• Sep 29, 2008
It was bound to happen, but it hurts nonetheless. The KTM X-Bow is hot off the presses, and it didn't take long for some brand new ones to show up on the 'Ring in Germany with their new owners behind the wheel. That hallowed circuit has led to the demise of more than a few machines, not to mention their drivers, and will inevitably continue to claim casualties as racers test their skills on its winding asphalt. The latest victim is one of the aforementioned German-powered, Austrian-built sportscars from KTM. According to reports, the car spent some time skidding on two wheels -- fitting considering KTM's motorcycle heritage -- before meeting the barrier and coming to an involuntary halt. Fortunately, it appears as if the carbon-heavy structure did its job well and protected the owner and passenger. It breaks the heart, but rest assured, it won't be the last. Click on the cropped pic for full-size shots of the carnage. Thanks for the tip, everyone!
[Source: The Sun]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      lucky guy.

      A. He has an Xbow
      B. He is at the Nurburgring
      C. He isnt dead
        • 6 Years Ago
        So it looks like things are looking up....hahaha

        But I must make a correction....he HAD an X Bow
      • 6 Years Ago
      Yeah! Doesn't look like too much damage from the pictures.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The co-driver has a big grin on his face in the second photo. It appears as though he as having a blast as they grind in the x-bow...always thought grinding was reserved for skateboards. ;-)
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yeah, well, it wasn't his car, so he got to fully enjoy the experience.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I agree, the 2nd picture is pretty cool. and the passenger guy looks like he's smiling in the 2nd pic. wtf? he must know the picture is gonna be badass as they are grinding that barrier.
      • 6 Years Ago
      That second pic could be used for KTM's second car model. The X-Lawn.

      Sorry had to.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'm sure the driver and his passenger are okay, so I don't feel bad saying AHHAHAHHAHAH THAT SECOND PIC IS GOLD!!!!!!!!!
        • 6 Years Ago
        You can definitely put an X on that BOW
        • 6 Years Ago
        epic fail!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      ROFLMAO
      • 6 Years Ago
      The newspaper with these pictures said it's a 200 mph supercar. Ummmm...what?

      Also, I have no idea what he possibly could have done to make it go up on two wheels like that.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Agreed on the shabby news source.

        The ring has a lot of 100+ mph turns -- the X-Bow probably averages the track at 90 mph.

        No traction control + high speed + unfamiliar driver = a bit of oversteer, some overcompensation, a bump, some lift from the airflow going under the car, and a finale of some two wheel lawn care.
      • 6 Years Ago
      If you are going to make a mistake like that you definitely want to get it on film to make it worth it. Kudos.
      • 6 Years Ago
      well that sucks...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Not the way I would want to end up on Autoblog!
      • 6 Years Ago
      I can't even tell which direction they were coming from...
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