KTM developing a more civilized X-Bow - report

2011 KTM X-Bow R first photos 27.09.2010
2011 KTM X-Bow R first photos 27.09.2010

Could have doors and a windscreen

KTM CEO Stefan Pierer has revealed some new details about an X-Bow variant that will be launched in March 2013.

Speaking with Top Gear, Pierer said the model would come with doors and a windscreen. While the company had considered adding a roof, they decided the homologation issues weren't worth the effort. Instead, it will feature a removable roof panel that can be used at speeds up to 80 mph (130 km/h).

The magazine is also reporting KTM is preparing to enter the Le Mans LMP2 class with a modified X-Bow that could be outfitted with a turbocharged 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine from the Audi TT-RS. If this pans out, a production version could be launched with the same powerplant.

Source: Top Gear via GT Spirit
Published Jun 9th, 2012 12:20am By Michael Gauthier
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Jig Jig
Yes pretty please. Our homologation body here in Australia does not allow this car to be driven as a daily. The windscreen and the removable roof will make it for sure. Don't really care for the doors but I guess if you have a removable roof, you need to have doors. Make it and I shall buy one.
Jun 11th, 2012 4:58am
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vilivo vilivo
Jun 9th, 2012 11:03am
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edd_lg edd_lg
because racecar
Jun 9th, 2012 8:05pm
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vilivo vilivo
Yeah, but still racecar, even with doors. Wolf in wolf's clothing... with doors.
Jun 9th, 2012 8:13pm
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