Geneva 2013: KTM X-Bow GT Adds Wraparound Windshield, Wipers

The stripped-out, go-kart-like KTM X-Bow has a big problem. Although a competent track toy, the X-Bow's lack of a windshield, windows, and roof make it a pain to drive in anything other than warm, dry weather. Enter the X-Bow GT, which is headed to next week's Geneva Motor Show with a big wraparound windshield, windshield wipers, a heater, and rudimentary doors.

We take some issue with the use of the GT moniker -- it's often used to mean Gran Turismo, signifying a comfortable and luxurious performance machine. Still, the car will be significantly more usable than a standard KTM X-Bow. The presence of doors and windows will make the KTM X-Bow a more useful tool for road driving, rather than simply a fair-weather toy best used for track days.

The GT model will reportedly continue to use the 2.0-liter turbo-four Audi engine of other versions; the X-Bow Street and Clubsport extracts 237 hp from that engine, while the R model manages 296 hp.

Although the KTM X-Bow is not officially sold in the U.S., an importer named British Racing Group LLC will help interested buyers import them as kit cars. No word on if the GT pack will also make its way stateside.

Sources: KTM, Autocar

Johnny.5sp
Oh no I can see where this heading, the Ariel Atom is going to do this too! The windshield war has begun!
Abishek Varma
go.. ktm
Eduardo Armendariz
Black guy says..... ill put 30 inch rims on that bitch it n make it a donk. Mexican guys.... no ese put sum 13inch gold daytons and a couple of pumps make it bounce three wheel motion ey.
Tanner Cole
I think it still needs a roof if I'm ever going to buy one.
Lee Klein
So desirable. It's basically a go-kart. Who remembers go-karts?
Mel Cardenas
Would be willing to give it a shot!
Tim Lucas
But I think I still prefer the Arial Atom
Will Ryan
I'd take this car apart and put it back together again just for a 5 minute drive. Always a dream of mine to pilot a car as made for speed as this is.
Manish Kumar
I m also like this car
Chris Smith
I think I like!
Tim Lucas
I think I want one!
Dennis San Vicente
Bug teeth, optional.

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