• Feb 12, 2009

Click above to view the ABT X-Bow in high resolution

Think of the most extreme vehicles on the road, and if you're brushed up on your adventurous automobiles, the KTM X-Bow should come to mind. Made by the Austrian motorcycle manufacturer and looking something like a Transformer caught between car and robot modes, the X-Bow is about as extreme as they come. So ABT has decided to tinker with it a bit.

The result of the German tuning firm's poking and prying is a boost to the 2.0-liter TFSI mill from the standard 240 horsepower, which was good enough to propel the lightweight track-day special to 60 in 3.9 seconds, up to 300 horsepower, which should be enough to tear your face right off. Now if you're thinking that the X-Bow is already in such high demand that ABT isn't likely to get its hands on one, think again: the tuning house will act as the X-Bow's official sales and service agent. Hilarity, in the form of wicked tail-slides and curb assaults, should ensue.


[Source: ABT Sportsline]


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      Kumail
      • 5 Years Ago
      i want to see a comparo of this and the atom.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @Kumail
        I was just going to say, it would be interesting to see a comparison of this vs. an Ariel Atom
        • 5 Years Ago
        @Kumail
        Exactly. I don't know what the hype about the X bow is all about. I mean its not as good looking as the Atom, and it looks a bit heavier too. Not to mention it runs a VW mill vs. the Honda K20 block. (you can argue all you want, but Honda makes the best Inline 4s on Earth, read below for why.) I'm voting for the Ariel, just cause it looks more purposed, this X bow has too much body cladding.

        I know, i know, Ecotecs make slightly more torque, but an engine is so much more then figures, Ecotecs aren't as Rev happy, and plus as ricer as it sounds; you have to admit the feeling of Vtec kicking in is fun, and trying to maintain the high revs is sickeningly enjoyable.
      • 5 Years Ago
      easy.

      2.0tfsi 240hp means it has the K04 from the ED30

      tuned by revo technik more than 350 ponies and 340 pounds of twist, and you guys are crying because it doesnt have a POS vtec engine ?

      which is 200hp and 140 lb/ft of torque....

      just imagine 340lb/ft at 2000 rpm in a car with that weight.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I'm not a Honda fanboy, I love cars of all countries. I respect the LS9, I love Ferrari V8s, BMW's I6s.

        But you have to give credit where credit is due, Honda is probably the best inline 4 producer; 14 million Vtec equipped engines built in the last couple of decades, not ONE Vtec mechanical problem claimed on warranty. Which is much more then i can say about modern VW engineering (old Bugs ran forever), which is known for less then favourable reliability. (Look at the Touareg's horrendous reliability)

        S2000's F20C is probably the most powerful production NA inline 4 engine available. (Best power/displacement ratio).

        • 5 Years Ago
        ls2ls7 did you even read the article?

        or did you read what i wrote ?

        the article says the abt tuned car has 300 hp reflashed by abt.

        i said reflashed by revo technik (google it) the car has +350hp and 340lb/ft with flash and the rebuild kit of the high preassure pump (i know i have a 2.0tfsi engine)

        all torque from 2000rpm all the way up to 7500rpm

        so i rather prefer the 2.0 tfsi engine than any k20 or f20c, as a matter of fact the 2.0tfsi won 3 years straight best engine award.

        it was the first direct injection gasoline engine and is very reliable
        • 5 Years Ago
        It doesn't have 350HP, it has 240.