KTM and Reiter Engineering will roll out a number of updates to the KTM X-Bow GT4 next year, having announced an Evo model on Friday.
Updates to the unique GT4 car, built by Bavarian company Reiter, are focused on increasing its straight-line speed.
The car has typically been less powerful than its competitors, therefore lacking overtaking power, while its lightweight design helped keep a comparatively high cornering speed.
Its engine output has been increased to a maximum of 375 hp when complying with SRO Motorsports Group’s Balance of Performance, and a possible upper limit of 440 hp in open championships or track day use.
It’s understood that research gathered through KTM and Reiter’s concept GT car, which was spotted earlier this year, has gone towards the Evo kit.
“Knowing the performance characteristics of the KTM X-Bow GT4 as being a superior car in terms of cornering speed and braking performance, we’ve developed the Evo model for 2020, that’s moving the performance window of the car carefully from those attributes into the direction of an increased straight-line speed,” explained Reiter Engineering founder and owner Hans Reiter.
“This will provide the KTM X-Bow GT4 Evo customers with better overtaking possibilities at any level of driving skills, making them more competitive in the tight competition of SRO series around the world.
“We’ve been listening carefully to our customers during the past seasons and we’ve put a huge effort into providing them with an upgrade that would be most beneficial.
“Based on our experience, we know that the KTM X-Bow GT4 Evo is perfectly suited to increase the competitiveness of the drivers, no matter if gentleman or professional racer.
“It will enable drivers to fight for positions on straight lines yet providing still enough stability and performance under cornering and braking” emphasizes Hans Reiter the goals behind the development work.”
All existing KTM X-Bow GT4 cars can be upgraded to Evo specification with a kit, and the 440 hp engine kit is also available as a standalone accessory part.