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KTM is making cars, now

Yeah, and I'll bet most folks went "who is KTM" when they read the subject line, right?

KTM has quietly gone from a specialty motorcycle maker to the second largest motorcycle manufacturer in Europe (second only to BMW). Their motorcycles are often regarded as best-in-class for their targeted markets.

In any event, they've turned their eye towards the lightweight sports car market with the introduction of the X-Bow (pronounced crossbow). It looks like a futuristic Lotus and I'd say that is their target competition. Ffeaturing some impressive technology (carbon fiber monocoque construction in a production car!), the car premiered at the Geneva Auto Show. Largely built by Dallara (racing fans will recognize that name) and scheduled for availability in parts of the EU by year's end, it weighs around 1550 lbs with a 220 HP Audi powerplant, so it should be a wild ride to go along with the looks. Price is estimated around 40,000 Euro, roughly $53,000 at current exchange rates.

The website has lots of pictures and info, it's at KTM X-BOW - The first car from KTM.

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The front shot is unique but the side.....WTF? Looks like it's missing parts. Not my cup of tea but it is different.

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Hat's of to KTM , but who wants to drive a car on the puplic roads wearing a helmet ?
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Looks like a go-cart to me.

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