Austrian manufacturer KTM has unveiled further details of its joint racing project with Reiter Engineering GmbH, the X-Bow GTR (above left). The car is to be fully unveiled at its first rollout test later in February, before undertaking the SRO Group’s ‘Balance of Performance’ (BOP) test in March.
As the car’s specification and design details have been finalised, KTM and Reiter have set the X-Bow GTR’s price at €139,000 (US$122,868). “We have managed to offer an attractive price for the most modern and safe GT4 racing car on the market,” explained Hans Reiter, owner of Reiter Engineering. “The GTR features the most advanced racing technology, which is normally only the case in higher categories. And the monocoque technology offers the most unique protection ever in this class, up to this point in time. In addition, thanks to the special construction of our latest racing car, the ‘running costs’ are kept within encouraging limits.”
As with the basic specification KTM X-Bow, the all-new GTR has been designed by Austrian design studio Kiska. According to KTM, the studio also played a key role in designating the new KTM X-BOW as a “GTR”; a class of vehicle it states has ‘a rich motorsports heritage that possesses much cachet amongst automotive enthusiasts’.
Reiter is convinced that after many weeks of intensive work that the GTR will be ready in time for the SRO’s BOP test. “I have to compliment all those who have been involved at KISKA, at KTM Technologies and the KTM Sportcar GmbH who have all worked without a break, just as my own people have really done a perfect job in the shortest possible time,” he concluded. “We are now in the end phase and if we can keep almost exactly to our self imposed, extremely tight schedule, it is looking good. In keeping with this program, the first tests are planned in mid to late February.”