2009 KTM X-Bow ROC


(from KTM Press Release)  The KTM X-BOW ROC

The ‘Race of Champions’ is the crowning highlight of every motorsports year, with the world’s best
racing and rally drivers at the wheel of different vehicles in exciting head-to-head races infront of
thousands of thrilled motorsports fans. Legendary drivers such as Michael Schumacher, Sebastien
Loeb, Tom Kristensen and Matthias Ekström were among those participating in the December 2008
event at London’s Wembley Stadium, which also marked the first appearance of the KTM X-BOW.

The organisers, in particular rally legend Michelle Mouton, were fascinated by the revolutionary,
lightweight supersports car from Austria. “The X-BOW is an exciting new sportscar – it generates an
incredible furore with its spectacular design alone,” said Mouton, the most successful and best-known
female rally driver of all time. And the participating racing drivers were all unanimous in their
enthusiasm for the X-BOW. Formula 1 legend David Coulthard commented, “It’s an ingenious car
concept that also looks quite simply unique.” Sebastian Vettel enthused that “Driving the KTM X-BOW
is incredible fun,” while multiple world rally champion Sebastien Loeb called it simply “a great car!”

Everyone at the young car manufacturer is extremely proud of the X-BOW’s performance at the Race
of Champions; so much so, it was logical that a special limited-edition series, named ‘Race of
Champions’, or ROC for short, should be produced. Unique details featuring on the series of 30 units
include: exclusive ROC design on the body panels and the weight-saving all-carbon body; the sports
exhaust which attracts special attention with its deep sound; specially painted light-weight alloy wheels with a central wheel nut; adjustable sports suspension; and a removable multi-function steering wheel.

The price for the ultimate supersports car of champions is 69,980 Euros (plus national taxes and
import duties).

The ROC series features in detail

- Carbon fibre monocoque with crash box in clear coat finish
- Audi 2.0 TFSI engine with direct fuel injection
- Smooth racing underbody, front splitter and rear diffuser in carbon composite
- Body panels and wheel covers in carbon fibre
- Exclusive paintwork in ROC design
- Individually adjustable pedals
- Adjustable and removable multi-function steering wheel
- ‘Keyless Go’ system
- Performance suspension, with adjustable compression and rebound rates, and with preload-adjuster
- Limited-slip differential
- Lacquered light-alloy wheels with central wheel nut in ROC design
- Plus: Schuberth helmet and X-BOW indoor cover

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