One of our wishes has finally been granted: the KTM X-Bow (pronounced cross-bow) is finally coming to the States. But we knew that already; what we now know are the official pricing numbers to get one parked in the driveway.
The X-Bow will start at $88,500 for the base Street model. Stepping up to the Clubsport adds roughly the price of one XX bringing the price to $103,500; another $34,000 will get you into a X-Bow Superlight. At the top of the heap is the $139,000 GT4. However, those prices don’t include an engine or transaxle, since the X-Bow is coming here as a kit car – that can be bought and installed for around $7900. All prices include airfreight and delivery charges to U.S. dealers. So unless you just want to put your X-Bow on display in your living room, starting prices actually start around $96,400, similar to what we expected.
Each of the four trim levels for the X-Bow strip additional weight from the car and add in race gear as you go up the model line. Fully adjustable dampers, an engine kill switch, six-point harnesses, and a fire extinguisher all get added to the more race-ready trims. Optional across the board are a mechanically locking differential ($4290), for quick entry and exit there is a removable steering wheel ($1690), wheels with central locking ($2490), and an integrated ChaseCam DIVA 2 camera system to film track day adventures ($4490). Also available are an airjack system and “R” package, details and pricing of which have not been released yet.
Even in base Street trim with no options performance won’t be lacking. The carbon fiber tub-on-wheels rockets from 0-62 mph in under 3.9 seconds thanks to a 240-horsepower turbocharged I-4 sourced from Volkswagen/Audi.
Since the X-Bow is imported without an engine or gearbox, it may or may not be street-legal; some states are more amenable to registering these types of vehicles. No matter what, the VW/Audi 2.0-liter is already sold in federalized forms. British Racing Group LLC – a small operation that apparently specializes in importing and selling small, specialty sports and motorsports cars – is importing the X-Bow for U.S. consumption on behalf of KTM.