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Highway-legal model of KTM X-Bow GT2 within the works | Autocar India

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The race automobile comes with a 2.5-litre turbocharged five-cylinder engine.

Austrian sports activities automobile and bike producer KTM is creating a road-legal model of its X-Bow GT2 race automobile, which can rival low-volume lightweights together with the Radical Rapture and Dallara Stradale. It will likely be KTM’s second street automobile, following its open-roof X-Bow sibling, which has been bought in varied varieties since 2008. 

  • That is KTM’s second street automobile
  • May include identical 606hp, 791Nm engine as GT2 automobile
  • The GT2 ideas the scales at simply over 1,000kg

It wears a totally bespoke physique shell and is considerably totally different in its positioning to the X-Bow, touting energy and efficiency specs that line it up as a viable rival to established supercars. 

Energy comes from a rear-mounted 2.5-litre turbocharged five-cylinder engine, as utilized by the Audi RS3 sizzling hatch, although the GT2 racer boosts output to 606hp and 791Nm, in comparison with the X-Bow R’s 298hp and 400Nm. 

KTM has but to substantiate whether or not the road-going engine might be tuned to the identical specification because the race unit. Drive is channeled to the rear axle by a seven-speed sequential gearbox and a limited-slip differential. 

Basically, the GT2 is predicated across the identical Dallara-designed, 80kg carbon fibre monocoque because the X-Bow, which KTM says “has been tried and examined in a dozen crashes since 2008”. For the hardtop automobile it’s paired with an FIA-approved metal roll cage. A jetfighter cover lid – product of carbon fibre – supplies entry to the cabin, however small glass home windows on the facet will also be absolutely opened. 

All up, KTM says the X-Bow GT2 racer ideas the scales at 1,048kg dry. Added tools essential for the street automobile’s homologation will little doubt push that determine up barely, however engineers will work along with KTM’s race crew to “concentrate on light-weight building” all through the event course of. 

KTM will launch additional particulars nearer to the X-Bow GT2’s launch.

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