Three Generations of RUF CTR Cars - Jay Leno’s Garage

  • Published on Sep 30, 2019
  • Bruce Meyer introduces Jay to Alois and Estonia Ruf and they dissect the similarities and differences between three generations of RUF CTR cars. Jay chooses the CTR Yellowbird to go for a drive with Alois Ruf!
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Comments • 1 540

  • Joseph Elias
    Joseph Elias 13 hours ago

    Really eye opening. Such a culture shock to "meet" such affluent people.

  • Ashley G
    Ashley G 3 days ago

    Love the video. Porsche and Ruf fanatic here

  • sgbobsg
    sgbobsg 4 days ago

    A friend of mine got a brand new Porche for graduation and we decided to go to San Francisco from Portland in it. I think we averaged 90 mph most of the way including corners. I was a nervous wreck by the time we got there.

  • Erin Freize
    Erin Freize 4 days ago

    I'm sure she was quite a looker in '89, but the great thing about German cars is, they keep their looks with much less maintenance. Then again, I'm sure she's still plenty of fun on a spirited ride...

  • Ivan Manko
    Ivan Manko 6 days ago

    (Still waiting for the SM video Mr. Leno)

  • Gonietube NYC
    Gonietube NYC 13 days ago

    AMG did the same thing but the Ruff story is better Bc there family and it’s still owned by them

  • Dougie Quick
    Dougie Quick 15 days ago

    I love Jay religiously almost asks about air conditioning matter how awesome a car is it just us NOT fun to drive if you are miserable hot....worth the weight and the horsepower to have effective A/C!!!

  • Seaf Halabi
    Seaf Halabi 17 days ago +1

    1:50 koenigsegg wasn’t founded until 1994

  • Calvin Cooley
    Calvin Cooley 18 days ago

    The vintage you tube video of the Yellowbird at the Nurburgring at 9/10ths wil blow you away if you havent seen it already.

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  • Polar Bear
    Polar Bear 23 days ago

    For your information, the RUF CTR2 Sport, had AWD, would do 0-60 in about 3.3 seconds and top out at 219 miles per hour. The only car that was faster tan that at the time was the McLaren F1.

  • Benjamin Goulet
    Benjamin Goulet 27 days ago

    That is a great looking Porsche, yellow never looked so right on a car

  • Веселин Кубурић Канџија

    I want to be like mr Ruf!

  • Bobby Ray Parris
    Bobby Ray Parris 28 days ago

    I love the jay leno's garage I have a 1996 dodge dakota i trying to customise it... Its the only vehicle I own but i love so many cars ... This the best show ever on RU-clip and tv

  • Mark Spence
    Mark Spence 28 days ago

    Those RUFs back in the day were beasts! I want to see a 356C RUF!!

  • Joe D
    Joe D Month ago

    Furher green?!?!

  • Roger Rolex 69
    Roger Rolex 69 Month ago

    Best sounding flat six ever!!!!! Alois is the Porsche God!!!!

  • MoMo1076
    MoMo1076 Month ago

    This is the most humble man I've ever heard in my life

  • Stefan Riemann
    Stefan Riemann Month ago

    Herr Ruf a real gentlemen and we'll spoken Men. And smart

  • michael Mackay
    michael Mackay Month ago

    What a great car it must be amazing to be able to drive all the different cars you have driven. My dream was to one day own a 930 but unfortunately dreams have limits. Its still nice to look at and know someone else can achieve owning one.

  • Ben Ellison
    Ben Ellison Month ago

    very informative

  • Pacero
    Pacero Month ago

    Sometimes it takes a bottle of wine to understand it! I love the comment! Lol!
    By the way, the history is great, but their third one is the beast! Enlightening info. The gentleman is so humble about it!
    Huauh! Thanks Jay!

  • Arjun Singh
    Arjun Singh Month ago

    They should have brought the manual CTR3 !

  • Toob247 Toob247
    Toob247 Toob247 Month ago

    His wife is a fox!

  • CH024gaming
    CH024gaming Month ago

    "why we didn't think of this one" because Porche is a hack company they never had anything original and never will. It always comes to these third party companies to make something worthwhile but even then at the end it's just a overpriced pile of metal on wheels and we can always find a far better alternative for less money.

  • Christopher Minor
    Christopher Minor Month ago

    Beautiful cars.

  • Mathew Hudson
    Mathew Hudson Month ago

    Thanks for this video. great seeing Mr and Mrs Ruf. 👍😎

  • Chris Aguilar
    Chris Aguilar Month ago

    I wonder how Jay feels about RWB lol

  • moricoon
    moricoon Month ago

    33:45 honkhonk x'D

  • jason kent
    jason kent 2 months ago

    I appreciate Mr. and Mrs. Ruf
    It would be an honor to own any of his vehicles. But I'm a poor American

  • Rube Clayton
    Rube Clayton 2 months ago

    Awesome Car... I Have Loved The Ruf Since I Was A Teen..
    The Builder is So Humble..

  • Michael
    Michael 2 months ago

    Is Jay drugged and cross-eyed? He seems doped out in all his videos these days.

  • Connor Falcon
    Connor Falcon 2 months ago

    I can’t explain to you how much I absolutely adore this man and his cars. He’s absolutely living my dream and people like him are the reason I’m still trying to get a mechanical engineering degree no matter how long it takes. Its by far the hardest and most stressful thing I’ve ever undertaken but when you see the smile on this guy’s face when Jay presses the accelerator you realize it’s all worth it. Cars are my life and I just want to help create something for people just like me to enjoy everyday.

  • camelpissflavour
    camelpissflavour 2 months ago

    lovely colour

  • T Hof
    T Hof 2 months ago

    Wow Alois Ruf on here. einfach geil!!!

  • PigMine 6
    PigMine 6 2 months ago

    @0:43 Hey Jay, what about the Corvette Callaway Sledgehammer that did 255mph?

  • Farhan Ahmad Tajuddin
    Farhan Ahmad Tajuddin 2 months ago

    I respect Porsche tuners, but RUF is and always will be my all-time favourite. I still remember when everyone was hyping the Cayman GT4/Boxster Spyder and I was like, "Oh come on, RUF already stuffed 911 engine inside the Boxster some 20 years ago!"

  • Stefan Riemann
    Stefan Riemann 2 months ago


  • Spike Darkblade
    Spike Darkblade 2 months ago

    The silver Ruf is simply amazing 0.o what a car . And the way Mr. Ruf looks at his wife like it is the first time he has seen her. What a stellar gentleman.

  • Tyler Harris
    Tyler Harris 2 months ago

    This first guy's timeline is horseshit. Koenigsegg didn't exist in 1987.

  • micvee
    micvee 2 months ago

    Anybody else notice the Hoonigan sticker in the RUF shop? How cool is that!?

  • California Gunner
    California Gunner 2 months ago

    Things can be 2 things.

  • California Gunner
    California Gunner 2 months ago

    500hp is not normal even by today's standards. I have a 2018 Scat Pack, 475hp, that much HP is not normal. The Challengers with V8s, even the 5.7l, are fast cars. Same as most other american muscle.

  • Penzija Mirovinić
    Penzija Mirovinić 2 months ago

    Fun fact:
    Need for speed franchise had monopoly on Porsche name (NFS:Porsche unleashed) so Gran Turismo stick it to the mEAn:
    putting RUF in line up

  • Karen Fields
    Karen Fields 2 months ago

    Yes, it has air conditioning. They laughed almost like it was an insult

  • Stephen Putnick
    Stephen Putnick 2 months ago

    11:42 look at those kicks. What a boss.

  • Rafael Fusco
    Rafael Fusco 2 months ago

    Fantastic! Tks!

  • Bob Van Dell II
    Bob Van Dell II 2 months ago

    There was no Koenigsegg in 84 or 87.

  • Gene Hall
    Gene Hall 2 months ago

    I could have sworn that the front spoiler ,on the original yellow bird , was different. It had the center oil cooler and the side brake vent holes ,but the outer ,"leading edge of the entire spoiler flared outward.

  • Bobbydog66
    Bobbydog66 2 months ago +2

    Once I saw the title, I clicked immediately.

  • William Taylor
    William Taylor 2 months ago

    RUF is the stuff of dreams. Their machines look bulletproof.

  • B Vans
    B Vans 2 months ago +1

    21:07 Jay misses the gear throw.

  • guitarsword1
    guitarsword1 2 months ago

    U have a 356 twin cam?

  • guitarsword1
    guitarsword1 2 months ago

    I think Green was Dr. Porsche ‘s favorite car color.

  • Todd Clark
    Todd Clark 3 months ago

    thanks again Jay a black one was beautiful

  • paul horn
    paul horn 3 months ago

    Love the new green one. Yellow bird still my favorite.

  • Vasil Petreski
    Vasil Petreski 3 months ago

    His wife Estonia 🇪🇪

  • Wade Chubb
    Wade Chubb 3 months ago

    Jay is a nice guy I watched the tonight show since I was a kid awesome personality. He don’t think he’s better than people cause he’s a celebrity. I like that he’s real as they come

  • Adam K
    Adam K 3 months ago

    God bless Bruce, Jay, and Alois. Cheers to three musketeers.

  • Adam K
    Adam K 3 months ago

    Forgive me for posting this again.
    Ruf Jr. is a scholar and a gentleman. Jay Leno is the renaissance class clown with class. The school is complete!