KTM boss Stefan Pierer revealed the reasoning behind the move, commenting “at Magna Steyr, we will achieve a higher production output appreciably faster. Furthermore, this decision enables us to simplify the procedure. We have to start up only one manufacturing process.” If all goes to plan, KTM is hoping to build up to 1000 units in its first year with pricing set at $55,000 a piece.
For this money, buyers will get a more powerful 300bhp version of Audi’s TFSI engine in an ultra-light carbon fiber monocoque body that weighs just 700kg. Expect supercar like performance from the tiny roadster with acceleration to 100km/h taking less than 4 seconds.