Austrian company KTM has presented a supercar X-Bow GT-XR, but it is difficult to call it a full-fledged novelty. In fact, before us is the adapted for public roads version of track models X-Bow GT2 and X-Bow GTX, which were released in early 2020.
Germans from the firm Kiska were responsible for the design. At their suggestion, the supercar received the original carbon fiber monocoque. The exterior panels were made of the same material.
In contrast to the two-door race car, the presented car has all the necessary lighting equipment and platforms for license plates. Plus it got a civilian exhaust system with a muffler and neutralizer. But the car has no side mirrors – instead of them, cameras are used.
The coupe has no usual doors: the access to the cabin is made by a single lift-up “hubcap” with an electric drive. The side windows of the car open separately.
The cabin of the road supercar has new seats. They are somewhat softer than those of track models, but you can’t call them comfortable. The driver can adjust “himself” only the position of the pedal unit.
It is necessary to note an air conditioner and power steering, but the list of conveniences ends there. The car has a racing wheel with an instrument display, and the developers provided a 160-liter luggage compartment between the seats and the engine compartment.
The KTM X-Bow GT-XR 2023 is powered by a 2.5-liter Audi TFSI five-cylinder turbocharged engine mounted within the wheelbase (2,850 mm). On the new Austrian supercar, this unit produces 500 hp (581 Nm).
Seven-band preselective robot DQ500 works in a binder with the engine. It is also borrowed from Audi. The two-door has a rear drive with a self-locking differential. There is also ABS and a stabilization system.
The designers used Sachs shock absorbers. As an option is available a hydraulic system that can lift the front axle to pass bumps.
The car is set on 19- and 20-inch wheels at the front and rear, respectively. These are OZ Racing rollers, which have a center nut mount. By default, the car has standard brakes – steel disks, but for an extra charge, you can order the carbon-ceramic ones.
According to the manufacturer, the dry mass of a two-door is at the level of 1 130 kg, and with technical fluids (but without fuel) – 1 250 kg. The fuel tank is big enough – 96 liters.
Due to this, it can drive up to 1,000 km in a gentle mode. As for the dynamics, acceleration from zero to a hundred is possible in 3.4 seconds, and the maximum speed is 280 km/h.
KTM Company will set up the assembly of supercars in the factory in Graz, with the Austrian’s plans to produce up to 100 such cars annually. Reception of orders for two doors has already started – the car will cost 285,000 euros minimum.