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KTM X-Bow GT2 Racer 2022.

KTM X-Bow GT2 Racer 2022.

KTM X-Bow GT2 Racer 2022.

KTM X-Bow GT2 Racer 2022. KTM is preparing a road variant of the X-Bow GT2 Racer.

The KTM X-Bow GTX debuted back in 2020 as an expensive track toy.

This car was built on the basis of the GT2 race car. Now the guys from KTM are releasing its road version.

According to Autocar, road X-Bow GT2 Racer will be a limited edition, and for its performance will be responsible five-cylinder engine from Audi RS3 to 2.5 liters.

And its factory power was increased from 523 hp to 600 hp. (this is the estimated figure).

The novelty will get the same carbon fiber monocoque chassis that was used in all previous X-Bow variants. Declared weight is only 80 kilograms.

Appearance, most likely, will be borrowed from GTX/GT2 with supercar features.

Due to the extra equipment needed to be allowed on regular roads, the new X-Bow will weigh a little more than 1,048 kg. At the same time, it still remains in the «low weight» category.

Like its predecessors, the power will be transmitted to the rear wheels via a seven-speed sequential gearbox.

Also the road variant of the city car will have a reconfigured suspension and a more comfortable interior with bucket seats and improved noise isolation.

KTM X-Bow GT2 Racer 2022.

Since 2008, KTM has built more than 1,300 X-Bow units. In the future, the Austrian company will continue to produce no more than 100 machines annually.

How much the new road car will cost is not yet reported. The GTX just for the track is priced at a minimum of 230,000 euros (almost 20.2 million rubles).

KTM is preparing a road supercar based on the X-Bow GT2/GTX.

KTM X-Bow GT2 Racer 2022.

The Austrian company KTM Sportmotorcycle GmbH, known primarily for its motorcycles, is preparing to enter the top league of automobile manufacturers with its first full-fledged road model.

In 2008, KTM brought its first car to market under the name X-Bow, which, however, with four wheels has much more in common with motorcycles than with cars — a simple, lightweight, ascetic mid-engine sports car without a roof over the head and wind shields, with a short base and motorcycle dashboard.

Later, the X-Bow was equipped with a ridiculous windshield in the road GT version, and the racing GT4 version got an all-weather hood, allowing not to get wet during races.

KTM X-Bow GT2 Racer 2022.

The experiment with the first four-wheeled car was deemed successful and the management of KTM decided to develop the theme.

In 2020 the Austrian company introduced a further evolution of the X-Bow — a much larger mid-engine supercar with a closed body (overall length increased from 3738 to 4626 mm, wheelbase from 2430 to 2850 mm), which however is based on the same Dallara carbon fiber monocoque tank weighing 80 kg as the «first» X-Bow, the upper contour forms a tubular steel frame approved by the FIA.

The entire outer skin, including the lifting hood with swinging vents, is made of carbon fiber.

The new model is named X-Bow GT2 in the racing version and X-Bow GTX in the non-competitive track version.

KTM X-Bow GT2 Racer 2022.

The latter is also a racing model, but with a slightly simpler and less powerful engine. The GT2 has been boosted to 600 hp and 720 Nm by Audi’s 2.5-liter turbocharger, while the GTX has been boosted to 530 hp and 615 Nm.

The transmission in both cases is Holinger six-speed sequential with electronic control.

All power is transferred to the rear wheels through a self-locking differential.

Top speed of GT2 version is 300 km/h, GTX — 276 km/h. Suspension is spring with Sachs shock absorbers on double wishbones.

Dry weight of both versions is 1048 kg, fuel tank capacity is 120 liters. Price starts from 230 thousand euros.

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