KTM teases X-Bow GT4 racer – IAB Report
Posted on: Dec 16, 2014 - 6:53pm IST
Powered by a 320 hp 2.0-litre TFSI engine (Volkswagen derived).
The KTM X-Bow GT might have been joined by equally interesting track tools in the segment (read Ariel Atom, BAC Mono, etc.), but it is certainly one of the most intriguing products ever made. To make things even better, KTM has joined forces with Reiter Engineering to make the race version of the X-Bow.
Called X-Bow GT4, the vehicle is made to compete in GT4 European series and Pirelli World Challenge races. It is powered by a 2.0-litre TFSI petrol engine (Volkswagen derived) that produces 320 hp of maximum power and comes mated to a 6-speed sequential gearbox.
The new front-end (which is the only angle visible in the teaser picture) shows a new design, a carbon fibre member (splitter), and an enclosed cockpit behind with a big wing at the rear. It is said to be made on a carbon-fibre monocoque so expect it to be lighter than the already-light road-going X-bow.
Although the Austrian manufacturer is yet to announce other details, the fact that KTM will need to have a road version of the vehicle (a specific number for FIA’s homologation under GT4 category) makes it a very interesting proposition. The GT4 racer will be introduced next year.