KTM’S FIRST CAR TO COME TO AMERICA IN LIMITED EDITIONS

The KTM X-Bow.

The years of waiting are over: the spectacular, revolutionary, lightweight super sports car from Austria, the KTM X-Bow (pronounced Cross-Bow) is finally set to arrive in the United States. The Audi-powered, 300-horsepower strong and only 1750-pound light track-day weapon will be sold in the United States for the 2018-2019 season.

The base X-Bow Comp R model packs an Audi-derived 2.0-liter turbo four delivering 330 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. This engine is paired to a six-speed manual transmission. The exclusive KTM X-Bow Comp R 1st Edition, on the other hand, is boosted to 350 horses, alongside a multitude of extensive aero upgrades and with almost all available extras attached. The two seater sports car was earlier rumored to hit the U.S. roads by Spring 2017. The brand now seems to be in an effort of building a small dealer network consisting mostly of racetrack owners and operators interested in buying KTM X-Bows for track day rentals.

KTM X-bow GT4 with full bodywork.

The X-Bow was earlier available in the United States as a kit car—the engine and body had to be bought separately. This was the only way to get an X-Bow to pass state and federal regulations.

KTM xbow

Celebrating its 10th consecutive year of production in 2018, with far more than 1100 cars sold worldwide, it was time for the KTM X-Bow to enlighten sports car racers in the U.S. With its high-quality factory in Graz, Austria, KTM Sportcar GmbH configured a model specifically built for the U.S. market as a non-street legal, track use only model, keeping the focus on extreme performance true to KTM’s Ready to Race brand.

The KTM X-Bow Comp R is immediately available through the first U.S. sales partners: HMC Racing in Cato, Wisconsin and ANSA Motorsports in Miami Gardens, Florida. Exclusively for the first U.S. customers, there will also be the possibility to acquire the special limited edition KTM X-Bow Comp R 1st Edition. With its fighter-jet-like design and a 350-horsepower output driving a sequential gearbox, extensive aero packages and nearly all available extras added, the special 1st Edition pulls out all the stops.

KTM xbow

Homologated for Formula S&A Racer classes in Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) racing events and also private closed-course track-day use, the KTM X-BOW COMP R and COMP R 1ST EDITION is undoubtedly a serious contender at your local race track.

The base X-Bow Comp R model packs an Audi-derived 2.0-liter turbo four delivering 330 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. This engine is paired to a six-speed manual transmission. The exclusive KTM X-Bow Comp R 1st Edition, on the other hand, is boosted to 350 horses, alongside a multitude of extensive aero upgrades and with almost all available extras attached. The two seater sports car was earlier rumored to hit the U.S. roads by Spring 2017. The brand now seems to be in an effort of building a small dealer network consisting mostly of racetrack owners and operators interested in buying KTM X-Bows for track day rentals.

The X-Bow was earlier available in the United States as a kit car—the engine and body had to be bought separately. This was the only way to get an X-Bow to pass state and federal regulations. For more info go to www.ktm.com/xbow.

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