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KTM Confirms X-Bow GT2 Car

Initial batch of 20 cars to be built this year; SRO GT2 debut set for this fall…

Photo: KTM/Reiter

KTM and Reiter Engineering have confirmed its long-anticipated GT2 car based on the X-Bow, which is slated to debut later this year.

Powered by a 2.5-liter Audi five-cylinder engine, the X-Bow GT2 is set to become the third confirmed model for SRO’s new GT2 formula, joining the previously announced Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport and Audi R8 LMS GT2.

As previously reported by Sportscar365, Reiter had been working on a “concept GT car” based on the X-Bow GT4, although there were initial concerns of meeting SRO’s intended power level of 700 horsepower.

Instead, the car will produce around 600 horsepower, similar to Audi’s GT2 model, but will still meet SRO’s targeted power-to-weight ratio thanks to its lightweight design of around 1,000 kg.

A “test mule” version of the car raced for the first time in the Hankook 24 Hours of Barcelona last August, with development understood to have been ongoing since.

KTM will offer both GTX and GT2 versions of the car, with the GTX being the unrestricted model that will run outside of SRO’s Balance of Performance and be intended for track day use.

The first batch of 20 cars, to be built by KTM Sportcar GmbH in Austria, will be available later this year, although the GT2 car is still subject to final homologation by the SRO according to Reiter Engineering general manager Hans Reiter.

“I am absolutely convinced that we have exciting times ahead of us and that the KTM X-BOW GTX and the KTM X-BOW GT2 will be enthusiastically received by customers and teams around the world,” Reiter said.

Further announcements on technical details and pricing will be made available at a later date. 

The GT2 car is expected to race for the first time at a yet-to-be-determined SRO event this fall.

“Following the worldwide success of the KTM X-BOW GT4, and as reigning champion of the ADAC GT4 Germany, we are now taking the next step with our new racing car, and we will soon be competing in a higher class of racing,” said KTM board member Hubert Trunkenpolz.

“In motorsport, it is necessary to focus development on a superior power-to-weight ratio to be even faster with economical, more efficient small volume engines.

“The knowledge acquired from this process must then also be incorporated into the series development.”

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

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