KTM X-Bow Race

KTM X-Bow Race

Motorsport is very important for KTM, as indicated by the company slogan 'Ready to Race'. It was therefore entirely logical that at the same time as the plans for the series production were developing, KTM was planning to run the X-Bow competitively on the racetrack. Together with Dallara, KTM developed its own racing version, with the cars being run in the GT4 European Cup by German race team, Reiter Engineering. The decision by KTM to place the racing premiere of X-Bow in the hands of Reiter, rather than enter the championship with an in-house, factory-run operation, allowed KTM to use the GT4 entry as a pilot project to 'power' development of future customer motorsport applications as well as the production model.

As with the production road car, KTM drew on the vast expertise of world-renowned Italian racing driver Loris Bicocchi in the development of the KTM X-Bow Race car. He has been heavily involved in the X-Bow programme from the outset as test driver and played an important role in its chassis and dynamics tuning. Biccochi's motorsport experience includes the testing, development and racing of many of the world's most prestigious supercars - including the Koenigsegg CCR and the Bugatti Veyron.

Technical Data :

* Bodystyle : Mid-engined two-seater open extreme sports car
* Chassis : Carbon composite monocoque with transverse mid-mounted engine, rear-wheel drive and fully independent suspension
* Structure :
o Monocoque: Carbon composite construction
o Torsional rigidity: 35000Nm per degree
o Nosebox: Carbon construction
o Rear subframe: Ultralight reinforced aluminium
o Exterior panels: Carbon fibre
o Underfloor: Ultra light carbon composite construction with rear diffuser
* Engine :
o Make: Audi TFSI
o Type: Turbo-charged, 4-cylinder petrol with direct fuel injection
o Capacity: 1984 cc / 2.0-litres
o Bore & Stroke: 82.5 x 92.8 mm
o Max power: 240 ps (177 kW) at 5500 rpm
o Max torque: 310 Nm (229 lb ft) from 2000 to 5500 rpm
o Valves: 16 (4 per cylinder)
o Materials: Cast iron block, aluminium alloy cylinder head
o Emissions class: Euro 4 compliant
* Transmission: 6-speed manual
* Suspension :
o Front: Fully independent double wishbones with twin push-rod operated concentric coil spring/damper units (adjustable) mounted on top of the monocoque, Anti-roll bar
o Rear: Fully independent double wishbones with concentric coil spring/damper units (adjustable), Anti-roll bar
* Brakes :
o System: Hydraulic (unassisted)
o Front: Brembo 305 mm ventilated discs with 4-piston fixed calipers
o Rear: Brembo 262 mm ventilated solid discs with 2-piston fixed calipers
* Wheels & Tyres :
o Front: 17 x 7.5 inch alloys with 205/50 tyres
o Rear: 18 x 9.5 inch alloys with 235/40 tyres
* Performance :
o 0-80 km/h (0-50 mph): 2.86 sec
o 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph): 3.90 sec
o 0-120 km/h (0-75 mph): 5.27 sec
o 0-140 km/h (0-87 mph): 6.61 sec
o 0-160 km/h (0-99 mph): 8.51 sec
* Lateral Acceleration / Speed :
o Racing: 1.8 g max
* Top speed: 220 km/h (137 mph)
* Braking to standstill (warm brakes) :
o 100-0 km/h (62-0 mph): 32.9 metres
o 160-0 km/h (99-0 mph): 77.9 metres
* Aerodynamic Performance - Downforce :
o at 100 km/h (62 mph): 48 kg
o at 200 km/h (124 mph): 193 kg
* Dimensions :
o Length: 3738 mm
o Wheel base: 2430 mm
o Width : 1900 mm
o Height: 1205 mm
o Dry weight: 825 kg


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