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Reiter’s 2018 KTM X-Bow GT4 Will Cost You $180,000 27
Dec
Posted by Carscoops Staff in KTM X-Bow, Motorsport, racing, Reiter Engineering on 12 27th, 2017


It may not have realized it at the time, but KTM made the ideal starting point for a race car when it produced the X-Bow.

The racing-chassis specialists at Dallara who were charged with its development probably did though. And so did Reiter Engineering.

Lamborghini’s longtime motorsport partner teamed up with KTM three years ago to turn the X-Bow into a GT4-class racing machine. Since then they’ve produced dozens of them… but so have other automakers pouring into the category. This is Reiter’s answer.

Comprehensively upgraded for the 2018 racing season, the KTM X-Bow GT4 has been redesigned to last longer and reduce running costs for the privateer teams that will run it. “Although we already have a GT4 vehicle that offers one of the best value for money,” says Hans Reiter, “we want to further reduce the costs for the teams and the drivers with these updates.”

A beefier Holinger transmission promises to handle over 500 lb-ft of torque and run for 62,000 miles without trouble – twice that distance for the upgraded suspension. The engine control unit, electrical system, cable harness, control panel, traction control… it’s all been enhanced to run for longer, which is vital for endurance racing.

Want to run one yourself in, say, the Pirelli World Challenge, the GT4 European Series, or the VLN series at the Nurburgring? Reiter will make you one for €152,360 (or about $180k at current exchange rates), but the first build slots are already sold out through February.

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KTM Launches Facelifted X-Bow; Just As Crazy As Ever 18
Jul
Posted by Brad Anderson in KTM X-Bow, new cars on 07 18th, 2016


KTM has celebrated the building of its 1,000th X-Bow by revealing the car with a slight facelift, set to be included on all future models.
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KTM X-Bow Coming To The US Next Year 17
Jun
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in KTM X-Bow, Reports on 06 17th, 2016


As it doesn’t meet federal crash standards, strict regulations have prevented Austrian motorcycle manufacturer KTM from launching the X-Bow sports car in the US.
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KTM X-Bow Black Edition Is Made Entirely From Carbon Fiber 10
Mar
Posted by Bogdan Zoltan in Geneva Motor Show, KTM X-Bow, new cars on 03 10th, 2016


It isn’t easy to imagine an even harder KTM X-Bow, as the vehicle already is a very capable and precise track tool, but the new “Black Edition” takes things to a whole new level.
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Wimmer Makes The KTM X-Bow Even More Track Focused 17
Nov
Posted by Bogdan Zoltan in KTM X-Bow, tuning, Wimmer RS on 11 17th, 2015


The KTM X-Bow doesn’t lend itself to tuners, as it’s the embodiment of a very capable, factory-stock track-weapon. Still, Wimmer thought it can boost it up a notch, developing an affinity for the vehicle, and this is the latest result.
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KTM X-Bow Misses The Target 7
Mar
Posted by Kurt Ernst in Automotive, KTM X-Bow, News, Track Cars on 03 7th, 2011
KTM X-Bow

The X-Bow laps the 'Ring. Image: KTM

I’ll admit to having a jones for all things KTM. I’d have a 990 SMT supermotard bike parked in my garage right now, except for this thing called “disposable income” that I lack in any appreciable amount. If money were no object, I’d also consider adding a KTM X-Bow (pronounced “crossbow”) to the same garage, since you can now buy them in the United States. At least I would have considered buying an X-Bow, until British Racing Group LLC announced rolling chassis prices for the U.S. market. Sans engine and transaxle, the Austrian oversized go-kart starts at the same price as a well-optioned Z06 Corvette. Ouch.

If you want specifics, the base “Street” model starts at $88,500 for a rolling chassis, designed to take a 2.0 liter Audi turbo motor and Audi transaxle. Step up to the “Clubsport” and the same roller sets you back $103,500; opt for the “Superlight” and the price jumps to $134,500. If you want the best X-Bow that money can buy, you’ll need to pony up for the GT4, which will empty your bank account of $139,000. Remember, you still need to add an engine and transaxle, plus labor if you’re not inclined to turn your own wrenches. By KTM’s own estimates, a base Audi motor and gearbox will set you back another $7,900 plus installation and tuning. Let’s round up and call it an even $10,000, which makes the price of the cheapest KTM X-Bow $98,500, or just a few track days shy of the $100k barrier.

That’s a hell of a lot of money to spend on a car you can’t even drive on the street. In fact, that kind of money would buy you a whole bunch of track day toys, ranging from an Ariel Atom through spec racers and even formula cars. At half the amount, I get the appeal, but at the prices British Racing Group LLC expects, I’d call this particular X-Bow way off target.

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