• Mar 4, 2011
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The KTM X-Bow is nearing its stateside launch as a special-interest vehicle kit car, and pricing for the track-ready toy has just been announced. For the basic "Street" model, expect to lay down a whopping $88,500 greenbacks.

If the lowest-end X-Bow is too soft for you, be prepared to shell out quite a bit of cash for the upgrades. The Clubsport version will command $103,500, the Superlight will set you back $134,500 and the top-of-the-line GT4 will carry a very hefty $139,000 sticker. In case you were wondering, that's Porsche 911 GT3 RS money. That price does not include the Audi engine and transaxle, which will cost buyers an extra $7,900 since the X-Bow can't be sold as a complete car in the United States.

By contrast, the Ariel Atom starts at $49,980 here in the U.S., again without any associated go-bits. Of course, that's for the most-basic 200-horsepower model, so it may be a little unfair to compare the X-Bow directly with the Atom. If you go for the Ariel Atom V8 when that makes its Stateside debut, look at plopping down around $160,000. Follow the jump for the full details in KTM's press release.



[Source: KTM]
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KTM X-Bow
PRICELIST USA

X-BOW "STREET" $88,500
X-BOW "CLUBSPORT" $103,500
X-BOW "SUPERLIGHT"$134,500
X-BOW "GT4" $139,000

Optional Equipment Overview:
Mech. locking differential $4,290
Removable steering wheel $1,690
Wheels with central locking $2,490
Integrated ChaseCam DIVA 2 Camera System $4,490
Airjack System $TBA
"R" Package $TBA
Individual Powerpart™ and Powerwear™ accessory and part costs can be found on the British Racing Group online webstore at
www.shop.britishracinggroup.com.

The X-Bow pricing above reflects a complete "Roller". The X-Bow is sold in the US minus engine and transaxle. The KTM OEM
drivetrain package including engine and transaxle can be purchased and installed by an approved installation partner for approximately
$7,900 USD, applicable to all models.

Pricing includes Airfreight and ground transport to our delivery facilities.

The North American specification KTM X-Bow is classified as a special construction vehicle by the EPA, NHSTA and individual state
departments of transportation. As such, it is sold without engine and transaxle. The engine and transaxle specified in this and associated
documents is the suggested drivetrain for North American consumers. British Racing Group LLC and Hangar 111 make no
representations as to an individuals ability to register the X-Bow or any of it's derivatives for road use due to varying requirements from
jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Special licensing procedures likely apply. For specific requirements, please contact your state's governing
agency. Licensing and registration of the X-Bow is the sole responsibility of the buyer.

Operating a vehicle in motorsport, track or competitive conditions and venues may be hazardous. Such use exposes the occupants to
extreme conditions and the possibility of injury, sometimes sever and can result in death. Any use of the X-Bow should be performed
with this in mind. By operating the car, the occupants accept this liability and absolve British Racing Group, LLC, it's installation partners,
Hangar 111 and KTM, AG of all liabilities that may result from the use of the vehicle. Proper training, equipment and licensing is strongly
recommended.

British Racing Group LLC, Hangar 111 and KTM, AG reserve the right to alter specifications including but not limited to; standard and
optional equipment, suggested drivetrain specification, pricing, etc. without prior notice. British Racing Group, LLC is an official dealer
and North American representative for Hangar 111, Limited.


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  • 32 Comments
      • 3 Years Ago
      As amazing as the X-Bow is, I cant see it being worth $88 g's. Ouch, baby, very ouch.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Oh, GT3 RS please
      • 3 Years Ago
      hahaha $100K and I can't drive it on PCH? I'll take a new M5 instead...
      • 3 Years Ago
      Why is everyone saying what they'd rather buy instead? As much as I agree with all of you, I don't think KTM's plan was to ever appeal to the ordinary track-day enthusiast. This is simply a toy for the very wealthy, of which most of us are not. There are plenty of affluent folks in the States that could easily purchase an X-Bow without putting much thought into it. Those are the people they're after, and like most expensive & exclusive vehicles, I doubt they'll have trouble selling them.
      • 3 Years Ago
      That car's front still makes me think of this:

      http://moviecarpet.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/rango.jpg
      • 3 Years Ago
      I see that they have a 'street' model, but does that mean it's street legal in the US or is that just some trim level term?
        • 3 Years Ago
        It depends on your local laws. Since it's officially a kit car, the official word is to check your state's requirements on legalizing a kit car. From what I understand from an X-Bow dealer, it's doable. The car comes with the basic bits that are usually required for street legal kit cars (e.g. mirrors, lights, etc.)
      • 3 Years Ago
      I remember a while back there was a comparo between the Atom and the X-Bow, and the conclusion was that the Atom handles better than the X-Bow and at the time faster. IIRC it takes a mid-level Atom to match the acceleration of the X-Bow, but even then the Atom is still cheaper than the X-Bow.

      Either way might was well get the DP1, since that's even more capable...
        • 3 Years Ago
        Is the DP1 in customer hands yet?
      • 3 Years Ago
      Jesus H mother of god! Expensive!!!
        Carlos
        • 3 Years Ago
        Don't you guys know the H stands for Herold, like the song Herold be thy name.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I really do not think that 88K is a lot of money for a large corporation. I think Autoblog should ask AOL to buy this car and have a promotion here on Autoblog. That will get the buzz all across the web going and give Autoblog a huge boost in ratings.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm in love with this car!
        • 3 Years Ago
        Im in love with my car
        Gotta feel for my automobile
        Get a grip on my boy racer rollbar
        Such a thrill when your radials squeal

      • 3 Years Ago
      "Ariel Atom starts at $49,980 here in the U.S.....the Ariel Atom V8 when that makes its Stateside debut, look at plopping down around $160,000."

      HOLY shart balls thats expensive!!!?

      Thats 911 Turbo territory or two and a half Cayman R's or two Z06's...they must be making a killing off that V8 Atom!
        • 3 Years Ago
        Think about the R&D required to design your own high revving V8. That's why it costs $160k.
        • 3 Years Ago
        It's also absurdly fast. The Atom is roughly 1,300 lbs. Now put 500 hp in there. That's Veyron beating power-to-weight.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I have extensive experience with this car and am bewildered that there is no review that points out the very weak rear frame.... cast aluminum and the insanely short rear suspension arms. Makes for very unpredictable handling. Nice monococque. The rest is better done by Maclaren...... Even the wheels are just gravity cast not forged.... ugh. This has been available in Europe with no major updates for 3 years......
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