Reiter Engineering unveils 2018-spec KTM X-Bow GT4

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Reiter Engineering has unveiled a revised, 2018-specification version of its KTM X-Bow GT4 competition car. The racing car, which carries international homologation, was developed and constructed as part of a collaboration between KTM Sportcar GmbH and Reiter Engineering. It has been successfully competing in many racing series around the globe since 2015 and has taken numerous victories and titles in the GT4 European Series, Pirelli World Challenge, VLN, China GT, Thailand Superseries, Australian GT, and more.

To date, Reiter has more than 60 competing worldwide, and for 2018 the car has now undergone a significant overhaul for the coming season, with development focused on increasing mileage and decreasing running costs.

“Although we already have a GT4 vehicle that offers one of the best value for money,” explained Reiter Engineering boss Hans Reiter. “Just take a look at the VLN where there’s no other car that runs faster lap times for less money – we want to further reduce the costs for the teams and the drivers with these updates.”

Updates include a more powerful Holinger transmission (MF) installed, which is not only designed for 700Nm torque permanently, but also doubles the mileage to 10,000km. The mileage of the chassis components, such as the wishbones or the GT3 central locking wheel hubs, has been increased to 20,000km, which pushes the running costs down to €3.90 (US$4.78) per km.

To better meet the needs of teams and drivers, the KTM X-BOW GT4 MY2018 also comes along with a new Motec M142 engine control, which replaces the previous Series ECU, and a complete motorsport cable harness, including an electronic fuse box. A new user-friendly control panel in the cockpit further aids the driver, who can now rely on a Motorsport Traction Control (GT3 Technology), and an LMP headrest, too.

The price of the KTM X-BOW GT4 MY2018, which can be ordered immediately, is €152,360 (US$186,624.24). A total of 15 vehicles are on the production plan for Spring 2018, whereby production in February is already sold out.

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