Geneva Motor Show: KTM X-Bow ROC Edition

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 29, 2009

The highest climax of the annual motorsports is the Race of Champions where the best racing and rally drivers of the world are pitted against each other in varying vehicles in a heart-thumping head-to-head races in full view of multiplied thousands of cheering motorsports enthusiasts.

Those who participated in last year's event at Wembley Stadium in London were legendary race drivers such as Micahel Schumacher, Sebastian Loeb, Tom Kristensen and Matthias Ekstram.

Incidentally, the KTM X-BOW made its first appearance in this event.The Austrian supercar caught the attention of the organizers, including Michelle Mouton, who is considered as the most successful and best known female rally driver of all time, who said that by its design alone it can already cause much uproar. 

The racing drivers were also in agreement with respect to their excitement for the X-BOW. The supercar received numerous positive remarks from other champion and legendary race drivers.

The producers of the X-BOW were so proud of its performance at the Race of Champions that they have decided to produce a limited edition series aptly named Race of Champions(ROC).

There will be only 30 models intended to be made and each will come with exclusive ROC design on the body panels and an all-carbon body, the attractive exhaust with its deep audio, uniquely painted light-weight alloy wheels equipped with a central wheel nut, adaptable sports suspension, and a removable multi-function steering wheel.

The supercar comes with a 69,980 Euro price tag excluding national taxes and importation fees.

Press Release

KTM X-Bow Race of Champions Edition

The ‘Race of Champions’ is the crowning highlight of every motorsports year, with the world’s best racing and rally drivers at the wheel of different vehicles in exciting head-to-head races infront of thousands of thrilled motorsports fans. Legendary drivers such as Michael Schumacher, Sebastien Loeb, Tom Kristensen and Matthias Ekström were among those participating in the December 2008 event at London’s Wembley Stadium, which also marked the first appearance of the KTM X-BOW.

The organisers, in particular rally legend Michelle Mouton, were fascinated by the revolutionary, lightweight supersports car from Austria. “The X-BOW is an exciting new sportscar – it generates an incredible furore with its spectacular design alone,” said Mouton, the most successful and best-known female rally driver of all time. And the participating racing drivers were all unanimous in their enthusiasm for the X-BOW. Formula 1 legend David Coulthard commented, “It’s an ingenious car concept that also looks quite simply unique.” Sebastian Vettel enthused that “Driving the KTM X-BOW is incredible fun,” while multiple world rally champion Sebastien Loeb called it simply “a great car!”

Everyone at the young car manufacturer is extremely proud of the X-BOW’s performance at the Race of Champions; so much so, it was logical that a special limited-edition series, named ‘Race of Champions’, or ROC for short, should be produced. Unique details featuring on the series of 30 units include: exclusive ROC design on the body panels and the weight-saving all-carbon body; the sports exhaust which attracts special attention with its deep sound; specially painted light-weight alloy wheels with a central wheel nut; adjustable sports suspension; and a removable multi-function steering wheel. The price for the ultimate supersports car of champions is 69,980 Euros (plus national taxes and import duties).

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