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Ralph Lauren's RUF CTR3

Ralph Lauren, a man who has made a mighty fine living giving folks what their hearts want, has purchased a $700,000 supercar, proving that he too is controlled by the axiom of “the heart wants what the heart wants.”

The fashion designer’s newest ride, a RUF CTR3, will join Lauren’s stable of fine cars. A car collector of some renown, Lauren surely knows that his 777-horsepower CTR3 is based upon the Porsche Cayman and possesses part of the engine and front end of a Porsche 911. RUF says that the car is capable of reaching speeds that are faster than anyone can drive.

Since RUF launched its CTR3 in 2007, only 25 have been sold in the world, with a mere three of them finding a home in the U.S. In total, RUF sells about 33 cars a year.


About the author: Andrew Greene


Now playing the role of grumpy old man in the foothills of Northern California’s Gold Country, Andrew has had a life-long love affair with vehicles of all sorts, from the bicycle he pedaled across the continent in 1991 to the armored personnel carriers he drove in the Army to the bamboo rafts, elephants, motorcycle taxis, ferries and buses he traveled by during the 13 years he lived and worked in South East Asia. Always eager to learn more about how the people of the world get from here to there in their day-today lives, he, a professional journalist, has been covering the vehicle industry for years.


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