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    KTM X-BOW

    A REVOLUTIONARY SPORTS CAR CONCEPT

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    REVOLUTIONARY. PURISTIC. RADICAL.

    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

    ICONIC DESIGN FROM KISKA

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    The design concept. 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. However, no other car epitomises the term “super sports car” as thoroughly and uncompromisingly as the KTM X-BOW.

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    With the KTM X-BOW GT, KISKA has designed a vehicle whose exceptional characteristics can now also be experienced without a helmet. The elegant, frameless windscreen construction, which wraps protectively around the driver and passenger in the same way as a helmet visor, allows the occupants to forego their own headgear. At the same time, however, it does nothing to impair the pure driving experience or the radical design of the revolutionary KTM X-BOW.

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    The next step: The KTM X-BOW GT4, developed in partnership with racing car specialist Reiter Engineering, yet using iconic KISKA design language again, marked KTMs step into international car racing and brought lightweight sensation into the field of GT4 championships worldwide.

    NEW PROJECTS - THE KTM X-BOW GTX & GT2 Concept

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    Performance and purism, united in a unique, extreme design, and armed for adventures on the most legendary race tracks in the world. The KTM X-BOW GTX & GT2 will set new benchmarks for lightweight racing cars, keeping the focus on the essentials: further weight reduction, increased engine performance, enhanced aerodynamics, refined handling. Furthermore, it will contain new technical features and decisive enlargement of usability. The KTM X-BOW GTX & GT2 also set standards in matters of safety. It is the first racing car to combine a homologated monocoque with a homologated GT roll cage and a fully carbon crafted racing seat. The models remain absolutely faithful to the DNA of the original KTM X-BOW.

    The story behind the KTM X-BOW GTX & GT2 Concept.

    Let us take you behind the scenes and share some interesting sneak peeks around the development of the new models.

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    PURE RACE BRED TECHNOLOGY

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    The carbon monocoque, which is unique for sports cars, was derived directly from a Dallara Formula 3 chassis. The extremely high shoulders of the monocoque protect much more effectively than any other technical solution in the event of a side impact. The front crash box, connected to the monocoque, meets the Formula 3 and sports car standards. The carbon monocoque itself is a four-layer construction that is double-walled from the driver's torso on. Like the monocoque itself, the roll hoops come directly from Formula racing and, in the worst case, are able to carry 2.5 times the vehicle weight.

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    The chassis was developed with Italian sports car specialist DALLARA and composite experts from KTM Technology. Engine partner Audi refined the performance and WP created a suspension system that allows exceptional handling and cornering agility, enabling the 790 kilogram super sports car to challenge nearly every existing sports car.

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    The world’s first production car with a full carbon composite monocoque that weighs only 80 kilograms, yet has exceptional levels of safety. Aerodynamics refined from open-wheel racing, jointly developed by KTM Technologies and Dallara produces up to 400 kg downforce at 200 km/h*, allowing up to 2 G of lateral acceleration – superior to any other street legal car!

     

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    A REVOLUTIONARY PRODUCTION PLANT

    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.

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    STATE-OF-THE-ART LOGISTICS AND TECHNOLOGY

    KTM has developed ingenious warehousing, special transport logistics (including specially designed transport containers for the valuable carbon-fibre parts) and special assembly technologies

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    FROM FACTORY STRAIGHT TO RACE TRACK

    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