KTM X-Bow (2008)

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An aggressive design and potential: the KTM X-Bow is not merely a in the KTM brand’s more than history, it’s also a new in the small, but elite segment of lightweight sports cars. exceptional position is the result of the for their first car, KTM the finest materials, high-tech and the of respected development partners as Audi and Dallara.

The result is a sports car with racing like an avantgarde, carbon monocoque. Thanks to the basic light weight and the 177 kW (240 hp) TFSI engine, the performance of the KTM X-Bow outstrip those of cars with more twice the power: with a of approx. 700 kilos, the KTM X-Bow to 100 kph in just 3.9 seconds.

2008 KTM

The Next Step into the

For the Upper Austrian motorcycle — Europe’s second — the decision to expand its of business into the automobile was of great strategic significance. It was possible by the company’s extraordinarily growth over the past 15 Since 1992, KTM vehicle have risen an average of 21% year, while the volume of even climbed to 25% each

Today, KTM is the world’s leading in the offroad segment and in recent has successively expanded its model into the street sector. into the automotive sector is the continuation of this strategy. the X-Bow, KTM can now offer the classic KTM experience to all those who don’t a motorcycle licence, says Pierer, CEO of the listed KTM Power AG, explaining this investment in the future.

Carbon Fibre Monocoque: Know-How from Dallara

fibre monocoques have the Formula 1’s safety net for On the road, this technology was reserved for the elitist, supersports in the highest price classes. KTM now like to be the first to offer solution in a much more environment.

KTM has thereby been to call upon the expertise of its partner, Dallara. These from Varano (near in Northern Italy have been acclaimed as carbon experts, from the conception to the of components made of this yet rigid material. The monocoque for the KTM X-Bow is not only extremely it is also safe, thanks to an crashbox.

And yet it weighs only 70 kilos and is therefore a crucial in the vehicle’s spectacular performance.

The TFSI Technology from

KTM was able to gain Audi AG as its in developing the drive unit. The TFSI engine represents the construction principles in an ingenious by featuring lightweight, high-performance and technologies.

The engine’s outstanding attribute is its direct injection technology, In this case, it’s with an exhaust turbocharger an intercooler. Thanks to FSI, the can utilize fuel better one with ordinary intake injection and it even gets by on fuel in the frequently used load range.

The injection place at a pressure level 30 and 110 bar, valves in the intake direct the inflowing air into a movement. A continuously variable camshaft ensures optimal charging at any speed. Two balancer compensate the second order forces and so guarantee superior, operation.

The KTM X-Bow’s long-stroking, engine delivers a powerful 310 newton-metres of torque peaks at a between 2200 and 4000 The peak performance of 177 kW (240 hp) is at 6000 rpm. Even powerful engine variations in the range are planned at a later

The drive unit package is by a manual 6-gear transmission, is also made by VW and can be equipped a limited-slip differential if so desired. An S tronic transmission will be offered. The drive comes the rear wheels.

The Chassis: and Competent

The X-Bow’s driving profit not only from the low centre of gravity but also its superior chassis, which draws on racing technology for its principles. Suspended on double wishbone axles, the wheels suspension and damping elements by WP with a pushrod arrangement up

The Italian brake manufacturer can also be proud of its reputation for KTM is also expanding this (which began in the motorcycle into the automobile realm. The powerful braking system of 305 mm discs at the front and 262 mm discs at the

The interaction of the vehicle’s light ideal balance, low centre of and a 17-/18-inch tyre mix results in braking performance: when the are warm, the KTM X-Bow needs 33.1 metres to decelerate 100 kph to a standstill.

The Aerodynamics: Exceptional Pressure

The primary development for the KTM X-Bow was not attaining extreme velocities, but in optimising the driving The sports car is thereby aided by an aerodynamics arrangement, the result of hours in Dallara’s wind The most vital element in area is the underbody, which is with a prominent diffusor at the

To make this diffusor even more effectively, the points for the rear suspension set as high as possible. This the KTM X-Bow to achieve a phenomenal of about 200 kilograms at a speed of 200 — about three more than most supersport cars.

In combination with the high-performance this fantastic downforce extreme curve speeds The transversal acceleration of 1.23 g can thus be attained noticeably the usual values achieved by homologated sports cars.

The concept was a great challenge for the as well. It meant that air had to be channelled into the inlets in the sides, behind the passengers. The is also located at the rear of the to avoid having to install heavier cooling hoses.

mission was accomplished by using air baffles, which are installed on the sides of the car so the passengers can also use as boarding aids.

Safety: Technology

The crucial component the driver and the passenger is the solid, fibre monocoque — technology straight from 1. This structure is supplemented by a in the nose of the vehicle. The silencer, is built into the rear of the was also designed to act as a crashbox; it the force of an impact to the rear of the

The driver and passenger are also by four-point safety belts, were inspired by the racing If so desired, this unit can be with a fifth securing The two roll bars are clearly

They not only appear to be they are skilfully integrated the monocoque’s structure.

Design: Floating Elements

Kiska’s design studio can credit for the shape of the vehicle. from Salzburg, he has worked with KTM for the past 15 years and is not only with the design of the but also with the appearance of the itself.

For the concept of the KTM brand’s automobile, Kiska incorporated characteristics that are more associated with motorcycles cars. Every part a function, the technology remains the form is noticeably simple. The orange-coloured body panels are elements, like those of and suggest lightness and simplicity.

The reduction in all things even the lights: simple headlamps, indicators flush with the contours and round lights at the forego superficial, showy Instead, the carbon structure takes on design duties, that components which are hidden in cars, such as the suddenly serve an aesthetic in addition to their usual

The Equipment: Puristic and Functional

As a of its clear concept, the KTM X-Bow can do a lot of elements that ordinarily add and extra weight. So the narrow deflector makes an elaborate system and windscreen wipers doors are also not included in the due to the vehicle’s low profile and the extra-low profile.

You’ll also for a standard instrument panel in The driver can find all the information for driving on the hub of the steering wheel.

The seats are further examples of the intelligent and simple construction: the for the driver’s and passenger’s seats are integrated into the carbon construction of the monocoque. An overlay solid comfort. In order to the best ergonomics for drivers of heights, the KTM X-Bow has manually pedals.

The KTM X-Bow doesn’t a luggage compartment. But it does an innovative, mobile storage box for the car The equipment required by law, as the warning triangle, first aid kit and a system, are kept in storage beside the passenger’s foot A cover is stowed in this location; it protects the interior of the car it’s parked.

Two helmets can be in the passenger’s legroom.


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