KTM X-Bow GT-XR Revealed With 486bhp On Tap - The Most Bonkers KTM Of Them All

Austrian automaker KTM has revealed the X-Bow GT-XR. The KTM X-Bow GT-XR is the roadgoing version of the Austrian marque's X-Bow GT2 race car.

KTM X-Bow GT-XR Revealed With 486bhp On Tap - The Most Bonkers KTM Of Them All

KTM X-Bow GT-XR Specs & Dimensions

The KTM X-Bow GT-XR is powered by a bonkers turbocharged 2.5-litre five-cylinder engine produced by German carmaker Audi. In the KTM X-Bow GT-XR, the engine has been tuned to produce 486bhp at 6,350rpm and 581Nm of peak torque 7,000rpm.

KTM X-Bow GT-XR Revealed With 486bhp On Tap - The Most Bonkers KTM Of Them All

The engine is paired to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox that sends power to the rear wheels alone. The KTM X-Bow GT-XR features a limited slip differential at the rear and the car also sports two driving modes - Sport and Performance.

KTM X-Bow GT-XR Revealed With 486bhp On Tap - The Most Bonkers KTM Of Them All

The KTM X-Bow GT-XR which weighs just 1,130kg (kerb weight) will sprint from 0-100km/h in just 3.4 seconds with the sprint from 100 to 200km/h taking just 6.9 seconds. The KTM X-Bow GT-XR has a top speed of 280km/h.

KTM X-Bow GT-XR Revealed With 486bhp On Tap - The Most Bonkers KTM Of Them All

The X-Bow GT-XR sports double wishbone suspension at both the front and the rear with Sachs shock absorbers in pushrod arrangement. Standard brakes are steel discs and owners can opt for carbon ceramic units instead that measure 380mm at the front (6-piston callipers) and 356mm at the rear (with 4 piston callipers). The brakes are aided by ABS.

KTM X-Bow GT-XR Revealed With 486bhp On Tap - The Most Bonkers KTM Of Them All

The KTM X-Bow GT-XR rides on 19-inch front wheels at the front and 20-inch units at the rear as standard. 20-inch front wheels with 235/30 tyres at the front and 21-inch rear wheels shod with 295/30 tyres at the rear can be opted for. These optional wheels are centre lock units.

KTM X-Bow GT-XR Revealed With 486bhp On Tap - The Most Bonkers KTM Of Them All

The KTM X-Bow GT-XR is 4,626mm long, 2,041mm wide, and 1,164mm tall. The wheelbase of the GT-XR is 2,850mm long and features a 96-litre fuel tank and a 160-litre trunk.

KTM X-Bow GT-XR Revealed With 486bhp On Tap - The Most Bonkers KTM Of Them All

KTM X-Bow GT-XR Design & Features

The craziest design element of the KTM X-Bow GT-XR is quite obviously the bonkers jet aircraft style electric canopy that features soft-close.

KTM X-Bow GT-XR Revealed With 486bhp On Tap - The Most Bonkers KTM Of Them All

Other features including the large front splitter, the giant air intake at the front, the sleek led headlights, vents behind the front wheels, and intakes in front of the rear wheels.

KTM X-Bow GT-XR Revealed With 486bhp On Tap - The Most Bonkers KTM Of Them All

Also seen is a fixed carbon-fibre spoiler at the rear along with large diffuser elements, and vents behind the rear wheels.

KTM X-Bow GT-XR Revealed With 486bhp On Tap - The Most Bonkers KTM Of Them All

Inside the cabin of the KTM X-Bow GT-XR there is carbon fibre all over including on the steering wheel which sports a digital display. Creature comforts like air conditioning, Bluetooth connectivity, 2 USB-C ports and a rear view camera.

KTM X-Bow GT-XR Revealed With 486bhp On Tap - The Most Bonkers KTM Of Them All

Thoughts About The KTM X-Bow GT-XR

KTM claims that the all-new X-Bow GT-XR is the closest you can get to a purebred race car in a road-legal vehicle. Thanks to its bonkers design and aero and mean Audi powerplant, we are quite inclined to believe KTM's claims about the X-Bow GT-XR.

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Article Published On: Thursday, September 8, 2022, 11:20 [IST]
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