Top Gear races the KTM X-Bow RR
KTM needed a journo with broad motorsport experience to race the all-new X-Bow RR. Rather erroneously, it phoned TG...
Posted: 10 Aug 2012
First, a bit of background. The KTM Battle championship is a one-make series based entirely on the Continent, with two breeds of X-Bow - the all-new RR with 355bhp and 350lb ft, weighing in at 820kg, is the one I'm driving. The other is the standard X-Bow R, with 237bhp and 229lb ft. Visual differences are slight - there are some minor aero tweaks - but, for both of them, the racing is remarkably reasonable: a weekend's competition in a standard car costs three grand all-in, with the RR costing an extra £800. Not exactly cheap, but good value.