How did the KTM X-Bow do in its racing debut?
We've been waiting for the KTM X-Bow to make its racing debut for a long while. We found out in March that the lightweight racer's first competition would be the 2008 FIA GT4 European Cup, which has now taken place. Two X-Bow cars raced in the newly-created "Sport Lights" class over the weekend. The cars were driven by German racing specialists from Reiter Engineering. We didn't want to spoil the results of the racers debut in case you're sitting on a recorded version of the race, so find out how the X-Bows did by clicking past the break.
The short answer is the cars won their class. As KTM announced in a release, the two X-Bows finished "ahead of immensely more powerful opposition" which marks "an emphatic confirmation of the concept behind KTM's sportscar." The X-Bows needed to have extra weight on board and were riding on treaded tires to balance out the competition, GT4 race officials decided. Still, the cars won two class victories and had "excellent overall placings." Those placings were seventh and eleventh overall in the first race, and fifth and sixth in the second race. The X-Bow's ran against cars outside its class, such as the Aston Martin N24, Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Corvette. The next race for the X-Bow takes place in mid-May.
Want your own chance behind the wheel? The production version X-Bows start production this summer.
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