THE KTM X-BOW GT FOR A THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS
Special edition for enthusiasts in Bahrain!
A special KTM X-BOW was delivered a few days ago to the location where the engines of the Formula 1 World Championship teams roared just a few weeks ago. A collector from Bahrain took possession of his first KTM X-BOW at the Bahrain International Circuit - and the car plays “all the tricks” as we would say in Austria!
This all began with the extraordinary look of the production series KTM X-BOW GT, now fitted with a windscreen. All components are made of carbon – from the three-piece, completely flat, fully covered motorsports underbody with diffuser, to the mudguards and the aerodynamically optimized wing mirrors. As with every model, the monocoque, the heart of the KTM X-BOW, consists of 100% of the nearly indestructible high-tech material that meets even the most stringent security requirements.
The most striking characteristic of the custom model for Bahrain is certainly its color. The body parts of the latest model from the KTM X-BOW range are finished in original ‘Bugatti-Blue’, as are the brake calipers, roll bar and ‘KTM’ logos. There was no question of ‘can’t be done’, since the collector from the Middle East owns several Veyrons and the color could be carried out in direct cooperation with Bugatti.
Although it is no real surprise that the lucky owner honored the KTM X-BOW as literally the “best car I’ve ever driven” after a half-day test session on the Bahrain Formula 1 circuit: A tuner increased the power of his model to 400 HP, all that at not quite 840 kg weight! The sprint from 0 to 100 km/h is therefore less than 3.5 seconds, and with appropriate tires, the X-BOW takes the curves with over 2.0 g of lateral acceleration.
The Graz manufactory produced KTM X-BOW GT was personally handed over by the Production and Site Manager, Michael Wölfling: “For us it is always a great occasion to experience the enthusiasm and pleasure that a hand-finished X-BOW produced by us in Graz can trigger in a new owner. In this case, it is even more special because this customer truly owns every hypercar and super sports car. This encourages us immensely in our work and provides us with additional motivation!”