GRAND APPEARANCE FOR THE KTM X-BOW GT
UK Premiere at the Goodwood Festival of Speed
The ‘Goodwood Festival of Speed’, organized by the motor sport enthusiast Lord March on his magnificent estate in Chichester (West Sussex) is not only the largest but certainly the most famous of such festivals that revolve around only one principle: the world’s greatest automotive classics. It doesn’t matter whether they are old or new, part of motorsport history or not, if they are a one-, two- or more seater, very fast or extremely rare.
After participating in 2008 and 2009 and a subsequent long break, it is a great pleasure for KTM to once again be able to be a part of this unique meeting of automobile rarities and specialties. The focus this year is the KTM X-BOW GT, the first X-BOW with a windscreen and significantly sharper appearance.
Following its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show in March of this year and the subsequent successful sales and commencement of deliveries, KTM X-BOW GT will have English ground under its wheels for the first time at its Goodwood appearance. The ‘super sports car for the 21st century’, with its 285 HP, is technically based on the previous KTM X-BOW R and will participate in the ‘Hill Climb Race’, a 1.16 mile (1.86 km) race that is really more an exhibition than a real race.
Central to the event on the weekend of July 12 – 14, 2013 is the opportunity for the tens of thousands of visitors to get a most accurate picture of countless racing and super sports cars, vintage cars and rarities. There is also the open paddock area where fans can inspect the vehicles on display at close range or even talk to the drivers.
Numerous world champions and racing legends who visit the ‘Festival of Speed’ each year will be present and compete in the races. This year KTM X-BOW GT driver Reini Kofler will also attend. From the province of Upper Austria, Kofler is always in attendance at test drives and racing events from KTM and he is looking forward to being behind the wheel at Lord March’s estate. “Of course it is an great honor to drive together with so many racing aces and world champions. First and foremost we want to give the public a good show but the course record of 41.6 seconds could be somewhat difficult to crack after the McLaren Mercedes F1 car has set that… But not to worry, we are still going to be on the gas!”