According to the team responsible for this beast, the KTM X-Bow GT-XR Supercar “is the closest you can get to a purebred race car in a road-legal vehicle”. If you are a high-performance gearhead, that statement from KTM definitely has your attention.
They make an even bolder statement, saying this street-legal supercar is ready to race, right out of the box. Not to be confused with the old RTR, or ready to run RC cars from your childhood, the X-Bow version of RTR will lead you straight to the race track.
Considering this street-legal supercar is based on the KTM X-BOW GT2 race car, it should not be a surprise that the GT-XR can back up the company’s claims. At the heart of its performance is an inline 2.5L five-cylinder TFSI engine from Audi. That means this engine is turbocharged as TFSI stands for turbo fuel stratified injection.
This turbo five-cylinder produces 493 horsepower and 429 pound-feet of torque. That translates to a zero to 62 miles per hour time of 3.4 seconds while enabling the GT-XR to reach a top speed of 174 mph. A seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission keeps you in the optimal torque range at all times.
Upon first glance, you see the shapely silhouette of the X-Bow GT-XR reveals a smooth design with the kind of sharp corners that resembles the hairpin turns you will be able to handle with ease. A lightweight carbon fiber monocoque chassis design helps keep the GT-XR light on its feet. Coupled with the low center of gravity engineered into the X-Bow GT-XR, this lightweight design enables you to pull some serious G’s in this supercar.
The aerodynamic tuning of the X-Bow GT-XR will slip through the wind almost unnoticed, which is fitting for a supercar featuring a jet fighter canopy. You don’t have to be Maverick to be the Top Gun behind the wheel of this machine.
Luckily, you won’t have to worry about another pilot flying away with your X-Bow GT-XR thanks to the removable steering wheel with LED display. This kind of security definitely beats the old Club from the ‘90s.
Obviously, the KTM X-Bow GT-XR Supercar is pretty sweet. You may be wondering, what does it take to find yourself behind the wheel of this serious street-legal race car? How does about $282,000 sound? If you love spending time at the track as much as you enjoy driving there, it is not a bad price to pay for dominance.
Now that you want an X-Bow GT-XR, there is one other thing you should probably know. They are only making a total of 100 available each year. If you want to get your hands on this race car, you will need to act faster than Speed Racer. Just try to avoid Racer X and you should be in line for the checkered flag.
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