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.
|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|
|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)|
100-0 kph (warm)
m (f) 33,1 (109)
48 kg at 100 kph
193 kg at 200 kph
|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|
(Source: Leftlane News, Autoblog.it, Jalopnik)