KTM has announced to show the special edition KTM X-Bow Dallara for the first time with its technical details, a year after the concept debut, at the 78th International Geneva Motor Show.
The X-Bow also made a recent appearance at the Autosport International Racing Car Show in the UK where audiences saw the car in “gleaming white” as opposed to the trademark KTM orange. The “Dallara Series” is a limited run of 100 sequentially numbered “Dallara Series” models (all of which are reportedly sold) featuring premium equipment designed to bolster the track performance.
The special edition KTM X-Bow Dallara will feature pure black color scheme, as announced on the first production version of the X-Bow. However, this X-Bow Dallara will be revealed to the public at the Geneva Motor Show in early March.
The X-Bow’s drivetrain components has been provided by Audi that include a 240-hp version of its turbocharged four-cylinder mated to either a six-speed manual or DSG transmission. According to KTM, it hits 62 mph comes in just 3.9 seconds. Plans for more a powerful engine, with around 300, hp is also in the works. With Brembo as the source of brakes, it may stop the X-Bow from 62 mph in less than 109 feet.
The construction of carbon-fiber monocoque for X-Bow was developed in partnership with Dallara and underwent extensive wind-tunnel testing. The result is 440 pounds of downforce at 124 mph and a car capable of pulling 1.23 g in corners.
KTM TO PRESENT THE PRODUCTION-READY VERSION OF THE X-BOW AT 2008 GENEVA MOTOR SHOW
One year after the world premiere of its striking lightweight X-Bow sports car, KTM will reveal the production-ready version of the car, for the first time, at the 78th Geneva Motor Show.
The car being shown at Geneva features a number of modifications to the KTM X-Bow previously shown in concept form. The car will be a completely black, fully carbon-equipped X-Bow Dallara edition one of just 100 being made and features a long list of extras, including carbon-fibre body panels, a limited slip differential, a removable steering wheel and a racing chassis tuned by Italian sports car specialists Dallara. A plaque with a unique serial number and special graphics mark out the limited-run Dallara X-Bow cars, which are sure to become coveted collectors’ items.
The debut of the production-ready KTM X-Bow coincides with the start of full series production of the car at a new four-wheel KTM factory in Graz, Austria. This facility has been specially created to handle the production of the X-Bow and the company’s new four-wheel off-road All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs).
KTM would welcome you to join its Press Conference on 4 March at 17:30hrs, when you can hear more about the X-Bow Dallara edition and KTM’s future plans.
KTM will be on Stand 2050, which is in Hall 2.
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