KTM/Audi collab coming to fruition

Way back in April, amidst all the cooing of the new TT, AutoExpress reported that motorcycle manufacture KTM was collaborating with Audi to make a lightweight roadster, squarely aimed at the Elise crowd. The stats were enough to make your pants tight: liberal use of carbon fiber to bring weight down around 2,600 lbs., a naught to 60 time of under six-seconds, all while returning 50 MPG. We were excited. Then we caught wind that the VW GX3 was never going to come to market, due to pesky lawyers and liability issues, and we assumed the same fate would be beset on Ingolstat's offering.

Not the case.

Our friends over at the German Car Blog came upon an interview with KTM exec Stefan Pierir in the Deutschland Austrian rag, Der Standard. He let the details slip that Dallara, a notable racing company, is in on the design and that the project is a go for spring of '07, with 1,000 cars to be produced annually.

All we need now is a dollar figure so we can start selling off underutilized organs.

[Source: Der Standard via The German Car Blog]

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