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KTM X-Bow GT4 Boasts With 320 PS, an All-New Front Fascia and an Enclosed Cockpit

Just over a month ago, Reiter Engineering and KTM teased us with a bird’s-eye teaser of a track-only X-Bow, slated to go racing next year. Now we’ve been informed it’s officially dubbed the KTM X-Bow GT4 and it’s packing 320 PS from a 2-liter turbo engine.
KTM X-Bow GT4 1 photo
Photo: KTM; Reiter Engineering
More specifically, it’s the same 2.0 TFSI Audi powerplant used by any other Crossbow and by a huge lot of cars wearing the four-ring emblem. It may not be comparable to the 360 horsepower produced by the KTM X-Bow RR, but do remember the GT4 is the more racy incarnation of the two contraptions.

To compete in next year’s Pirelli World Challenge (GT-S class) and SRO GT4 championships, the KTM X-Bow GT4 boasts with a completely redesigned face, as well as a fully enclosed cabin for better aero.

A statement from Reiter reads that the GT4’s design was inspired by the Lamborghini Countach

The company added: “Since the new car is based on the KTM X-Bow, the customer is going to get a racing car that has now been tested on the world’s racing circuits for six years. Our next major milestone will be the SRO Balance of Performance test in the spring.” Is there any other detail worth mentioning about this thing?

Actually, there is. Firstly, that gutsy turbocharged mill is mated to a quick-shifting Holinger six-speed sequential transmission with paddle shifters. The main mechanical kit, coupled to a motorsport-spec suspension, a nice set of sticky rubber, as well as that ginormous wing should be enough for the KTM X-Bow GT4 to offer the new kid on the block some cred in the face of the GT4-spec Porsche 911.

Regarding how much this extreme contraption will cost, prepare to hear some jaws drop. We don’t know how to soften the blow, so here’s Johnny - it’s expected to cost at least €100,000 (£79,550 / $124,380) and upwards to €150,000 (£119,320 / $186,570) if you take into account all the spare bits and bobs required for to race for an entire season. It’s a little bit on the expensive side of racing, innit?
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About the author: Mircea Panait
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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