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|Body and chassis|
|Layout||Rear mid-engine, rear-wheel drive|
|Engine||2.0 L Audi turbocharged I4|
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|Width||Script error: No such module "convert".|
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The KTM X-Bow (pronounced crossbow) is an ultra-light sports car for road and race use, produced by Austrian motorcycle manufacturer KTM. It is the first car in their product range. It was launched at the Geneva Motor Show in 2008.
KTM developed the X-Bow in collaboration with Kiska Design, Audi, and Dallara. The X-Bow uses a turbocharged four-cylinder 2.0 litre Audi engine. The 2008 model produces Script error: No such module "convert". at 5500 rpm and Script error: No such module "convert". of torque between 2000 and 5500 rpm. and can accelerate from 0-62 mph (100 km/h) in 3.9 seconds. Its top speed is 217 km/h (134.9 mph). In the 2011 X-Bow R model the Audi engine is further tuned to produce Script error: No such module "convert". and Script error: No such module "convert". of torque at 3300 rpm.
- Tires front: 205/45 ZR17
- Tires rear: 235/40 ZR18
- Brakes front: Brembo Script error: No such module "convert". diameter discs
- Brakes rear: Brembo Script error: No such module "convert". diameter discs
The KTM X-Bow was raced in the Supersport category of the 2008 FIA GT4 Championship (#100 Catharina Felser, #101 Christopher Haase and Dennis Retera, by Reiter Engineering), taking a podium finish at Monza and pole position in the wet qualifying session at Nogaro.
In a March 2012 episode of Top Gear, presenter Jeremy Clarkson drove an X-Bow around Donington Park circuit in England. He applauded the tires' grip, saying during a James May-inspired session of doughnuts, "It's like driving on superglue."
Appearances in other media
The X-Bow R model recently appeared in the free DriveClub Ignition Expansion Pack and Real Racing 3, while the standard model has appeared in other racing games.
Awards and recognition
- "TFSI Technology from Audi". KTM. Retrieved 2009-01-21.
- "KTM X-Bow receives Top Gear’s "Sports Car of the Year" award". 4wheelnews.com. 2008-12-15. Retrieved 2008-12-15.
- Pollard, Tim. "KTM X-Bow R (2011) CAR Review". CAR Magazine. Bauer Media Limited. Retrieved 2 December 2011.
- "KTM X-Bow gets own factory". Autocar.co.uk. 2007-09-21. Retrieved 2009-01-21.
- "The Success Story - X-BOW Racing". Ktm X-Bow. Retrieved 2009-07-31.
- "Results: 2008 Round 2 - Monza". Retrieved 2012-10-20.
- "Results: 2008 Round 6 - Nogaro". Retrieved 2012-10-20.
- ""GT4" - Models - About X-BOW". Ktm X-Bow. Retrieved 2009-07-31.
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