KTM renders 320-hp X-Bow GT4

About a month ago KTM announced the development of a new racecar in conjunction with Reiter Engineering, which we know mostly from its Lamborghini FIA GT racers. Based on the X-Bow, the renderings so far show the exterior gets a fully enclosed cockpit, some serious wheel arches and a giant wing hanging off the back; the front aspect reminds us of the Gumpert Apollo. It doesn't have a name yet, but is being engineered to run in both the SRO GT4 European racing series and the GT-S class in the Pirelli World Challenge.

The Audi-sourced 2.0-liter TSFI engine will churn out roughly 320 horsepower and get it up to speed via a Holinger six-speed sequential gearbox, a racing ABS system slows everything down. Reiter doesn't quote final numbers yet, waiting to find out what the balance-of-power regulations in both series' will dictate.

The new racer will be sold and maintained by Reiter, and should be ready for next year's racing season. The press release below has a few more details.
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15.12.2014 - The announcement from Reiter Engineering GmbH & Co KG and KTM Sportcar GmbH that they are working on a new KTM racing car has caused quite a stir in the racing scene. Now there are further details for all those interested in putting their trust in a GT4 racing car from Reiter Engineering in the coming year, one that is homologated from SRO and Pirelli World Challenge.

The new rendering by KISKA points to the final design of the KTM racing car. The vehicle showcases the typically futuristic KTM design. Not only is the overall design impressive, but the technology behind the completely redesigned exterior will be state-of-the-art.

Hans Reiter, proprietor of Reiter Engineering explains further: "In the first stage we homologate the new racing car for both the SRO GT4 and the Pirelli World Challenge GT-S classes!" The new KTM racing car will generate approximately 320hp with the well-known 2.0 liter TFSI engine, which is coupled with a sequential six-speed gearbox from Holinger, naturally with paddle shift. "In addition there is also a racing ABS system. When it comes to the weight we are orienting ourselves on the current SRO GT4 practice. Ultimately however we have to wait to see how much balance weight and horsepower the SRO and the Pirelli World Challenge assigns us as part of the 'Balance of Performance'."

Price-wise the GT4 racer, which is exclusively prepared and available from Reiter Engineering, should be in the range of the SRO rules for GT4. According to Reiter, "When you reflect on what the customer is being offered here in terms of the most modern racing technology, together with a very impressive safety concept, then you can really speak about it being exceptionally good value for money. Since the new car is based on the KTM X-BOW, the customer is going to get a racing car that has now been tested on the world's racing circuits for six years. Our next major milestone will be the SRO BOP test in the coming spring."

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