KTM X-Bow

  • 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...

  • 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
    2013 KTM X-Bow GT Full Specs

    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...

  • KTM X-Bow GT

    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 vehicle without having to wear a helmet. The X-Bow is one of a new breed of track cars designed to be street legal, though until now owners needed to use a helmet even when driving around town. Soon, X-Bow buyers will be able to order more power to join that added comfort. Speaking with EVO, KTM CEO...

  • 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
    2011 KTM X-Bow R Launched

    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...

  • KTM X-Bow 'Race'

    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 the class - where they met with success in the 2008 season. Though the X-Bow 'Race' gets its power from a diminutive 2.0L Audi TFSI engine rated at just 237hp (177kW) the car's performance is still rather brutal thanks to its very light weight of 1,815lb (825kg) dry. Zero to 62mph (100km/h) is...

  • 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...

  • KTM X-Bow ‘Dallara Series’ debuts in Geneva
    KTM X-Bow ‘Dallara Series’ Debuts In Geneva

    KTM’s X-Bow first appeared in production trim close to a year ago, debuting at the 2007 Geneva Motor Show, and now a year later at the 2008 Geneva Show KTM has finally been launched. He first cars to be delivered is a batch of 100 ‘Dallara Series’ cars that were manufactured with...

  • KTM X-Bow ‘Dallara Series’ appearing in Geneva
    KTM X-Bow ‘Dallara Series’ Appearing In Geneva

    KTM’s X-Bow first appeared in production trim close to a year ago, debuting at the 2007 Geneva Motor Show, however in the twelve months that’s passed since then the X-Bow is yet to see the light of day. According to KTM, production is set to start in the middle of this year and to...

  • A bolder KTM X-Bow on the way?
    A Bolder KTM X-Bow On The way?

    One of the best methods of improving the handling of a car is to reduce weight. That’s why it’s not a surprise these days to see motorcycle companies developing sport cars; after all they know a thing or two about weight. The latest incarnation of these sports cars is the KTM X-Bow. The...

  • KTM’s X-Bow offering supercar performance at $55K
    KTM’s X-Bow Offering Supercar Performance At $55K

    Following its unveiling at the Geneva Motor Show last month, KTM’s new 300bhp X-Bow roadster is now ready for production with up to 600 firm orders already in place. KTM were originally planning to build just 100 units in a deal with manufacturer Dallara, but due to popular demand after the...

  • KTM’s new X-Bow roadster ready for Geneva

    Europe’s second largest motorcycle manufacturer, Austria's KTM, has released official details about its new X-Bow roadster ahead of its debut next month at the 2007 Geneva Motor Show. Featuring an ultra-light carbon fiber monocoque body combined with Audi’s excellent 220hp (162kW) TFSI engine, the X-Bow provides supercar-like performance in a package that many would be able to afford. We’re talking a car that weighs just 700 kilograms and accelerates to 100 kmh from rest in under four seconds. Top speed is 217 kmh. Purists will love the fact that the X-Bow is devoid of...

  • KTM reveals the X-Bow
    KTM Reveals The X-Bow

    We’ve been following the story of KTM's new X-Bow track car for some time now, with initial reports that it would be built by Audi, and then revised reports that Audi would only be supplying the engine. Yesterday, KTM revealed the X-Bow to the press before its official debut at the 2007...

  • KTM Boss outlines plans for a hot new roadster
    KTM Boss Outlines Plans For A Hot New Roadster

    We previously reported on this small roadster that was being developed in a partnership between Audi and the Austrian motorcycle manufacturer KTM. In a recent interview with KTM boss, Stefan Pierer, Austria’s Standard newspaper managed to gather some important insights on the new car. Instead...

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