2011 KTM X-Bow R: first details and photos released

Article by Christian Andrei, on September 24, 2010

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. This latest version of the KTM X-BOW weighs just 790 kg and is powered by a 240-hp engine.

On the other hand, the engine for the even more powerful R version comes from Audi – but it will be exactly the same engine used among others in the actual Audi S3. This engine will feature revisions on its electronics and peripheral devices, all helping boost its performance up to 300 hp.

This engine will be mounted on a lower position on the KTM X-BOW, which means that drivers could expect to drive more precisely and corner even at higher speeds.

Owners who are aching for more ideal customization possibilities could avail of any of the two optional equipment packages: road legal and homologated "Sport" package, and track-optimized "Race" package.

Each package includes an array of newly developed parts designed to significantly boost the performance of the KTM X-BOW R super sports car. Many of these specially made parts can be availed in the PowerParts program, which means the current KTM X-BOW owners have a chance to reap the advantages of these new innovations.

The prototype of the super sports car photographed at the Nürburgring Nordschleife features nearly all the new parts, which are expected to further make X-BOW customers and enthusiasts more excited than ever.

KTM is bound to release more information -- like images and pricing – of the new X-BOW early next year. In 2008, KTM introduced to the riding public the X-BOW, which is considered as the first small series manufactured and street legal homologated car featuring a carbon fiber monocoque.

Since then, KTM has sold around 500 examples of the super sports car. In charge of selling the KTM X-BOW to interested buyers are 50 partners across Europe and 10 importers globally.

Press Release

KTM X-Bow R

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.

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.

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