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Body style: Convertible (spider/spyder, cabrio/cabriolet, drop/open/soft top)
Segment: Roadster & Convertible

It was in 2008 when the bike manufacturer KTM decided to enter the sports car market with the X-Bow.

The new version was faster, featuring an upgraded Audi turbocharged TFSI engine that developed 296 hp and 296 lb.-ft of torque.

The exterior design was similar and the 2-seater sports car was quicker than most Ferraris.

The KTM X-Bow weighed only 790 kg and rocketed to 100 kph in around 4 seconds.

The small sports car had no windshield, no radio, no windows and no doors. The seats were not designed to be comfortable, they were just a place where the driver and his passenger would be able to sit.
Another featured borrowed from Audi was the keyless ignition.

Practicality wise, … wait. There was no practicality. The 2-seater didn’t have a trunk. Moreover, getting into the car implied climbing the sills and removing the steering wheel. Visibility was not great either, the X-Bow being equipped with only two wing mirrors.

Of course, the above mentioned could be considered downsides. But on the other hand, just like an old saying says, you can’t judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree.

Even if street homologated, with X-Bow was designed for track.

The price of an X-Bow was around $59,000.

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KTM X-Bow R 2011 - Present
  1 gasoline engine
  • 2.0 6MT (300 HP)

KTM X-Bow R 2.0 6MT (300 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.0 6MT (300 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1984 cm3
Power
220.7 KW @ 6300 RPM
300 HP @ 6300 RPM
296 BHP @ 6300 RPM
Torque
295 lb-ft @ 3300 RPM
400 Nm @ 3300 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Direct Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
144 mph (232 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
3.9 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
205/40 R17 || 255/35 R18
DIMENSIONS
Length
147.2 in (3739 mm)
Width
75.4 in (1915 mm)
Height
47.3 in (1201 mm)
Front/rear Track
65.8/64 in (1,671/1,626 mm)
Wheelbase
95.7 in (2431 mm)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
1742 lbs (790 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
28.3 mpg US (8.3 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
189 g/km
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