2011 Hardcore KTM X-BOW R review and pictures

Posted on Monday, 27 September 2010 , 17:09:20 byAngela

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Hardcore KTM X-BOW R

KTM X-BOW is seriously planning to maintain its position on the market by introducing the "R" model in the following year. The first model manufactured by them in 2008 sold 500 units as the car model had a carbon fiber monocoque. So, it is quite easy to understand that sports car enthusiasts are looking forward to the introduction of a new model.
Information released announces a 300 hp engine and a lower positioning that together with a modified mounting of the engine will provide higher cornering speeds and an increased driving precision.
In addition, in an effort to respect customers` requirements, two optional equipment packages, a "Sport" package and a "Race" one, are available to customize the X-BOW "R".
Current owners of the car model should be happy, as these parts are also available separately.
The pictured prototype predicts only enthusiasm and new customers.

At the moment KTM is working intensively on the 2011model 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.z


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.


Detailed information, prices and pictures will follow at the beginning of next year.