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  • 2018 KTM X-Bow GT4 race car

    The dedicated motorsport version of KTM’s X-Bow track car has been comprehensively updated for the 2018 season. The updates are aimed at improving the reliability of the GT4-spec race car and thereby reducing the running costs for teams. Responsible for the X-Bow GT4 project is Germany’s Reiter Engineering, best known for churning out race cars based on Lamborghinis. For the 2018 X-Bow GT4, a new Holinger transmission has been installed, which is designed to run twice as long as the previous unit. Chassis components such as the suspension wishbones and the wheel center locks are...

  • 2011 KTM X-Bow R
    KTM X-Bow headed Stateside, but not for public roads

    KTM's wild, bare bones X-Bow will be available to American buyers next year, but the Austrian firm won't need to bother with installing license plate holders for the track-oriented cars. Wards Auto reports that KTM will build about 15 American-specification X-Bows next year, none of which will be...

  • Ferrari LaFerrari and KTM 1290 Super Duke in tug of war
    LaFerrari dukes it out with KTM motorcycle in a good ol’ tug of war

    We don’t know the story behind this video but we think you’ll agree it doesn’t need one. There’s just a Ferrari [NYSE:RACE] LaFerrari, KTM 1290 Super Duke and some rope. Oh, and all three elements are attached to one another. It’s time for vehicular tug of war...

  • KTM X-Bow Black Edition
    All-carbon fiber KTM X-Bow Black Edition arrives

    KTM's track-tuned machines aren't exactly softies to begin with, but the new X-Bow Black Edition takes things to an entirely new level. With a body constructed entirely of carbon fiber, the new Black Edition ushers in a new era of lightweight performance for the brand. The composite material is...

  • 2015 KTM X-Bow GT4 race car
    New KTM X-Bow GT4 Completes Initial Shakedown

    After weeks of intensive testing, and the release of some teaser shots, Austrian firm KTM has signed off on development of a new GT4-spec race car based on its X-Bow track machine. The new race car is called the “X-Bow GT4”, and it’s been developed together with Reiter...

  • KTM X-Bow / Reiter Engineering GT4 race car preview rendering
    Reiter Engineering Teases Turnkey KTM X-Bow Race Car: New Rendering

    It’s been a while since we last heard about KTM’s X-Bow track car, but we now have a new rendering of the new GT4 race car currently being developed by Reiter Engineering. The motorsport and engineering firm, famous for building several Lamborghini-based race cars as well as a GT3-spec...

  • KTM X-Bow GT

    As far as road-going roofless track cars go, the KTM X-Bow is in a very exclusive class, kept company primarily by the Ariel Atom and the BAC Mono. While many of these are designed to be street legal, until now owners needed to use a helmet even when driving around town. KTM’s latest version of the X-Bow, the X-Bow GT, comes with a windshield, doors and removable soft-top roof designed to enable drivers to use the vehicle without having to wear a helmet. At the same time, the new pieces do nothing to impair the bare-knuckle driving experience or the radical design of the revolutionary...

  • KTM X-Bow GT
    KTM X-Bow To Adopt Audi TT RS Five-Cylinder Engine: Report

    A new, more livable version of KTM’s hardcore X-Bow track car made its debut last week at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. Called the X-Bow GT, the latest model from the Austrian motorcycle expert comes with a windshield, doors and removable soft-top roof designed to enable drivers to use the...

  • KTM X-Bow GT
    KTM Shows X-Bow GT With Windows, Doors Ahead Of Geneva Motor Show

    The KTM X-Bow is an unflinchingly stripped-down track car that coincidentally happens to be street legal. The latest iteration of the X-Bow, the GT, makes that street aspect of its use a bit more tolerable--but only a bit. Rumors of just such a car have been circulating for over a year now, but...

  • Christophe Haase in the KTM X-Bow RR
    Watch KTM’s X-Bow RR Lap The ‘Ring In 7:25

    German racing driver Christophe Haase has taken a KTM X-Bow RR around the legendary Nürburgring Nordschleife in a brisk 7:25.72, and while the car he was piloting is in fact a racing version of the KTM X-Bow, his achievement is still very impressive as you’ll see in this video. It shows...

  • 2011 KTM X-Bow R
    KTM X-Bow With Roof And Doors Coming Next Year: Report

    As far as road-going roofless track cars go, the KTM X-Bow is in a very exclusive class, kept company primarily by the Ariel Atom and the Lotus 2-Eleven. However, at the end of the day, its design is a little too impractical for regular use, especially in colder climates. That’s why...

  • Montenergy Stratosferica roof conversion for the KTM X-Bow
    Italy’s Montenergy Unveils KTM X-Bow Roof Kit

    As far as road-going roofless track cars go, the KTM X-Bow is in a very exclusive class, kept company primarily by the Ariel Atom and the Lotus 2-Eleven. However, at the end of the day, its design is a little too impractical for regular use on public roads, especially in colder climates...

  • 2011 KTM X-Bow R

    Last fall we brought you a preview of the coming KTM X-Bow R, and, finally, it's launched. What does that mean? It means 300 horsepower from a Audi-sourced 2.0-liter TFSI powerplant packed into a lighter, sharper version of the already light and sharp X-Bow chassis. Unfortunately, in the U.S., the X-Bow is only sold as a special construction vehicle, meaning without its engine and transaxle. So you'll have to source your own if you want the full R experience on the road--and you'll have to sort your own state's licensing regulations. In fact, it's not even clear that the X-Bow R chassis will...

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    Alfa Romeo Developing New 4C GTA Coupe Based On KTM X-Bow Platform?

    The 2011 Geneva Motor Show is just around the corner and speculation of some of the show’s surprise unveilings are starting to seriously heat up. The latest is rumor of a new sports car concept from Alfa Romeo dubbed the 4C GTA Coupe. While news of the 4C’s existence is nothing new...

  • 2011 KTM X-Bow R
    2011 KTM X-Bow R Preview

    As far as streetable open-track cars go, the KTM X-Bow is in a very exclusive class, kept company primarily by the Ariel Atom and the Lotus 2-Eleven. But KTM is planning to up the ante with a new model: the race-bred 2011 KTM X-Bow R. KTM is still in the process of developing the car. The major...

  • KTM X-Bow Race
    KTM Shuts Down X-Bow Production As Demand Stalls

    Even with race-bred GT4 cars and customer track cars, the KTM hasn't been able to preserve interest.

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    MTM takes on KTM's X-Bow

    KTM's X-Bow doesn't really need any help to be extreme. It is born that way. But MTM wasn't satisfied, so they took their tuning ways to the car's engine and brakes to make it even more of a trackday star. The standard X-Bow only sports a 240hp (179kW) four-banger but it's strapped to a lightweight...

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    KTM brings five-pack of track-day specials to Geneva Motor Show

    If you want to go fast around a track, chances are you already know about the KTM X-Bow - but you may not know about the four new variants introduced today in Geneva. Even as the model range expands, however, KTM is drawing back production to meet the receding market. The familiar KTM X-Bow is now...

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    Track lovers and auto geeks are intimately familiar with KTM's X-Bow, its raucous design the embodiment of a four-wheeled space craft. Now the company is promising two new models and a tiered lineup for its automotive range. The prospect of what could be a more affordable and an even higher-performance set of cars to book-end the the current car is sure to get the juices flowing in speed freaks the world over, but for now, that salivatory response will have to go unsatisfied, as there's no photographic or spec-sheet details to go along with the news. The new cars will be revealed on March 3...

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    ABT Sportsline takes on the KTM X-Bow

    Taking things to extremes is what car modification houses do best, so starting with the already extreme KTM X-Bow is, to a certain eye, an obvious thing to do. The tuners at ABT think it's not just obvious, but commendable, and have done just that, tweaking the track-day special to yield een more...

  • ktm fh joanneum concept studies 007
    Austrian design students envision range of KTM concepts

    Students of the FH Joanneum University of Applied Sciences in Graz, Austria have designed a set of six KTM-inspired concepts. Using the edgy, futuristic design language made famous in KTM's motorcycles and X-Bow roadster, the students have styled a high-performance buggy, an...

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    Racer X Design shows off RZ Formula study

    Insanely light, handling-centric track day vehicles have boomed in popularity in recent years, as evidenced by the rise of Ariel's Atom, the KTM X-Bow, and the plethora of Lotus 7-inspired roadsters. Now Racer X Design has revealed its RZ Formula design study, tilting the design of track day toys...

  • KTM X-Bow 'Race'
    KTM X-Bow 'Race' Released For Private Sale, Priced At 82,900 Euros

    As if the standard X-Bow weren't track-ready enough, KTM has decided to release its ex-works X-Bow 'Race' models from FIA GT4 competition for private sale. Sold as ready-to-race privateer cars, the new X-Bows aren't monstrous, V8-powered fire-breathers, but rather finely tuned and honed cars for...

  • KTM working to bring X-Bow to U.S.
    KTM working to bring X-Bow to U.S.

    Previous statements to the contrary notwithstanding, the U.S. arm of KTM is working hard to bring the X-Bow track-day weapon to the U.S. The goal is to get a street-legal version of the car on the roads once all regulatory hurdles are cleared, but so far no firm commitment or target date has been...

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