At the moment KTM is working intensively on the 2011 model of its super sports car X-BOW.
The first ever small series manufactured and street legal homologated car with a
carbon fibre monocoque has been sold around 500 times since its launch in 2008. Around
50 X-BOW partners throughout Europe and currently ten importers globally look after
sports car enthusiasts all over the world in order to supply the only 790 kilogram
light, 240 horsepower strong extreme athlete. After having been on the market for
approximately two years now, the KTM X-BOW line-up will be supplemented with the
introduction of the “R” model in the upcoming year. The engine for this even more
powerful version comes again from Audi – but it will be exactly the same engine used
among others in the actual Audi S3. Changes to the engine electronics and peripheral
devices will boost the performance up to 300 horsepower. Additionally, a considerably
lower positioning and a modified mounting of the engine will lead to even higher
cornering speeds and increased driving precision. In addition, two optional equipment
packages should customize the X-BOW “R” as ideally as possible to the requirements
of the customers: The road legal and homologated “Sport” package, as well as the
“Race” package, which is optimised for track use. The packages each include a vast
number of completely new developed parts, which increase the performance of the car
dramatically. Many of these parts will be also available separately in the PowerParts
program, so all current KTM X-BOW owners will enjoy the benefit of the new developments.
The prototype shown, pictured at a first rollout on the legendary Nürburgring
Nordschleife, has nearly all new parts installed, which will raise the enthusiasm
amongst the numerous X-BOW customers and which should attract many more new customers.