KTM has launched a more powerful version of its X-Bow lightweight track day special. Pictured here in its first outing at the Nurburgring, the X-Bow R uses a tuned version of the Audi S3's engine to boost power to up to 300hp. The engine will also be positioned lower than in the standard car to offer increased cornering speeds and “driving precision.”
Customers will also be able to specify two optional packages: Sport and Race. The homologated Sport package is European-road legal, while the Race package turns the X-Bow into a track-only machine. KTM has yet to reveal what the changes over the standard model are, expect for confirming all modifications will “increase the performance of the car dramatically.”
The new parts will also be available as retrofit options to the owners of the 500 standard X-Bows already sold through the firm's PowerParts program. KTM is also working on a 2011 model year version, which it will reveal early next year.