KTM X-bow: black is beautiful

Solingen, 7 March 2016

Currently has the entire world of cars at the Geneva Motor Show in 2016 (3rd to 13th of March) in the Swiss Alps. Also KTM has this year placed a vehicle on the trade show floor: the KTM X-bow GT4. Away from the hustle and bustle of all the manufacturer but presents one exclusive Special Edition X-bow fans, which are preferably on the road and only occasionally on the race track. Curtain on for the KTM X-bow "Black Edition".

More carbon

In addition to the carbon monocoque in the Special Edition with sticker Kit provided all additions of carbon fiber are manufactured at the "Black Edition". These include body parts such as the air guide elements at front and rear or the wheel and engine covers. The car with the "output values of a formula car" (the words of the manufacturer) is visually based on the X-bow GT. To join the 18 or 19-inch BBS rims.

Technology upgrade

Also in technology, 300 HP is upgraded compared with the strong series model: package include a black anodized sport exhaust system, a "quick-shifter" with shorter throw, as well as an Engine Tuning to 320 HP. What improvements ensure these measures in the performance, is not known. But already a normal X-bow accelerates in 3.9 seconds to 100 and is quickly up to 231 km/h.

Interior and price

In the Interior, there are hand-stitched comfort seats with "Black Edition" logo in the headrests, a suede leather steering wheel with twelve-watch mark, full aluminium machined shift and hand brake lever, as well as an Infotainment system and rearview camera. Who invests 99.000 euro for one of the five specimens, receives an aluminum plaque on the center console as a sign for the exclusivity. It shows the vehicle number and the signature of the responsible production employee. (ml)