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At the moment KTM is working intensively on the 2011model of its super sports car X-BOW. The first ever small series manufactured and street legal homologated car with a carbon fibre monocoque has been sold around 500 times since its launch in 2008. Around 50 X-BOW partners throughout Europe and currently ten importers globally look after sports car enthusiasts all over the world in order to supply the only 790 kilogram light, 240 horsepower strong extreme athlete.
After having been on the market for approximately two years now, the KTM X-BOW line-up will be supplemented with the introduction of the “R” model in the upcoming year. The engine for this even more powerful version comes again from Audi – but it will be exactly the same engine used among others in the actual Audi S3.
Changes to the engine electronics and peripheral devices will boost the performance up to 300 horsepower. Additionally, a considerably lower positioning and a modified mounting of the engine will lead to even higher cornering speeds and increased driving precision. In addition, two optional equipment packages should customize the X-BOW “R” as ideally as possible to the requirements of the customers: The road legal and homologated “Sport” package, as well as the “Race” package, which is optimised for track use. The packages each include a vast number of completely new developed parts, which increase the performance of the car dramatically. Many of these parts will be also available separately in the PowerParts program, so all current KTM X-BOW owners will enjoy the benefit of the new developments.
The prototype shown, pictured at a first rollout on the legendary Nürburgring Nordschleife, has nearly all new parts installed, which will raise the enthusiasm amongst the numerous X-BOW customers and which should attract many more new customers.
Detailed information, prices and pictures will follow at the beginning of next year.
The cult X-BOW of the Austrian motorbike manufacturer KTM and ABT Sportsline are now together. This is because the unique sports motorbike is now available from the exclusive Allgäu tuner. As a large outlet partner, the tuner professionals take on not just the sale of the X-BOW, but also all the service work on the vehicle. And for anyone who wants to give the road racer an additional course of power treatment, the engineers at ABT are currently working on a suitable power increase for the X-BOW.
With the X-BOW the cooperation between KTM and ABT Sportsline has reached a new high: the vehicle bridges the gap between the road and motor sport, thereby embodying the ideals of ABT. The X-BOW is extremely innovative and dynamic – the car sprints to 100 km/h in just 3.9 seconds. The 2.0 TFSI (240 HP/177 kW) engine takes the 790 kilogram light open-air athlete in its stride, ensuring that the sporty vehicle lives up to its name. The X-BOW is actually pronounced “crossbow” and consequently the flat racer also moves as fast as an arrow. With the performance improvements from ABT Sportsline the values are even more impressive: thanks to ABT Power the sports motorbike will soon bring 300 HP (221 kW) onto the road. An extensive datasheet will provide information about the technical key data of the even more powerful Allgäu X-BOW version – once the standard tests have been carried out by ABT.
With lots of carbon and plenty of motor sport technology, KTM has constructed the bike with a road monocoque chassis. As a result the X-BOW also suits ABT Sportsline perfectly. Anyone entertaining the idea of purchasing this special vehicle in the area of southern Bavaria now has a competent partner at their side.