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Thursday, January 5, 2023

The first KTM's high-performance sports car officially released

~NEW Beast~ As we all know, Kronref & Trunkenpolz Mattighofen (KTM) AG. is an Austrian automotive manufacturer which is actually more famous in the production of motorcycles, which is currently being pave the way to be a high-performance car manufacturer.
The first KTM's high-performance sports car named KTM X-Bow GT-XR officially released on September 2022. (Picture from: Carscoops)
Well, recently in September 2022, the Austrian automotive manufacturer launched a high-performance car called the KTM X-Bow GT-XR, that's said to be the first sports car has been launched by the Mattighofen-based manufacturer since 2008.

As quoted of Carscoops, the X-Bow GT-XR has very similar appearance to KTM's GTX and GT2 racing cars in terms of exterior. To continue the predecessors success, now the X-Bow GT-XR is ready to try out the circuit. 
The KTM X-Bow GT-XR carries a low-slung coupe model featured with a unique canopy door, which is operated electronically and soft-close to access its cabin. (Picture from: Carscoops)
And if we look further at its appearance, the KTM X-Bow GT-XR uses a monocoque of carbon fiber body built on a high-strength steel tubing chassis. Thus, it weighs only 1,250 kg and a weight distribution of 44:56 front/rear. Uniquely, the KTM-made sports car carries a low-slung coupe model featured with a unique canopy door, which is operated electronically and soft-close to access its cabin.

Regarding performance, the first production sportscar of KTM is powered by an Audi 5-cylinder inline turbocharged engine with a capacity of 2,500 with a power output of up to 493 hp at 6,350 rpm, and a torque of 581 Nm at 5,500 rpm. The engine is combined with a 7-speed dual clutch transmission system. 
The KTM X-Bow GT-XR has a dashboard arrangement that looks very sporty with the Formula-1 like steering wheel. (Picture from: Carscoops)
The power generated is channeled to the rear wheels with the help of a limited slip differential. So no wonder if the GT-XR can go up to 100 kph in 3.4 seconds, while the maximum speed is claimed to be 280 kph. Even though KTM prioritizes the car using on the track, the Austrian manufacturer claims this GT-XR is suitable for daily driving.
The KTM X-Bow GT-XR is powered by an Audi 5-cylinder inline turbocharged engine with a capacity of 2,500 with a power output of up to 493 hp at 6,350 rpm, and a torque of 581 Nm at 5,500 rpm. (Picture from: Carscoops)
Meanwhile, on the legs, this KTM sportscar used the OZ Racing rims with a size of 19 inches in front, and used 20 inches in rear, wrapped with Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires sized 235/35 R19 and 295/35 R20 rear. For its driving convenience and safety, the X-Bow GT-XR also supported with the Sachs suspension system that can adjust the height of the car.
The KTM X-Bow GT-XR can go up from zero to 100 kph only in 3.4 seconds, while the maximum speed is claimed to be 280 kph. (Picture from: Carscoops)
As you can see inside, the KTM X-Bow GT-XR has a dashboard arrangement that looks very sporty with the Formula-1 like steering wheel. Then the racing nuance is increasingly felt in the cabin by the using of bucket model seats combined with a four-points seat belt to ensure safety while on driving.
Well, then the Mattighoffen, Austria based automotive manufacturer also said that it would produce the KTM X-Bow GT-XR in a limited numbers, namely only 100 units which reportedly will be sold starting at around €284,900 (approx Rp. 4.28 billion). Is anyone interested in owning this sports car? *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | KTM | CARSCOOPS | GETJERRY ]
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