When KTM CEO Stefan Pierer and designer Gerald Kiska had the idea for their first four-wheeled vehicle, the objective was soon clear. It stemmed from KTM's company philosophy, which demanded that the X-BOW be a true 'Ready to Race' product. The revolutionary supersport car had to be equally at home in all driving situations, whether on the road or on the racetrack. As a result, the best specialist partner was selected to turn the radical idea into a reality: Dallara. The famous Italian motorsport and supersport car manufacturer has been victorious with its designs in practically every leading race series around the world. KTM and Dallara defined the key performance targets; and with lateral acceleration of 1.5 g and downforce of around 200 kilograms at 200 km/h, the objective was to set new performance records for production vehicles approved for use on the road.

Naturally, all these requirements were met and the KTM X-BOW Clubsport has proven this to amateurs and professionals alike, both on and off the racetrack. And now there is a special X-BOW, tuned to the needs of all those drivers who enjoy a regular outing on the race circuit. The Clubsport model perfectly combines approval for road use with advanced features for the racetrack. Above all, with regard to safety, it raises the bar on the already-unrivalled standard. The chassis, which already employs formula racing technology with its adjustable shock absorbers (including preload adjusters) in a pushrod arrangement, now offers even greater fine tuning options for ambitious amateur racers and semi-professionals alike, with adjustable stabilisers and pushrods.

But above all, the X-BOW Clubsport offers its owners safety technology from GT motorsport, raising the extremely high level of safety provided by the monocoque even further in several ways. The rollover bars are made from steel and the front rollover protection structure of the monocoque is further enhanced. Side 'protection drops' have been added, which prevent the wheels of other vehicles becoming entangled, along with a six-point safety harness, emergency stop switch, racing head supports, a fire extinguisher and a dry battery.

The Clubsport series features in detail:

  • Carbon fibre racing monocoque with crash box made from visible carbon fibre
  • Audi 2.0 TFSI engine with direct fuel injection
  • Mechanical limited-slip differential
  • Racing underbody, rear diffuser and front splitter in aluminium composite
  • Performance suspension with adjustable rebound and compression damping and preload adjuster
  • Adjustable pushrods and anti-roll bars front and rear
  • Lateral crash guards and steel rollover bar
  • Six-point safety harness, racing head supports, steel towing eyes
  • Main power kill switch, hand-held fire extinguisher and dry battery
  • Individually adjustable pedals
  • Adjustable and removable multi-function steering wheel

Factory-fitted special options are also available:

  • Street-homologated semi-slick tyres
  • Wide selection of KTM PowerParts

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