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KTM X-Bow Concept Car - August 10, 2007, 01:38 PM





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"KTM draws on its bike expertise to build its first 4-wheeler. "
The X-Bow concept is the first car ever built by KTM, Europe’s second-largest motorcycle maker. The X-Bow’s motorcycle roots are evident in its barebones open construction, which features a carbon-fiber chassis developed by race car builder Dallara. Design house Kiska developed the shape, which is more of an open-wheeled Formula car than a conventional roadster. As such, it does away with many conventional automotive amenities like a sound system and air conditioning.

According to the Austrian cycle maker, the X-Bow allows it to “offer all those who do not have a motorcycle license a driving experience that is typical for the brand.”
KTM teamed up with Audi to develop the 2.0-liter direct-injection turbocharged 4-cylinder engine which produces 220 bhp. A high-output version of 300 bhp is contemplated. The X-Bow is also equipped with a 6-speed manual gearbox, while a Dual Shift Gate (DSG) sequential-shift gearbox that features clutchless operation may be offered later as an option.

Weighing just 1500 lb., the X-Bow is expected to be blindingly fast. The factory estimates 0-60 mph acceleration of less than 4 seconds. This light weight allows KTM to dispense with such features as power steering; the lack of a windshield means no wipers and the elemental nature of the vehicle itself eliminates the need for electronic driving aids.

Designed as a high-performance piece of sporting equipment, the X-Bow has no doors and features seats fitted with 4-point harnesses—the use of these belts and the crash performance of the carbon-fiber chassis mean that airbags aren’t necessary. In keeping with the extreme nature of the X-Bow, KTM has developed suits and helmets to be used by the vehicle’s two occupants. The first cars are expected to go on sale in Europe late this year and a KTM-sponsored race series for the X-Bow is planned for 2008.
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August 10, 2007, 01:41 PM

a mix between the batmobile and a lotus.... i like it


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August 10, 2007, 01:42 PM

Just wait till you see thier ATV'S!!!!!!


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August 10, 2007, 01:44 PM

damn, that is nice. i like it alot. 220, weights just 1500 lbs. NICE!


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August 10, 2007, 01:47 PM

That looks good, very well styled, I love the black on orange.


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damn, that is nice. i like it alot. 220, weights just 1500 lbs. NICE!
That is one heck of a power to weight ratio.... can you say Porsche 356 Carrera GT?


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August 10, 2007, 01:52 PM

theres a couple other Ariel Atom competitors coming out pretty soon...cant remember the names for the life of me...


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That is one heck of a power to weight ratio.... can you say Porsche 356 Carrera GT?
no kidding ORRRRR Areil Atom


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August 10, 2007, 01:55 PM

Yeah, the front reminds me of the Mitsu Evo X. The rear and the orange/black remind me of a Lotus Elise. It looks better than the Ariel Atom, IMO.

I hope there's a bright future/market for these ultralight, open cockpit sports cars.
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That is one heck of a power to weight ratio.... can you say Porsche 356 Carrera GT?
Pontiac solstice GXP / Saturn Sky Redline haave better figures... but it's a nice car... I'd buy it.


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August 10, 2007, 02:03 PM

No mention of $$$$$ though.

I wonder if the 2.0T Audi mill shares enough with the current production engines to claim a pre-existing aftermarket.
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August 10, 2007, 02:16 PM

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No mention of $$$$$ though.

I wonder if the 2.0T Audi mill shares enough with the current production engines to claim a pre-existing aftermarket.
Probably... it would be too expensive to have them produce a one-off motor


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And here it is...

http://blog.wired.com/cars/2008/01/bikemaker-ktm-r.html

$55K No US model


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January 2, 2008, 07:12 PM

i like the rear, but front needs a re-do


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