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For the first time ever, the KTM X-BOW is now available to be road registered in Australia, available exclusively through Simply Sports Cars & Motorline Queensland. With unique styling and ballistic performance it will turn heads and win nearly any traffic light showdown. At home, whether on the road or racetrack, this car is for those who love a pure driving experience.
For the first buyers of an X-BOW you will also join us on the Ultimate Track Tour in Europe to drive on Nurburgring, Spa-Francorchamps & the RedBull Ring. Plus get exclusive access to a X-BOW Battle weekend & behind the scenes guided tour plus lots more. Find out more on our blog
Ready to Race. Road or Track
Revolutionary. Puristic. Radical.
The production KTM X-BOW is KTM’s interpretation of a super sports car for the 21st century.
"We took the idea of a spartan, lightweight sports car reduced to the bare essentials and transfered it into the new millennium – with as many technological innovations as possible"
KTM CEO Stefan Pierer.
KTM X-Bow R
$169,990 plus govt charges
The KTM X-BOW R has been designed to the very last detail as an uncompromising driving machine. Many of the conventional elements aimed purely at comfort have been omitted. Dispensing with a roof and the windscreen, as well as the omission of air-conditioning and entertainment systems all takes a little getting used to. This allows concentration on the most important aspect: the driving experience.
Here are the Australian Reviews
- 0-100 km/h in 3.9 seconds.
- Maximum speed 231 km/h.
- 100-0 km/h in just 32.9 metres.
- 2.0-litre TFSI engine from Audi with direct injection, turbocharge & charge air cooling which produces 220kW @ 6,400 rpm & 400Nm @ 3200 rpm.
- 790 kg without fuel.
- Almost 200 kg of downforce generated at 200 km/h.
- Completely flat racing underbody derived from formula racing vehicles.
- On the front axle, the chassis derived directly from formula racing has compression damping with high and low-speed settings, as well as adjustable rebound damping.
- Brembo brake system.
- 4 point safety harness for passenger and driver combined with roll bars that can withstand 2.5 times the weight of the vehicle.
- Monocoque made completely from composite carbon fibre material.
- 11.90L/100km's urban, 6.84L/100km's extra urban - 8.69L/100km's combined.
KTM X-Bow R - Options
The KTM X-BOW R has various factory options available for those who want to take things a little further. You can spec your KTM X-BOW R with numerous upgrades and/or options to create your ultimate X-Bow
- Large rear spoiler.
- Large front splitter.
- Front tow hook.
- Front fender aero 'flicks'.
- Side 'protection drops'.
- Carbon fibre racing windshield.
- Carbon fibre racing seat headrests (suitable for a HANS® system)
other options are also available contact us for further details
KTM X-Bow R
0-100 in 3.9 SECS
SUPER SPORTS CAR TECHNOLOGY FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
In only 18 months, the specialists at Italian sports car manufacturer Dallara, the composites experts Wethje, the think tank KTM Technologies and engine partner Audi created what is probably the most exciting super sports car of our time. The extraordinary styling came from Gerald Kiska and the team at Kiska Design, who created an iconic modern sports car.
On the essentials
READY TO RACE – This not only applies to KTM motorcycles, but also to the X-BOW. When developing the “R” the focus was on improving both performance data and overall performance. Even more extreme, even faster and even more impressive than previous models. The result is quite outstanding.
Form follows function. The KTM X-BOW R has been designed down to the very last detail as an uncompromising driving machine. Many of the conventional elements aimed purely at comfort have been omitted. No roof, no cupholders, no windscreen or even air-conditioning and entertainment system. It all takes a little getting used to, but it allows concentration on the most important aspect: the driving experience!
Safety and performance
The KTM X-BOW is the world’s first production vehicle to boast a monocoque made completely from composite carbon fibre material – a trailblazing and pioneering technology, previously reserved exclusively for racing vehicles. Together with Dallara, the specialists at KTM Technologies succeeded in adapting this technology for application in series production.
The crash box at the nose of the vehicle provides for additional safety. Thanks to its carbon-aluminium sandwich construction, it even complies with the strict safety regulations of the FIA-GT and Formula 3. Add things like safety harnesses for passenger and driver combined with roll bars that can withstand 2.5 times the weight of the vehicle and you have a very safe vehicle.
Four layers of carbon fibre, epoxy resin, elaborate handiwork, autoclave technology: All come together to produce the twin-wall, two-part, extremely lightweight carbon monocoque, which is manufactured by composite-fibre specialists in Germany. The result is a carbonfibre construction that provides highest levels of safety, but only weighs 80 kilogrammes – with an unbelievably high torsional stiffness of 35.000 Nm/rad.
AUDI ENGINE TECHNOLOGY
PERFORMANCE AND EFFICIENCY
The rear end of the KTM X-BOW R accommodates a 300 hp, 2.0-litre TFSI engine from premium manufacturer Audi. The state-of-the-art power unit works with gasoline direct injection and combines the dynamics of turbocharging with highly effective charge air cooling. Alongside outstanding power and torque characteristics, the four cylinder engine surprises above all with its minimal fuel consumption: only 8.3 litres per 100 km in the MVEG cycle.
Naturally, there’s an extensive range of accessories for the KTM X-BOW R. Above all, for those X-BOW owners who like to put their vehicle through its paces on the racetrack there are plenty of options available.
KTM X-Bow R
designed for racing
THE ULTIMATE WEAPON IN THE FIGHT FOR ONE HUNDREDTHS
Horses from Maranello? Steeds from Zuffenhausen? Stars from Stuttgart? Bulls from Sant’Agata? Or rather three letters from Mattighofen? If you want to take on the best, you need to be well prepared.
Perfectly by hand
The KTM X-BOW has been manufactured in a special-purpose plant in Graz since June 2008. One of the world’s most modern limited-production vehicle facilities, built in accordance with the latest standards.
KTM developed ingenious warehousing, special transport logistics (including specially designed transport containers for the valuable carbon-fibre parts) and special assembly technologies. Around 100 examples of the KTM X-BOW are produced with the greatest precision every year by a small team of specialists.
However, despite the revolutionary nature of what is probably the most extraordinary super sports car of our time, it is still assembled by hand. Every X-BOW is built with the greatest of care and specific know-how, in compliance with the strictest quality criteria.
The whole factory is certified according to ISO standards. Each operation is recorded and logged electronically – even the torque values of every single tightened bolt are automatically archived. So it’s not surprising that the vehicles, which have been sold all around the world, continue to impress the exclusive circle of X-BOW owners.
A Test Drive
Experience this truly unique vehicle that can be road registered in Australia. Whether you are looking for a rare vehicle to cruise around town in or a track weapon, the KTM X-Bow is ready.