Spotter Rivitography rivitography
Spotted in North Salem (NY), United States of America
Date 2015-11-15 04:08

After two years, I managed to find Ralph Lauren's RUF CTR-3 again this time in North Salem, New York. We were on our way to Hayfields Market because I heard there was going to be an unrelated, small car meet there (which turned out to be false as I was apparently given the wrong time for the event) and on the way there, I spotted this in the parking lot for a home goods store that was below the ground level of the road. I completely flipped out, so we turned around, and I went out to take pictures. I saw Ralph Lauren's wife in the front seat (who covered her face with a newspaper so I couldn't take any pictures of her), but no Ralph Lauren. I looked around and I saw him taking a piss in the woods (I don't even know). When he came out the woods after he finished his business, I asked him "Are you Ralph Lauren?" he replied "yes". I asked him how often he took his cars out and he replied "on the weekends...". He, sadly, did not allow me to take any pictures of him entering the car. He then drove off in the other direction down Route 121. We then tried to see if we could track down the car so I could get more photos of it, but was unsuccessful because I saw a Ferrari California T filling up at a gas station on Route 35, and pulled over for that. The RUF CTR-3 is an $810,000.00 car that is based off of the Porsche Cayman and this is the only one currently in the United States of America. This is probably my best street spot of 2015 so far. The last three pictures are from when I found the car for the first time in November 2013 driving in New Canaan, Connecticut as I was taking pictures of a Verde Zeltweg Ferrari FF parked alongside Park Street.

Auto details

Topspeed 375 km/h
Acceleration 0-100 km/h 3.00 s
Power 700 hp
Torque 890 Nm @ 0 rpm
Weight 1400 KG

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    BELGIUM rena92i  -  2015-11-15 at 05:06

    wow awesome !

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    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA OPspotters  -  2015-11-15 at 05:31

    So amazing!!! Great you found it again!!!

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    NETHERLANDS Alexanderloosie  -  2015-11-15 at 08:48


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    NETHERLANDS thomcarspotter  -  2015-11-15 at 09:25

    In-SANE! spot! Nice story en good pics! Such a rare car!

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    BELGIUM Rubinsky  -  2015-11-15 at 09:43

    Great story! Impressive find :)

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    CZECH REPUBLIC daweRS  -  2015-11-15 at 09:49

    So epic man! Amazing find and shots!!

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    NETHERLANDS lyon1845  -  2015-11-15 at 09:57

    Awesome spot and find.

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    NETHERLANDS Jeroen  -  2015-11-15 at 11:01

    Great spot. I would not have uploaded photo 7.

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    BELGIUM yannick-m.  -  2015-11-15 at 11:30

    Stunning spot!

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    NETHERLANDS Chieltje  -  2015-11-15 at 11:56

    Amazing find! Great story!! Awesome shots!!! You lucky!!

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    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Rivitography  -  2015-11-15 at 17:11

    Thanks everyone!

    @Jeroen If you look closely at Photo #7, you can see Ralph Lauren.

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    UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Aventarari  -  2015-11-16 at 05:24

    ^ Exactly. Someone is cheating in the US for SOTD. I don't post anymore because of it.

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    SERBIA UrosP  -  2015-11-16 at 15:20

    Awesome shots and find!

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    daniel7144  -  2015-11-16 at 15:59

    It is NOT based on a Cayman. The only Cayman thing on this car are the rear lights. Front is 911, the rear is a Ruf construction.
    The spot itself is of course impressive... However I would say these are two different cars. Take a look at the rear lights and the license plate. Rumors say that he has two ctr3´s. One manual, and one PDK.

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    NETHERLANDS hardstyler  -  2015-11-16 at 17:26

    Truly epic find!

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    BELGIUM Tom Da Man  -  2015-11-17 at 16:30

    Perfect pics; the car has a cool, a bit pearly, style.

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    FINLAND Tondelii  -  2015-11-24 at 13:45

    Ralph Lauren taking piss in the woods :D Cool story!

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    ESTONIA expert  -  2015-11-25 at 01:28

    different plate number and taillights on last 2 pictures?!?? hmm...

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    FRANCE T. Land Photography  -  2016-02-25 at 11:27

    Awesome spot : this car is so beautiful!

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