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KTM X-Bow specs

Car type Open-wheeler
Curb weight 871 kg (1920 lbs)
Power / weight 276 ps (273 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 356 Nm (263 lb-ft) / t
Introduced 2008
Origin country Austria
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Performance

Top speed 230 kph (143 mph)
0 - 40 kph 1.3 s
0 - 50 kph 1.7 s
0 - 100 kph 4.4 s
0 - 130 kph 7.1 s
0 - 200 kph 20.2 s
0 - 100 mph 9.4 s
Est. 1/8 mile 8.3 s @ 93.2 mph
1/4 mile 12.2 s
Est. 1/2 mile 20.3 s @ 124.3 mph
Est. 100 - 200 kph 15.8 s

More acceleration times

KTM X-Bow acceleration graph
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golf1diesel  7y ago

they raced this with the KTM 990 SM in a very wet track haha


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gt  7y ago

1/4mile in 12.19 according to best motoring 2010-08


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Georg  8y ago

big Hockenheim improvment thanks to Toyo R888 tires..this month sportauto supertest car


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Yaspaa  8y ago

It is coming to the US and will be street legal and around $70000.


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Anonymous  8y ago

I know CaterHams are street legal in the uS, not sure how many states though, so this should be too, but i hope they bring it over there.


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Anonymous  8y ago

I've read 2 different magazine articles and one said the car can be bought in the US (but isn't street legal) and the other said the car can't be bought in the US.

It will probably be avail. in the US, eventually.


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Anonymous  8y ago

Is there a US price on this?


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Anonymous  8y ago

Do they sell this in America?


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Anonymous  9y ago

Any guess on what this can do on the Top Gear Track??


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1=4, idiots  9y ago

Why are you all knit-picking everything on this car? The car is competent on several tracks and places well unless the track is wet. It would make sense that a car that is this light would suffer tremendously due to a wet track. And yes bozos, 1700 pounds is light for a car (lighter than almost every leMans racecar)


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Anonymous  9y ago

@minimac93
The time on Nordschleife is so slow because it was wet during the test....the porsche 997 turbo was also tested on this day and made a 8.23min. The tester claimed that the x-bow could have been 30sec faster. But it would not get a time under 8.20min because the nordschleife has some fast passages and the aerodynamics of the x-bow causes bad top speed and therefore a slow laptime.


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Anonymous  9y ago

is this called the X-Bow or the CrossBow?? cause i have herd both!


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minimac93  9y ago

Why is the Nordschleife time so slow...?


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Anonymous  9y ago

why is it so expensive? because its Austrian..lol and just look at the thing, its craaaazy. i think its £50,000 or $60,000, but considering how much fun this baby is to drive, (so i here), the price doesnt seem so bad..


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Anonymous  9y ago

The Question is why is it so expensive...


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Anonymous  9y ago

Well no, it is not slow. ;-)

I was talking about weight when compared to cars like ariel atom, caterham r500 or perhaps radical sr3/4/8...

IMHO it is kind of heavy when compared to those cars (atom, r500 etc). And because it's heavier than those cars, it is also slower.

And since I thought KTM were competing on the same segment of the market as ariel/caterham/radical, it is "slow" and "heavy" relative to its competition...


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Georg  9y ago

slow?
At Hockenheim short it is faster as 2-11, at Nürburgring it is faster as similar powerfull Ariel Atom2. Patrick Simon claimed the handling brilliant... compared to the Elise SC which simple sucked because of wrong tires and shitty tranny


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Anonymous  9y ago

some times weight wont effect the performance as much if there equipped with certain options, for example, nissan gtr and bentley gt speed 3.2 and 3.9 and most cars with this weight and power are alot faster, for example the lotus exige s 240 3.8 ta 60 and 9.6 ta 100, anddd 12.4 in th 1/4, so i dunno maybe this car just sucks?


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FastestLaps  9y ago

I don't think this is a car you could call "slow"


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Anonymous  9y ago

isn't it slow because it is heavy?


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Anonymous  9y ago

the question isnt why is it so heavy, its why is it so slow?? look at thos performance stats, the Lotus Elise SC does the 1/4 in 13 flat and that around 400 lbs heavyer. but i bet this thing is really fun to drive:)


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Anonymous  9y ago

even lotus 2-eleven is lighter...


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Anonymous  9y ago

Why is it so heavy?
Allmost all similar type of cars are lighter: ariel atom, caterham csr/r500, westfield xtr, all the radicals etc...


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Georg  9y ago

the Luk driving Center laptime was driven on normal street tires no street legal semi slicks, the suspension setup was the basic factory setup. The X-Bow has a fully adjustable suspension and ride high, with proper track specific setup the car would have laped faster according to Patrik Simon the testdriver

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