"Ready to race" – for KTM, these three words are far more than a simple slogan. They stand for the entire company philosophy of developing vehicles that can without any modifications comprehensively assert themselves in any race. Direct from the dealer onto the track and into the battle for victory. Moving back in time till the Geneva Motor Show, we find the ultimate product of KTM, which is the KTM X-BOW GT, a pretty surprisingly vehicle. Well, Wimmer Rennsporttechnik thought on doing it even more surprisingly.
The X-BOW GT is a user- friendly version based on the old model. The X-Bow was back then powered by an Audi borrowed 2.0-liter gasoline engine with turbocharging, direct injection and an intercooler that can provide 285 HP (210 kW) at 6,400 rpm and 420 Nm (310 lb-ft) of torque at 3,200 rpm. All these were sent to the rear wheels through a six-speed manual gearbox that allowed the X-BOW GT to reach 62 mph (100 km/h) in 4.2 seconds and a maximum speed of 144 mph (231 km/h). The tuners at Wimmer Rennsporttechnik thought that the car has more extra power to offer, so they tried to discover it.
The specialists at Wimmer Rennsporttechnik have done a remapping of the engine’s ECU, placing a new turbocharger, a sports exhaust system, a new fuel pump, forged pistons and an H shaft rod. All these enable the X-BOW to sprint 62 mph (100 km/h) in 3.3 seconds, making it 0.9s faster than the stock model. It will need 11.7 seconds to reach 120 mph (193 km/h) and a maximum speed of 153 mph (246 km/h). The vehicle has also received a new hand lever, leather-wrapped gear switch and comfort seats with orange seams. The Essen Motor Show will host the project.
|KTM X-BOW by Wimmer Rennsporttechnik|
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