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KTM X-Bow Will Soon Get a New Five-Cylinder Engine

KTM X-Bow GT

It looks like the new GT version is just the first step into the future for the KTM X-Bow. At the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, KTM CEO, Stefan Pierer, announced that in a few years the X-Bow will be offered with the same 2.5-liter five-cylinder turbocharged engine you now see in the Audi TT-RS.

KTM is already running the first prototypes that carry 335 horsepower and it is expecting to upgrade the engine to a total of 480 horsepower - a significant upgrade over the current 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine that produces 300 horsepower – in the future. The engine will be combined with a new, twin-clutch gearbox.

KTM will initially test the new engine in a series of racecars, and, if the engine gets the production green light, a road-going version will follow shortly.

KTM expects to see around 100 X-Bow units sold in 2013, with the possibility to increase sales to around 200 units a year.

Source: EVO


6 comments:

I have seen KTM X-Bow before and I am not impressed with its interior. It is because I find the seats to look funny. Maybe because of the curves so I guess if I have a car like that, I will definitely replace the car seats with ordinary one.

I never saw a KTM in my life and , to be honest, I’m not curious. Maybe I’m not capable to appreciate it.

For those who wanna be different, who like to try new things, I believe this car is perfect.

Am I the only one who sees a bee?!

smiley That guy in the picture looks like Bono from U2!!!

200 per year? really? I believe they will be to many, unfortunately for the company.

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