New race car-derived supercar coming


Austrian bike producer KTM expanded into the world of automobiles when it launched the unique X-Bow in 2008.

The X-Bow has undergone a number of updates since then, probably the most important being 2020’s launch of the X-Bow GT2 race automobile, which sports activities an enclosed physique and 600-hp powertrain.

Now KTM is within the midst of growing a supercar derived from the X-Bow GT2, and a prototype has been noticed testing exhausting at Germany’s Nürburgring.

2020 KTM X-Bow GT2 race car

2020 KTM X-Bow GT2 race automobile

It’s going to go by the title X-Bow GT-XR, and in keeping with KTM the automobile will mainly be the GT2 racer fitted with the mandatory necessities for street-legal standing.

This implies a 2.5-liter turbo-5 sourced from Audi might be mounted behind the cabin, and energy the rear wheels by way of a sequential transmission. The engine is tuned to ship 600 hp and 531 lb-ft of torque within the race automobile, although it is not clear if the street automobile will match this efficiency stage.

It is potential the street automobile might be nearer in efficiency to the X-Bow GTX race automobile, a barely tamer model of the X-Bow GT2 that packs 530 hp.

2021 KTM X-Bow GTX race car

2021 KTM X-Bow GTX race automobile

The suspension within the X-Bow GT2 is comprised of push-rods with Sachs dampers. Stopping energy comes from a brake system with six-piston calipers up entrance and 4 pistons on the rear, with the rotors measuring greater than 14 inches in any respect 4 corners. It seems like an analogous setup may also characteristic within the street automobile.

Carbon fiber might be used for the physique and the central monocoque construction, identical to the race automobile. Nevertheless, the street automobile will reportedly be heavier than the two,310-lb dry weight of the race automobile as a consequence of all of the extras required to make it avenue authorized.

Timing for the X-Bow GT-XR hasn’t been talked about however a launch in 2023 in markets the place KTM operates is probably going.


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