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.