Austrian manufacturer KTM – mostly known for its off-road motorcycles – is also at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show to introduce the KTM X-Bow GT and X-Bow RR, two variants of the same lightweight sportscar that surely had quite a few heads turning in Switzerland. The KTM X-Bow GT is a vehicle whose exceptional characteristics can be experienced without a helmet: the elegant, frameless windscreen construction – which wraps protectively around the driver and passenger – allows the occupants to forego their own headgear. At the same time, however, it does nothing to impair the puristic driving experience or the radical design of the revolutionary KTM X-Bow GT.
The technical basis for the KTM X-Bow GT was provided by the “R” variant, with a 2.0-liter 4 cylinder TFSI unit supplied by partner Audi and a carbon monocoque found nowhere else in street-legal production vehicles. This unit produces 240 hp and 310 Nm of peak torque allowing the X-Bow to sprint from standstill to 100 km/h (62 mph) in less than 3.9 seconds.
As for the interior, we have fixed Recaro seat shells with four-point safety belts which are integrated directly in the carbon monocoque, sliding pedal box and the multi-function steering wheel with adjustable height and depth. The RR variant instead is more track-oriented and comes with an evolution of the same engine producing 360 horsepower.