• Feb 24, 2011
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Long ago, we told you that the KTM X-Bow was coming to the United States in street-legal form. Now, the magic moment is upon us – the Audi-powered, carbon fiber X-Bow is available now as a special construction vehicle kit car through British Racing Group, LLC.

The X-Bow is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged Audi four-cylinder with direct injection, good for 240 horsepower. While 240 hp isn't exactly astronomical by anyone's standards, the X-Bow's Formula 1-style carbon fiber monocoque chassis means it'll shoot to 60 miles per hour in less than four seconds. This lightweight chassis also helps the X-Bow pull 1.5g on a skidpad if you're running track tires. When you finally manage to terrify yourself and your passenger, as you inevitably will, huge Brembo brakes will bring you to a halt from 60 mph in just 99 feet.

To get the car legal for stateside use, KTM has to import the X-Bow as a kit car, which means supplying the Audi powerplant is up to you. To get your hands on one, contact British Racing Group, where you'll get an estimated purchase price proposal from one of the customer relations specialists.



[Sources: British Racing Group via Lotus Talk]


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      • 3 Years Ago
      If anyone is thinking about this and gets a quote, could you post the quoted price in the comment (with the engine if possible). I've been stalking this car, but I live in NYC right now, so getting something that just can't be driven in the city is out of the question (for now).
      • 3 Years Ago
      they want $100k - and they must install the motor for you.
      that is about $40k more than in Europe.
      so they take the car from ktm, tear it down in the UK, then reassemble it in the USA.
      for the tear down and reassembly and importing, they charge you the $40k
      • 3 Years Ago
      In fact, just save 90 thousand dollars and buy yourself a shifter kart:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gx7Zw4Opnjs
      • 3 Years Ago
      Just had an idea, why not switch the 2.0TFSI with a 2.5TFSI from TTRS and RS3

      It's not that much bigger and can pump 400hp easily
      • 3 Years Ago
      I hate it, I loathe it, I despise it, but only for its price
      • 3 Years Ago
      Ha,ha,ha AMAZING ! 1.5 g's ! 60 to 0 -- 99 ft !
      • 3 Years Ago
      Any word on pricing?
        • 3 Years Ago
        While I do adore this beast of a machine, 95k is way too much money for that.
        • 3 Years Ago
        re - eee - thats a bit steep $95k, can't you do a engineless 'grey import' and supply your own engine State side or would that wind up the 'Fun Police'?

        Sorry I have no idea how US Customs works with imports but there's always a 'loop hole' to exploit if you look harder enough!
        • 3 Years Ago
        according to the forum post, starting around $95k
      • 3 Years Ago
      Black Stig lives!
      • 3 Years Ago
      Source your own powertrain? This calls for a Busa V8!

      or simply a small block... it'll fit
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks awesome, but at 95k this has to be the biggest rip off in the car world.
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