THE RAZOR SHARP X-BOW R
The X-BOW R sports car is the most incredible high performance vehicle you can buy in Australia today.
A layout that is like an open wheel racing car. As soon as you take the body panels off, you will marvel at the custom made carbon fibre tub and racing car like design.
You can road register a KTM X-BOW in Australia with its super light carbon fibre body weighing approx 800kgs. It’s exhilarating to drive at 50km/h or 150km/h.
A SPORTS CAR FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
A race car for the road.
The X-BOW R 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 transferred it into the new millennium – with as many technological innovations as possible”
KTM CEO Stefan Pierer.
KTM XBOW R
The X-BOW design concept is focused on only including elements that directly add to the performance and function. KTM has trimmed away or left everything else off.
They assembled the best suppliers of the necessary components and use the strongest, lightest and most advanced materials available. However, no other car epitomises the term “super sports car” as thoroughly and uncompromisingly as the KTM X-Bow.
KTM X-BOW GT
The variation designed by KISKA is the GT which can be driven without a helmet. The GT has an elegant, frameless windscreen construction, which wraps protectively around the driver and passenger in the same way as a helmet visor.
It retains the pure driving experience of an X-BOW and looks incredible.
X-BOW uses cutting edge racing technology.
X-BOW SPORTS CAR REVIEWS
“I’ve never driven anything that feels so sharp and connected”
“absolutely wonderful, hugely addictive and almost telepathic to drive”
“…driving it on a twisty section of road or a billiard-smooth racetrack on a warm and sunny day – there are very few machines that come close to delivering the kind of unfiltered thrills and telepathic engagement between man and machine that the KTM does…”
“…you feel that connected to the car and road that you have complete command of where the car is and where it’s going to go. No boaty, wishy-washy comfort suspension mode here to cushion your posterior and dull your senses, but why would you want to be disconnected when you’ve got all this fun on tap?…”
“…That, combined with the user engagement of the six-speed box, and the raw, mechanical soundtrack, simply wills the driver on. It’s scintillating stuff on the road…”
“…this is a driving experience like nothing else currently road-legal in Australia. Even at walking pace, the X-Bow R feels poised for an assault on the future…”
THE MOST FOCUSSED SPORTS CAR YOU CAN BUY
The X-BOW has a raft of standard inclusions but can also be customised to suit your usage from an extensive catalogue.
A race car like interior
Make no mistake, the X-BOW has been designed for a single purpose. in mind – driving.
This is the only sports car that will make you feel like a racing driver every single time you sit behind the wheel.
The cockpit is focussed with an adjustable pedal box, quick shift gear leaver and digital display.
Composite carbon fibre monoque
The X-BOW is the world’s first production vehicle to have a monocoque made completely from composite carbon fibre material.
Normally used in formula racing vehicles it is now available in a sports car in Australia.
The carbon aluminium sandwich construction of the front crashbox structure even complies with FIA GT and Formula 3 safety regulations.
Razor sharp handling
You get nothing but razor sharp handling with an X-BOW sports car. The racing wishbone suspension set up has adjustable rebound and compression damping (high and low speed)
Combined with the non-assisted steering it means you can feel everything through the wheel & place the car precisely.
Choice of manual or DSG
X-BOW has a choice of transmissions with a traditional manual gearbox or DSG transmission with paddle shift.
Each transmission is perfectly matched to deliver lightening fast gear changes and deliver driver enjoyment.
Just like current F1 drivers the paddle shift lets you change gears at the press of a button.
While other sports cars have wings, ducts and other elements to create downforce, the X-BOW keeps things simple.
Using formula racing vehicle expertise the underfloor is completely flat, combined with the front integrated wing and a rear diffuser it can generate up to 200kgs of downforce.
You get grip, grip and more grip the more you push.
The Brembo brake system has four-pixton, fixed calliper front brakes and two-piston, fixed calliper discs on the rear.
It means the X-BOW only needs 32.9 meters to brake from 100km/h to 0.
Turning, changing direction and stopping are the cornerstone elements you need for great lap times.
Tough drivetrain and transmission
The manual 6 speed gearbox and turbo charged engine from Audi is tried and tested from global production.
Together with a limited slip differential and the X-BOW’s weight of less than 900kgs you get incredible performance to match the handling precision.
It also makes servicing, maintenance and upgrades relatively easy to perform.
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!
WORLD FIRST ACHIEVEMENTS
Crash box structure
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.
The KTM X-BOW is powered by a 300 hp, 2.0-litre TFSI engine from leading global 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 with its minimal fuel consumption: only 8.3 litres per 100 km in the MVEG cycle.
The KTM X-BOW is manufactured in a special-purpose plant that is one of the world’s most modern limited-production vehicle facilities.
Every X-BOW is built by hand. The 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.
X-BOW VEHICLE MANAGEMENT
Simply Sports Cars gives every X-BOW owner access to a choice of vehicle management options. This includes;
- Storage and maintenance.
- Event or track day transport.
- Driver training.
- Vehicle upgrades & modifications.
- Track set up assistance.
TRACK DAY READY
Sure, there are lots of cars you can take to a track day. Although why compromise when you can have a purpose built machine that is focussed on delivering speed, just like a race car, but can be driven home again.
X-BOW R PRICING
KTM X-BOW R
- 220kW @ 6,400 rpm
- 400Nm @3,200 rpm
- Weighs 790kg without fuel
- Up to 200kgs of downforce
- Completely flat racing underbody
- Brembo braking system
- 4 point safety harness
- 2.0 TFSI Audi Turbocharged engine with charge cooling
- Manual gearbox (optional DSG)
- Safety roll bars can withstand up to 2.5 times the weight of the vehicle
- Monocoque made completely from composite carbon fibre material
- Sports air filter
- Sports exhaust
- Quick shifter
- Racing rear wing
- Racing headlight covers
- Alcantara steering wheel
CLUB RACER PACK
- Sports air filter with carbon fibre airbox
- Race exhaust with cat converter
- Quick shifter
- Racing rear wing
- Racing headlight covers
- Alcantara steering wheel
- Race inspired front slitter
- Adjustable push rods
- Lightweight racing wheels
- Racing windshield
- Tow hooks
- Power upgrade to 268kW
ARE YOU A DRIVING ENTHUSIAST?
Use your X-BOW sports car every week of the year
The biggest problem we know that faces many sports car owners is where or how can they use it and explore its full potential. Modern sports cars have so much performance that normal road driving isn’t really enough.
When you buy a KTM X-BOW from Simply Sports Cars you get access to an annual event calendar of driving events. You can choose to do track days, targa tarmac rally events, driving training and even casual motorsport, our dealership makes it possible.
What is the difference between a X-BOW R and X-BOW GT
The KTM X-BOW R was initially designed as a formula open-wheeler type of driving experience. So just like Formula 1,2 or 3 racing cars the driver is exposed to the elements & the vehicle is focussed on high performance driving.
The body shape, engine, transmission, driveline and suspension of a KTM X-BOW has been designed with performance before looks. This means there are exposed elements, sharp angles and open ducts which allows airflow and a focus on aerodynamics compared to swooping curves or pretty body shapes.
The main difference between the X-BOW R and GT is the inclusion of a front windscreen which wraps around the cockpit. The windscreen adds a touch of practicality to the X-BOW which makes it easier to use for daily driving while retaining its high performance design.
Frequently asked questions about the KTM X-BOW
Yes a KTM X-BOW can be legally road registered in Australia. There is only a very low quantity able to be sold each year which maintains its exclusivity and creates the opportunity for road registration.
It isn’t compulsory to wear a helmet, but we do include one with every vehicle sold. The X-BOW sits quite low to the ground so there is the chance a stone or other road debris could be flicked up towards the cockpit.
You can specify the X-BOW in either manual or automatic transmission which uses Audi’s latest gearbox technology.
Yes the X-BOW can be used on race tracks in Australia. Australian owners of X-BOW regularly take their cars to Sydney Motorsport Park, Wakefield Raceway and other circuits.
The 2021 X-BOW R is available for sale in Australia with a choice of manual or DSG paddle shift transmission.