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