SPORTS CAR CONCEPT
SPORTS CAR CONCEPT
The idea behind KTM’s first 4-wheel model
For our first sports car, we applied the same approach we have always applied to our race focused motorcycles.
Focused on only including elements that directly add to the performance and function of the vehicle. Trim away and leave off everything else. Assemble the best suppliers of the necessary components and use the strongest, lightest and most advanced materials available.
The chassis was developed with Italian sports car specialists Dallara and composites experts Wethje. KTM Technologies and engine partner Audi refined the performance and WP created a suspension system that allows exceptional handling and cornering agility
The production KTM X-BOW is KTM’s interpretation of a super sports car for the 21st century. "We took Colin Chapman's idea of a spartan, lightweight sports car reduced to the bare essentials and transfered it into the new millennium – with as many technological innovations as possible", says KTM CEO Stefan Pierer, of the first four-wheeled model in KTM’s history
The world’s first production car with a full carbon composite monocoque. Produced by carbon-fibre specialists Wethje the monocoque weighs just 80 kg yet has exceptional safety levels. Aerodynamics derived from open-wheel racing, jointly developed by KTM Technologies and Dallara produces 100 kg of down force at 200 km/h, allowing up to 2 G of lateral acceleration – superior to any other street-legal car
What is probably the most exciting super sports car of our times was produced in only 18 months. The KTM X-BOW takes a large part of its uniqueness from its extraordinary styling. Gerald Kiska and the team at KISKA were responsible for this, creating an iconic modern sports car with their design. One that seamlessly combines form with function
Pure racing courses through every inch of the KTM X-Bow. A 300 hp
2.0 litre Audi TFSI engine uses direct injection, combining the benefits of turbocharging with highly effective charge air cooling. With a modular concept typical to racing, it is quick, easy and relatively inexpensive to repair. As long as the monocoque remains in tact in an impact, any other damaged parts bolt off easily for quick replacement. Formula derived tire and suspension technology from Michelin and WP suspension - with adjustable high- and low-speed settings as well as rebound damping – allows exceptional handling.
The new GT version of the Austrian super sports car makes an even wider, lower, more compact and more powerful impression. Even the version with a windscreen and soft top is 100% pure, radical and race bred. Now it’s possible to experience the 21st century sports car technology for yourself - without a helmet. This latest model is embedded with the same racing DNA that makes the KTM X-BOW driving experience so special. Try it yourself and feel what it is like to always be "Ready to Race
The KTM X-BOW has been manufactured in a purpose-built plant in Graz since June 2008. It is one of the world's most modern vehicle limited-production facilities and was built in a matter of months in accordance with the latest standards.
KTM has developed ingenious warehousing, special transport logistics (including specially designed transport containers for the valuable carbon-fibre parts) and special assembly technologies
Naturally, customers and interested parties are welcome to visit us at any time in Graz – whether it be to buy new performance parts or to find out all there is to know about the KTM X-BOW. For all those who would like to collect their vehicle from the Graz factory, there is a special offer, which is supervised personally by site manager Michael Wölfling in person: "With the KTM X-BOW, we are not merely selling a car, but a unique experience. Every customer naturally receives a guided tour around our factory. Anyone who wants to can even watch their vehicle pass through the final stages of production – and then drive directly to their first driver training session on the Red Bull Ring
The extreme closed-circuit race version of the KTM X-BOW
Maximizing the latest GT4 class regulations, the road-legal KTM X-BOW platform was specially adapted for the exciting, affordable and accessible GT 4 closed-circuit racing class.
Racing has extreme demands. A pure, race-oriented and modular design allows for quicker, easier and much more cost-effective part replacement.
The existing KTM X-BOW turbo-charged 2 liter TFSI engine platform is retained
and generates almost 320 hp. It is coupled with a six-speed Holinger sequential paddle-shifted gearbox.
The wheelbase is slightly longer than the original X-Bow, for more
precise race-specific handling and improved overall aerodynamics.
High-tech composite materials are used throughout. Carbon-fibre monocoque and body panels and specialist race components from top to bottom.
Rising star Naomi Schiff will debut the Reiter Engineering
KTM X-BOW GT4 in the GT4 European series.
This innovative new race car was developed by Reiter Engineering
exclusively for KTM and is now available.