Cars Simplified: Everything Automotive Explained


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KTM AG (formerly Kronreif & Trunkenpolz Mattighofen) is a motorcycle manufacturer from Austria that got into sports car production in 2007.


The X-Bow, pronounced as "Crossbow" made its debut at the 2007 Geneva Motor Show. While it lacks anything focused on commuting, it is street legal, varying from country to country.

It is a mid-engine vehicle with a carbon monocoque chassis that was co-developed with Dallara, a well known race car chassis design team. Motorsports-inspired pushrod suspension and flat underbody further enhance the feeling that you are driving a true racing car.

Powering the X-Bow is an Audi-derived 2.0L TSFI engine that produces roughly 235 HP, while the X-Bow R model gets that same engine upgraded to just under 300 HP.