2008 KTM X-Bow Racing Debut


(from KTM Press Release)  Two KTM X-Bow cars, run by German racing specialists Reiter Engineering, score class wins in the new GT4 Sports Light series

Both cars finish ahead of immensely more powerful opposition in the GT4 European Cup

  • Excellent results of the KTM X-Bow car’s first competitive racing appearance are an emphatic confirmation of the concept behind KTM’s sportscar

  • Last weekend, the KTM X-Bow celebrated its racing debut in the GT4 European Cup at Silverstone Circuit in the UK. The car’s performance exceeded all expectations, claiming two class victories and excellent overall placings.

    Both cars, which are run by the German team Reiter Engineering, completed practice, qualifying and two races without any technical problems – confirming that the KTM X-Bow really is ‘Ready to Race’. Entry into the GT4 racing series has been used as the last acid test for the car, shortly before the series production begins this Summer.

    The performance of the KTM X-Bow on the track surprised even the most optimistic among the Reiter team, with the cars finishing ahead of more established, and more powerful opposition. This was despite running on treaded tyres, with added ballast and an increased ride height, at the instruction of GT4 race officials to equalise the performance of the field.

    Though the KTM X-Bow is strictly only competing against rival vehicles in the new ‘Sports Light’ category of GT4, the X-Bow raced alongside cars in the 400-HP-category. Other cars in the GT4 series include the Aston Martin N24, Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Corvette.

    Among a starting field of 16 high-performance racecars, the KTM X-Bow finished seventh and eleventh overall in the first race, and fifth and sixth in the second race.

    The amazing results demonstrate the perfect concept and the awesome performance of the ‘Ready to Race’ KTM X-Bow. KTM is looking forward to the next round of the GT4 European Cup, which will take place on 16-18 May at Monza, Italy.

    Serious Wheels