The KTM X-Bow GTX, which was revealed back in 2020 as an expensive track toy based on the GT2 racecar, will reportedly boast a road-going variant. According to Autocar, the model will be offered in limited numbers sharing the Audi RS3-sourced five-cylinder engine with its track-only siblings.
The model will be based on the same carbon fiber monocoque chassis used by all previous variants of the X-Bow that weighs only 80 kg (176 pounds). The design will likely closely mirror the GTX/GT2 with supercar-like features, retaining the carbon-fiber canopy lid. Due to the extra equipment required for street-legal use, the new X-Bow is expected to weigh slightly more than the 1,048 kg (2,310 pounds) of the GT2 racer, however, it will still be quite lightweight.
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The turbocharged 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine comes from an Audi RS3 but has received special tuning in order to produce even more power. More specifically, the mill produces 523 hp (390 kW / 530 PS) in the GTX and up to 600 hp (447 kW / 608 PS) in the GT2 racer. While we are not sure how much it will make in the road-legal version, it will likely be more than enough to provide for intense acceleration figures. Like its predecessors, power will be transmitted to the rear wheels through a seven-speed sequential gearbox with the help of the limited-slip differential.
While spartan and performance-focused, the road-going variant of the X-Bow GTX/GT2 could get a softer setup for the adjustable suspension that features Sachs Racing Dampers, plus more creature comforts inside the cabin like different bucket seats and better sound-proofing materials.
Since 2008, KTM has built more than 1,300 units of the X-Bow (including the X-Bow R, X-Bow GT, X-Bow GT4, etc.). The Austrian company will keep producing a maximum of 100 vehicles per year retaining their exclusivity. Rivals of the new X-Bow include the likes of the Radical Rapture, the Dallara Stradale, the BAC Mono, and the Caterham 620R. We don’t have information on the pricing yet, but the track-only GTX starts from €230,000 ($259,795) before tax in Europe.