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The KTM X-bow (pronounced cross-bow) has been on our Audi-tuned radar since the first few rumors of the project, then suggested as a joint-venture with Ingolstadt, rumbled out of the rumormill. Much has changed since that time. The X-bow was revealed, began production, has diversified into many states of tunes and models, etc. Still, the ultra-light windscreen-less racer has been a fixation for those around the Fourtitude offices. Think of it... an Audi 2.0T engine fitted to a chassis developed by Dallara (the same company who makes the chassis of the Audi R8, R10, R15 and R18 prototype racers) and (semi) drivable on the street. Where do we sign up?

Alas, the X-bow wasn't one for the USA... at least back then. KTM execs have told us that there was a plan to bring the car to the USA, but only really for the track. Turns out that North American plan has evolved a bit as found on the pages of Autoblog this morning.

Word is that in order to make the care salable in the USA, it'll have to be sold as a kit car and that means without an engine. Of course, you can also buy the engine and drivetrain alongside and assemble it yourself or have it assembled. And though it's featherweight, the base cost for the "Street" version shown above weighs in a bit heavier.... think Porsche 911 and that's before you pick up the engine. An X-bow "Superlight" is more in line with the price of an R8 4.2 coupe.

The press release can be found below. Also check out more photography of the KTM X-bow via our photo gallery HERE.

[source: KTM]

X-BOW "STREET" $88,500
X-BOW "CLUBSPORT" $103,500
X-BOW "GT4" $139,000

Optional Equipment Overview:
Mech. locking differential $4,290
Removable steering wheel $1,690
Wheels with central locking $2,490
Integrated ChaseCam DIVA 2 Camera System $4,490
Airjack System $TBA
"R" Package $TBA
Individual Powerpart™ and Powerwear™ accessory and part costs can be found on the British Racing Group online webstore at www.shop.britishracinggroup.com.

The X-Bow pricing above reflects a complete "Roller". The X-Bow is sold in the US minus engine and transaxle. The KTM OEM drivetrain package including engine and transaxle can be purchased and installed by an approved installation partner for approximately $7,900 USD, applicable to all models.

Pricing includes Airfreight and ground transport to our delivery facilities.

The North American specification KTM X-Bow is classified as a special construction vehicle by the EPA, NHSTA and individual state departments of transportation. As such, it is sold without engine and transaxle. The engine and transaxle specified in this and associated documents is the suggested drivetrain for North American consumers. British Racing Group LLC and Hangar 111 make no representations as to an individuals ability to register the X-Bow or any of it's derivatives for road use due to varying requirements from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Special licensing procedures likely apply. For specific requirements, please contact your state's governing agency. Licensing and registration of the X-Bow is the sole responsibility of the buyer.

Operating a vehicle in motorsport, track or competitive conditions and venues may be hazardous. Such use exposes the occupants to extreme conditions and the possibility of injury, sometimes sever and can result in death. Any use of the X-Bow should be performed with this in mind. By operating the car, the occupants accept this liability and absolve British Racing Group, LLC, it's installation partners, Hangar 111 and KTM, AG of all liabilities that may result from the use of the vehicle. Proper training, equipment and licensing is strongly recommended.

British Racing Group LLC, Hangar 111 and KTM, AG reserve the right to alter specifications including but not limited to; standard and optional equipment, suggested drivetrain specification, pricing, etc. without prior notice. British Racing Group, LLC is an official dealer and North American representative for Hangar 111, Limited.
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