Body style: Convertible (spider/spyder, cabrio/cabriolet, drop/open/soft top)
Segment: Roadster & Convertible
Production years: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024

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Produced by the motorcycle manufacturer KTM, the X-Bow was a two-seater roadster built for fun, with a turbocharged engine mounted on a feather-light chassis. It was in 2008.

After a constant battle for power, some niche manufacturers convinced their buyers that more important than horsepower is the power-to-weight ratio. In 2000, the American company Ariel started the revolutionary Atom roadster with the engine mounted behind the driver and a rear-wheel-drive. In 2008, KTM introduced its feather-weight vehicle, the X-Bow.

The X-Bow was late to the party with its invention. The world economic crisis started to bite the car-industry and the deep pockets started to shrink. But the aggressive look of the vehicle, with exposed chassis components and two, side-by-side, seats in the open-air cockpit was strange. A big bulge behind the driver protected the engine. The initial model was able to be registered on the road but later on the X-Bow was built for race-track only.

The design was a cooperation between KTM, Audi and Dallara. The final product was launched at the 2008 Geneva Motor Show and the look and the vehicle stunned the media. It was a true race-developed car adapted for the street. It didn't have a roof, a windshield, a radio or anything that was not needed for a race-car. It featured push-rod suspensions in all corners for greater cornering speed.

The carbon-fiber tubular chassis built by the race-car engineering company Dallara and the inline-four engine from Audi, could rocket the X-Bow in 12.3 seconds at 112 mph (180 kph).

KTM X-Bow 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024
  1 gasoline engine
  • R 2.0L 6MT (240 HP)

R 2.0L 6MT (240 HP)

ENGINE SPECS - R 2.0L 6MT (240 HP)
Displacement:1984 cm3
Power:176.5 KW @ 6500 RPM
240 HP @ 6500 RPM
237 BHP @ 6500 RPM
Torque:229 lb-ft @ 2000-5500 RPM
310 Nm @ 2000-5500 RPM
Fuel System:Direct Injection
Fuel capacity:10.6 gallons (40.1 L)
Top Speed:137 mph (220 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph):3.9 s
Drive Type:Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox:6-speed manual
Front:Ventilated Discs
Tire Size:205/40 R 17 // 235/40 R 18
Length:144.5 in (3670 mm)
Width:73.6 in (1869 mm)
Height:45.7 in (1161 mm)
Front/rear Track:64.7/63.9 in (1,643/1,623 mm)
Wheelbase:95.7 in (2431 mm)
Aerodynamics (Cd):0.65
Unladen Weight:1774 lbs (805 kg)
Combined:29.7 mpg US (7.9 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions:187.23 g/km
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