GT Car Series – KTM X-Bow GT4
One of the highlights of the China GT Championship is the highly popular and competitive GT4 class, which has allowed many more unique and interesting cars to take to the tracks during the China GT, including the KTM X-Bow GT4.
KTM is most widely known as being a famous motorcycle manufacturer, with their brand dominating in the Dakar Rally. KTM also created a similarly remarkable high-performance four-wheeled supercar, which has rapidly garnered fans’ attention. The KTM X-Bow GT4 was produced by a collaboration between KTM and renowned European engineering team Reiter Engineering on the basis of the existing KTM X-Bow model.
The KTM X-Bow GT4 is equipped with an Audi 2.0-litre turbocharged engine. After being adjusted to racing conditions, the maximum power output of the new model is approximately 360 hp and has a six-speed Holinger sequential paddle-shifted gearbox. This gearbox uses the same technology as that used in the GT3 model. The GT4 model has also undergone a treatment to make it more lightweight, with the body weighing in at only 35 kg.
The road-going KTM X-Bow has embodied ultimate high performance, and is regarded as a “road-legal” race car. The KTM X-Bow GT4 is designed to squeeze every last piece of performance out of the car. Four layers of carbon fibre, epoxy resin and elaborate handiwork: they all come together to make the extremely lightweight, carbon monocoque produced by carbon-fibre specialists Wethje, which weighs just 80 kg. The KTM X-Bow GT4 has a pushrod chassis, which is derived directly from the world of Formula racing. In addition, the KTM X-Bow GT4 has wider bodywork to increase stability.
Compared with the original KTM X-Bow, the KTM X-Bow GT4 has a closed cockpit, as well as many other features making it easy to open and aerodynamic. Fans have also enthused about the unique way in which the doors open.
In the GT4 class of the 2019 China GT Championship, Xtreme Motorsports have put the KTM X-Bow GT4 to use on the tracks. So far, the KTM X-Bow GT4 has already showcased its aim of providing the ultimate performance by helping Xtreme Motorsports to two podiums in Ningbo, proving their place on the tracks. Let’s see what new heights the KTM X-Bow GT4 can take them to next.