Autocar is live from the floor of Autosport International 2008 this morning, where KTM has just launched its first ever car to the UK – the hardcore, high-performance KTM X-Bow.
This track-biased, road legal racer looks stunning in the metal - especially the ‘Glacial White’ fully-loaded example taking pride of place here at the Birmingham NEC.
After it goes on sale this summer, the X-Bow will be available through KTM’s 45-strong UK motorcycle dealer network. Prices will start at £37,888 for the basic car with the sports chassis. They rise to a maximum of £49,000, depending on how hardcore you’d like to get.
All X-Bows come with a limited slip differential but an alternative, even stiffer racing chassis is also available, as are carbon fibre panels and central-fixing wheel nuts (rather than the standard five locking nuts) for quick tyre changes during pit stops.
Potential customers will also be able to spec and order an X-Bow on the company’s website. The car’s then shipped directly from the factory in Austria, so there’s no UK importer to deal with. KTM is offering a two-year warranty on all X-Bows, plans to build 1000 per year and is taking deposits now.