Thursday, July 17, 2008

KTM X-Bow

2008 KTM X-Bow
KTM Press Release

2008 KTM X-BowThe motorcycle specialist manufacturer KTM celebrated the world premiere of its first-ever car at the Geneva Motor Show in 2007 when the X-Bow was born. The company sounded out the exclusive lightweight sports car market with an aggressive design and a spectacular concept, complete with carbon fibre monocoque and purist, minimalist fittings.

Following an overwhelmingly positive response from sports car enthusiasts and motoring media all around the world, the decision was made to go ahead with further development for the series production model of the KTM X-Bow.

Now, on the anniversary of that world premiere, KTM exhibits the results of the continued development, showing the production-ready version of the KTM X-Bow for the first time and in the exclusive form of the 'X-Bow Dallara' which will be a limited-edition of just 100 units.

2008 KTM X-BowIt says a lot about the dedication of the KTM engineers and testifies that the concept was so 'right', that the series production model unveiled at Geneva stage looks so similar to the original car. The original character of the KTM X-Bow is not watered down with only a few concessions to meet technical, legal and practical requirements. The central inlet to the air box is higher and larger and alterations to the instrument panel are the most noticeable changes.

The original spirit of the KTM X-Bow is retained and it is still 'ready to race'. The first series production vehicles for customers will be seen on the road in the late summer of 2008 (northern hemisphere).

Technical Specifications

Engine: 2.0-litre four-cylinder
Aspiration: Turbocharged
Maximum Power: 179 kW (240 hp)
Maximum Torque: 310 Nm (229 lb-ft)
Transmission: Six-speed manual
Drivetrain: Rear-wheel drive

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