2016 KTM X-Bow GT

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KTM makes three different variants of their ultra-lightweight sportscar the X-Bow. The GT, short for Gran Turismo, is the most roadworthy of the 3 variants, with the R and RR more focused on track use.

Power for the GT comes from a turbocharged 2 liter inline-4 producing 300 hp. At only 1867 lbs and a power-to-weigh ratio of 6.2 lbs per hp, it's adequate to obtain 0-62 mph times of 4.1 seconds.

The racing-inspired suspension is from WP with adjustable pressure and rebound, and Brembo brakes provide substantial stopping authority.

The stylish images shown here are courtesy of Jordi Miranda. They were made for Wimmer, a German sales partner and dealer based in Solingen that sells the Austrian KTM sports car.

---- Specifications ----
Price -- Production --
Engine 2 liter inline-4 Weight 1867 lbs
Aspiration turbocharged Torque 310 lb-ft @ 3200 rpm
HP 300 hp HP/Weight 6.2 lbs per hp
HP/Liter 150 hp per liter 1/4 mile --
0-62 mph 4.1 seconds Top Speed --

(from Wimmer Press Release) KTM X-Bow GT by WIMMER RENNSPORTTECHNIK

The WIMMER Rennsporttechnik Solingen GmbH is German sales partner and class A dealer of the KTM Sportcar GmbH Company.

The KTM X-Bow GT is convincing as drop top pretending to be real Gran Turismo. Windshield and doors, together standing for “helmet-visor effect”, stand for the evolution of radical design. By the way, the GT offers also an amazing driving comfort, however without to forget about its racing sports genes. A genuine sports car, admitting comfortable riding, if desired.

The X-Bow has already become famous by its models series R and RR. These are driven by preference with helmet, because the windshield does not offer any protection.

The KTM X-Bow GT has a particularity: the windshield is made of laminated safety glass, which is heatable thanks to a sophisticated technical solution (with nearly invisible integrated heating wires) for fast defrosting and so – together with the single arm wiper or wipe and wash function – at every moment warranting for clear view. The side windows are doors of the KTM X-Bow GT in the same time, opening and shutting very smart by help of gas-filled shock absorbers.

With its excellent serial power of recently 300 HP for only 847 kg (1867 lbs.) of car's weight, the KTM X-Bow GT drums up enthusiasm all around. Already the predecessor model was satisfying with its trusty 285 HP. The new model allows lateral acceleration up to 1.5 G, depending on tires up to even 2.0 G. The sprint from zero to 100 kmph (60 mph) within 4.1 seconds is pure fun. These values are reached by the well tested already in the predecessor models 2.0 liters gas engine with 420 Nm of torque at 3.200 rpm.

The completely flat three-part racing sports underbody, the conception of which has been overtaken from formula racing cars, provides grandiose aerodynamics. Additionally, the sophisticated conception of KTM Technologies or Dallara with front splitter, underbody and rear diffuser renders contact pressure of nearly 200 kgf at 200 kmph.

The made by the WP Suspensions Company and coming directly from formula racing sports push-rod chassis on front axle has adjustable pressure and rebound. Extreme power demands adequate braking capacities. The KTM X-Bow GT backs on a Brembo braking system. The tires is 17 inches on front and 18 inches on rear axle.

In case of “somersault”, the integrated into the monocoque aluminum roll-over bars warrant for optimal protection. They resist strains against up to 2.5 times the vehicle's weight. The extremely light, two part double walled carbon fiber monocoque, manufactured in expensive handiwork and autoclave technology out of four layers of carbon fiber and epoxy resin stands for highest safety with only 80 kgs (lbs 167) of weight. Additional safety comes from the crash box on the car's nose. Due to its carbon-aluminum-sandwich construction, it fulfills even the very strong FIA-GT and formula 3 safety rules.

This extreme driving fun is beginning from 79,000.00 Euro of worth.

For more information about this KTM X-Bow GT and the whole product range of the Solingen Company please contact directly

WIMMER Rennsporttechnik Solingen GmbH
Loehdorfer Strasse 231
D-42699 Solingen
Phone +49 212 / 2 64 30 00
Fax +49 212 / 2 64 34 88
E-Mail info@wimmer-rst.de
Internet: http://www.wimmer-rst.de