
Top Speed 213 miles per hour (343 km/h)
Length 4290 mm
Width 1775 mm
Height 1311 mm
Weight 1,150 kilograms (2,500 lb)
Power/Weight Ratio 2.45 kg (5.4 lb) per horsepower

The RUF CTR "Yellow Bird" '87 is a road car produced by RUF. It appears in every main Gran Turismo game to date since Gran Turismo 2, with the exception of Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec and Gran Turismo Sport.


In GT2, the same twelve colors used on every RUF vehicle are available. They are unnamed in-game:

  • Ivory White
  • Bright Silver
  • Steel Grey
  • Dark Grey
  • Red
  • Yellow
  • Green
  • Jet Black
  • Maize Yellow
  • Iris Blue
  • Azure Blue
  • Navy Blue

From GT4 and onwards, only one is available:

  • Yellow

In-game descriptionEdit

"The "Yellow Bird" set a world speed record and made RUF famous."

Possibly the most famous creation from the team at Ruf Automobiles was this bright-colored Porsche 930-based machine, nicknamed the Yellowbird. Twin turbochargers and intercoolers ere attached to the 3366-cc overhead-cam flat-6, along with a Bosch Motronic fuel injection system specially created by Porsche. This resulted in an output of 463 HP at 5950 rpm and peak torque of 407.9 ft-lb at 5100 rpm. And thanks to the new aluminum body panels for the doors, fenders, and trunks, this Ruf weighed in at only 1150 kg, accounting for a staggering power-to-weight ratio of only 0.40 HP/kg.

In 1987, Ruf machine blew away the competition in a magazine-hosted top-speed competition, as the Yellowbird trounced its much-heralded competitors from the likes of AMG, Ferrari, and Lamborghini, topping out at a blistering 211 mph.

But this particular Ruf CTR could handle the curves as well as it could launch itself at a high speed in a straight line. Although the suspension geometry remained unchanged from that of the stock Porsche, many bits were composed from higher-grade materials. Other improvements included new Bilstein shocks, better brakes, and ventilated discs all around. New 170inch tires/wheels, 215/45VR-17s up front with 255/40VR-17s at the rear, rounded out what was then (and perhaps even now) the greatest Ruf ever built.



This car can be bought at the RUF dealership in North City for 370,000 Credits.


The RUF CTR "Yellow Bird" '87 can only be obtained as a prize car by winning all races in Boxer Spirit.


This car can be purchased for 236,630 Credits.


As a Standard car, the RUF CTR "Yellow Bird" '87 can be purchased from the Used Car Dealership from around 166,604 Credits. It is a Level 11 car.


This car can be purchased for 236,630 Credits. It is a simplified car.



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