KTM X-Bow GT-XR Is a 493-Horsepower Monster on a Low Carb Diet

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The newest X-Bow instauration from KTM aims to beryllium a existent contention car for the road. The GT-XR makes 493 horsepower and is said to measurement little than 2500 pounds.

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  • The KTM X-Bow GT-XR is meant to beryllium a road-going equivalent of the company's X-Bow GT2 way weapon.
  • The GT-XR uses an Audi-sourced 2.5-liter five-cylinder motor tuned to nutrient 493 horsepower astatine 6350 rpm.
  • Production is constricted to a maximum of 100 per year.

The Austrian steadfast KTM, chiefly known successful the U.S. arsenic a motorcycle manufacturer, has a caller road-going X-Bow exemplary called the GT-XR. KTM has been making the X-Bow (i.e. crossbow) since 2008. The GT-XR is the thoroughfare mentation of the X-Bow GT2, with aerial conditioning, Bluetooth, and an optional (!) rear-view mirror. In lieu of doors, KTM went much Star Wars X Wing with a pitchy combatant canopy.

We've been earnestly impressed by the KTM show successful the past. The archetypal X-Bow lapped VIR astatine 2:52.3 successful our yearly Lightning Lap testing. Our editor-in-chief deemed the 2019 X-Bow Comp R "properly capable" aft driving it astatine Sonoma Raceway successful California.

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With a turbocharged 2.5-liter motor sourced from the Audi RS3, the GT-XR packs 493 horsepower. Not record-setting, but successful KTM fashion, the car is incredibly light. The GT-XR tips the scales astatine a claimed 2491 pounds. That's lone 300 pounds much than a first-gen Mazda Miata. The c monocoque weighing successful astatine 196 pounds is lighter than the mean American man. The operation of precocious powerfulness and debased value is said to rocket the KTM to 62 mph successful 3.4 seconds.

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Kernasenko J.

KTM forwent a manual gearbox for the GT-XR, opting alternatively for a seven-speed direct-shift gearbox (DSG). The steering instrumentality is removable and features an integrated show with displacement indicators. The forged aluminum wheels are made by OZ Racing. KTM added a 25-gallon substance vessel allowing for much than 600 miles of scope betwixt fill-ups.

The GT-XR is disposable to bid successful Europe, wherever the KTM notes that the car is approved for thoroughfare use. Pricing is conscionable implicit $286,000 based connected existent speech rates. A maximum of 100 volition beryllium made per year. U.S. buyers whitethorn beryllium retired of luck, however, arsenic KTM does not notation U.S. availability.

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