KTM lifts the veil on the new X-Bow GTX

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KTM lifts the veil on the new X-Bow GTX




KTM X-Bow GTX


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KTM X-Bow GTX

On board is a famous five-cylinder 2.5-liter TFSI well known to Audi enthusiasts.

Are you looking for a machine capable of providing great sensations on the circuit while having first-rate performance? This may be what you need with the new KTM X-Bow GTX, a version which replaces the first X-Bow presented almost fifteen years ago by the Austrian manufacturer.

For the arrival of this GTX version, almost everything changes, starting with the mechanics. Exit the 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder from the Volkswagen group, it is another engine of the group that replaces it with one more cylinder, namely the five-cylinder 2.5-liter TFSI of Audi RS 3, RS Q3 and others TT RS.



KTM X-Bow GTX


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KTM X-Bow GTX

If the sports with the rings peak at 400 horsepower, the X-Bow GTX sees the power of its engine increased to 530 horsepower. The GTX also shares many elements with the X-Bow GT2 including its dimensions (namely 4.70 meters long and 2.04 meters wide) which make it the most imposing X-Bow in terms of size.

With only 1048 kilos empty on the scale, in particular thanks to a carbon monocoque which weighs only 80 kilos (designed and designed by Kiska and developed in collaboration with Reiter Engineering), carbon seats or even a roll cage, the GTX is clearly made for the track.



KTM X-Bow GTX


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KTM X-Bow GTX

The engine is coupled to a new specific sequential gearbox inherited from models engaged in endurance racing. Why is it so specific? Its gear shifts are electrically managed, thus eliminating the hydraulic compressor and all the conduits. This gearbox is also lighter and more compact with elements such as the oil pump, the filter and the heat exchanger directly integrated into the gearbox.

You are not yet convinced, despite the images, that this is a car really made for the track? Rest assured, it still has many other specialties, starting with the “pedal box” to adjust the positioning of the pedals, the electric steering assistance programmable on three levels or its 120 liter tank to chain several laps. foot to the floor without going too often through the stands.

The KTM X-Bow GTX will be assembled at the brand’s workshops based in Graz, Austria, and will be priced at 230’000 euros.

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