• Jul 15, 2008
Click above for a high-res gallery of the KTM X-Bow.

As previously reported, KTM plans to expand its offerings beyond the X-Bow, with the introduction of a duo of new city cars and a lightweight off-roader. But KTM isn't content with leaving the X-Bow alone. When the Geneva Motor Show rolls around next March, the newest entrant into the four-wheeled world will get a healthy boost in output courtesy of the Audi S3's 261 hp, 2.0-liter turbocharged FSI engine. According to Autocar, the more powerful model could be joined later by a new variant sporting a full windshield and a removable roof, making the case for the X-Bow more compelling and allowing KTM to take aim at traditional track toys.


[Source: Autocar via NextAutos]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      And the Racing Team in the FIA GT4 is Reiter Enginering.
      You can see some pictures from the FIA GT4 Race in Monza : http://www.reiter-engineering.com/2008/05/gallery-fia-gt4-in-monza/

      and the latest news about the two wins from Catharina Felser and her X-Bow in Oschersleben: http://www.reiter-engineering.com/2008/07/fia-gt4-two-wins-for-catharina-felser-and-ktm-at-oschersleben/
      • 6 Years Ago
      One of my favorite cars of late. Looks so radically different from everything else, in a good way.
      • 6 Years Ago
      you forgot better and stronger
      • 6 Years Ago
      Why isn't this car available in the states?

      Damned weak American Dollar.

      I guess I'll just wait for the Atom 500.

      • 6 Years Ago
      In Europe, its street legal -- wouldn't it be fun to take one of these into the alps?

      I'll take two with a side of spare r-compounds please!
      • 6 Years Ago
      SOMEONE PLEASE MAKE A CLASS FOR THESE DAMN THINGS
        • 6 Years Ago
        Unfortunately, LS, the C6 GT4 is in the $200-300k (125-150k euros) range. Its probably a better contender for GT4 than an X-Bow, though.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Well, if those other cars cost too much, you can get a C6 GT4 for a lot less. It's probably about $70K itself.
        • 6 Years Ago
        niccceee. I'm dying to see all of these light "track day" cars in a race series. Lotus, Radical, KTM, etc... It could be a new amazing series but no one has stepped up yet really.

        The FIA GT4 is a good step in the direction but something really needs to happen it could be an amazing class with manufacturer involvement but a lack of massive costs
        • 6 Years Ago
        LS2LS7 posting a comment about a corvette on a completely unrelated article? This cant be right!
        • 6 Years Ago
        There are two factory X-Bows running in FIA GT4.

        http://www.gt4cup.com/

        They've run in Silverstone, Monza, and Oschersleben so far. They are dominating GT4 Light, which is a subclass that only includes the X-Bows and some lotuses. Against all the other GT4 cars, which include Astons, Z4s, Mustangs, and a 350Z, they are doing fairly average.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Hehehe ... yeah ... an X-Bow costs $70,000, where any of the other cars in GT4 cost upwards of $400,000. Talk about bang for the buck.

        Depending on which way the wind blows, in the winter I might actually see if I can get KTM to ship an X-Bow in parts so I can sneak it under kit car registration here in Virginia. I simply won't trailer a car around -- that's too much hassle -- if I could drive it on the road, that'd be great anyway, since you can only go to the track so many times per year.

        Oh, and how awesome it'd be to drive a race car on the public road... :D