“he car will factory-built right-hand drive in three of the four
models – the Street, Clubsport, Superlight and the left-hand drive GT4.
Performance per dollar will be exceptional, as the X-Bow tips the
scales at a featherweight 790kg.
Given it is propelled by a 177kW/310Nm two-litre intercooled
turbocharged four-cylinder engine with a six-speed manual gearbox,
expect Ferrari-esque pace in the region of 3.9 seconds for the sprint to
100km/h. The ability to wipe off speed is similarly good – KTM claims
the X-Bow’s Brembo brakes need only 32.9 metres to go from 100 km/h to a
Just as MIT’s vehicle, the KTM X-Bow is something we’re all familiar with by now. But that doesn’t make it a less relevant reference for what you can do with some imagination and very minimalistic, lightweight construction. My project isn’t about creating a futuristic KTM, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be influenced by it.