KTM, one of the newest car manufacturers in Europe, celebrated triple honours at the TopGear.com 2008 awards last night.The stunning ‘Ready to Race’ KTM X-Bow is Top Gear’s ‘Sports Car of the Year’, while KTM’s CEO Stefan Pierer, and X-Bow Chief Chassis Engineer, Loris Bicocchi, are both recognised among Top Gear’s ‘Men of the Year’.
Made in Austria, the KTM X-Bow (pronounced crossbow) is a minimalist two-seater mid-engined sports car - featuring a state-of-the-art carbon fibre monocoque - th
KTM has been recognised by a panel of motorsport experts for the development of a track-only version of its X-Bow sportscar: the KTM X-Bow ‘Race’. The Austrian company was presented with the ‘Vehicle Development of the Year’ Award at the Professional Motorsport World EXPO in Cologne on 11 November.The X-Bow ‘Race’ was developed in parallel with the road-legal car, the Austrian motorcycle manufacturer’s first four-wheeled offering. Much of the development work was carried out during its dominance o
The stunning KTM X-Bow has been selected for the “Race of Champions”, the crowning finale of the motorsport year, which takes place at Wembley Stadium in December.
The minimalist Austrian sportscar was launched in the summer of 2008 to critical acclaim. It’s inclusion in the annual Race of Champions was announced by event organisers Michel Mouton and Fredrik Johnsson on 7 November.“The X-Bow is an exciting new sportscar, it looks completely unlike anything else,” explained F
In time with the launch of X-Bow’s media website. KTM shows the first images of a scale model. This model was built for design purposes, has a scale of 1:2,5 and corresponds in almost every detail with the final car.
The scale was not selected randomly – it’s the best size to fit into the windtunnel of Dallara, KTM’s Italian developement partner for the X-Bow project.
Another scale model has already spent some 100 hours inside this windtunnel, mainly to adjust the airflow of the co