KTM X-bow: first images

Special Cars 27 Feb 2007
KTM X-bow: first images

Prior to the world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show, KTM has released the preliminary specifications and the official pictures of of its X-Bow sportscar, taken during some racetracks tests of the working prototype.

Powered by a 1.8 liters Audi and thanks to the lightweight construction, the X-Bow is capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.9 seconds.


The extreme sportscar developed by Austrian motorcycles manufacturer features a "naked" look with a design language that is similar to KTM’s two-wheelers counterparts, featuring sharp edges and straight cutlines. Even the black-orange colour scheme is typical of KTM’s products.


The minimalistic body panels leave the carbon fiber structure exposed; this makes the X-bow appear like a 4-wheels motorcycle.

After its debut, the first 100 units will be manufactured by Italian Dallara and the entry-level price will be approx. 40,000 euros. In case of success, KTM should start a limited series production in 2008 (about 500 units per year).


This set of photographs follows the static shots of a 1:2.5 scale model (see below) which were released at the beginning of February.

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Above: images of the 1:2.5 scale model

The KTM X-Bow will be officially unveiled at the next Geneva Motor Show.

KTM X-Bow – Technical specifications

Type Inline-4-cylinder, 16 valves, with direct fuel injection system (FSI), turbo-charger and intercooler
Displacement 1984 cc
Max. Power kW (HP) 162 (220) at
@ 5900 rpm
Max. Torque 300 Nm (221 ft-lbs) @ 2200-4000 rpm
Bore & stroke mm 82,5 x 92,8
Emission standard Euro 4
Acceleration 0-100 kph (62 mph): 3.91 seconds
Top speed kph (mph): 217 (135)
Braking distance

100-0 kph (warm)

m (f) 33,1 (109)

Aerodynamic downforce

48 kg at 100 kph

193 kg at 200 kph

Length mm 3670
Width mm 1870
Height mm 1160
Wheelbase mm 2430
Center of gravity mm 400
Track front/rear mm 1644/1624
Kerb weight kg (lbs) 700 (1,543)
Weight distribution front/rear 37/63

Front: 205/40 R17

Rear: 235/40 R18

Powertrain / Chassis
Transmission Rear-wheel-drive with mechanical slip differential
Gearbox 6-speed-manual

Brake system


Front.: 4-piston-caliper

Rear.: 2-piston-caliper

Brake-disk diameter


mm 305/262

(Source: Leftlane News, Autoblog.it, Jalopnik)

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