Here’s your first look at the road-going KTM X-Bow GT2
KTM is building a lightweight five-cylinder turbo sportscar. Excited yet?
Yep, us too. This is your first proper look at KTM’s incoming new X-Bow GT2 road car, unsurprisingly called the KTM X-Bow GT2.
It’s of course named after the racing GT2 which made its motorsport debut last year. KTM has released but the merest suggestion of any nugget-based informationals, the first of which being the images above. That’s the prototype, which will undertake all of its performance, crash and road testing in Europe this year.
The “extensive” R&D will be done in partnership with the motorsport team, so expect good, pointy things to emerge from the bewinged sportscar. It’ll run Audi’s five-cylinder turbo engine – made famous by something called an ‘RS3’ – in an as-yet unspecified tune.
We know the motorsport X-Bow GT2 pumps out an incredibly healthy 600bhp and 531lb ft of torque; will the road-going car offer up the same performance from that rear-mounted five-pot? Only time will tell. The engine will be hooked up to a “seven speed direct shift transmission” and a limited slip diff, and power will be sent to the rear wheels alone.
KTM promises a light weight, too. The motorsport GT2 weighs in at around 1,000kg so there’s a good base. It’ll use carbon fibre reinforced polymer for the body, and a carbon monocoque as the base, complete with a reinforced canopy – both for safety and for keeping the kerbweight down.
More as we have it. Excited, yet? Yep, us too.
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