It has been a while since Top Speed has reported anything about the KTM X-Bow, open air sports car with room for two. Unfortunately, the X-Bow that we are talking about today met its match when the driver took a curve too fast, dropping one wheel onto the grass and then subsequently lost control. The X-Bow went end over end three times before coming to rest with the shiny side up, albeit a little dirty.

The KTM X-Bow has a niche carved out for itself amongst speed junkies and lightweight performance driving enthusiasts. Similar to other minimalist sports cars like the Caterham and Ariel Atom, the X-Bow gets its appeal by being a stripped down racer offering an extremely favorable power to weight ratio and a wind in your face, formula type experience.

Now, modern passenger cars are loaded with safety features that rob gas mileage and ruin a vehicle’s nimble nature all in the name of saving lives. So when we look at lightweight roadsters like the KTM X-Bow, we have to wonder just how safe these fun to drive vehicles really are. Thankfully, the pilot who shot his X-Bow off the beaten path and then conducted some aerial acrobatics was able to walk away from the incident, although we can’t say the same about the car.


Source: Autogespot

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  (1023) posted on 02.10.2010

O well, it’s better the car dying than the driver and passengers. Although it may not be easy to purchase cars like this one, it is better to loose it than to loose your life. Let the safety features alter the performance of your car as long as it makes everything safer.

  (518) posted on 01.17.2010

awtz... poor ktm well i guess the driver want to impress his car to the girl LMAO just kidding, IMO he turned too fast on a tight curve that’s why the meet an accident.

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