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2 mates did the factory collection last week for each of their Dallara's... Drove back via Monaco, apparently they are pretty good for long motorway miles...
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KTM X-Bow captures GT4 Sports Light championship

KTM has performed well during the X-Bow's campaign in the European GT4 Sports Light series, winning the championship in its inaugural season. In fact, the KTM X-Bow claimed the top three spots at the end of the 18-round series, and in the process, KTM's first four-wheeled street racer managed to beat out a slew of Donkervoorts and Lotuses. German X-Bow driver Christopher Haase piloted the KaTooM to a number of victories and won the driver's championship in the process. Somewhat amazingly, the angular little orange and black roadster was even able to pick on much larger and more powerful competition, like Aston Martins, Ford Mustangs and Corvettes.

We think it's fair to call the X-Bow a success for KTM, which now looks forward to bigger and better things. Up next is an even faster version of its racer as well as a range of city cars and off-roaders. Lest we should forget where the company's roots are, there are plenty of new sporting two-wheelers in the pipeline as well.

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KTM X-Bow races to inaugural Sports Light championship

The KTM X-Bow secured a sensational one-two-three championship finish in the debut season of the Sports Light category of the GT4 European Cup.

German X-Bow driver Christopher Haase was crowned Sports Light champion after claiming first place in class in the final race of the season at Nogaro earlier this month. Team mates Denis Retera and Catharina Felser finished second and third for the season respectively, ahead of Sports Light entrants driving Donkervoorts and Lotuses.

The Reiter Engineering-run KTM X-Bows dominated proceedings throughout the 18-round championship, often claiming finishes ahead of more powerful 'senior' GT4 Aston Martins, Ford Mustangs and BMW Z4Ms. True to KTM's 'Ready to Race' philosophy, the X-Bows competed in near-standard road specification, with minor revisions made only to meet FIA safety regulations.

http://www.autoblog.com/2008/10/15/ktm-x-bow-captures-gt4-sports-light-championship



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Ooh, now available: http://www.ktm-x-bow.com - however, undergoing ADR's, so don't expect to have one road-reg in the next 5 years. :rolleyes:



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Me: Any in Oz yet and will they be road registrable?

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Hi Ash,

To answer your questions NO & No.

We have been advised by the Department of Infrastructure that the cars MUST undertake full crash testing in Europe prior to being "considered" for Australian Compliance.

Throughout Europe the cars are registered under a Low Volume vehicle rule which we have here also, but Canberra has knocked us back on this stating KTM are a large organisation and should undertake the testing.

Sorry, we can assist with Race Cars though. Nothing planned to come into the country at this point.

Regards,

Paul Burfitt
Managing Director
DIY Group Pty Ltd

http://www.ktmsportscars.com.au




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ooohhh. Since you've got a rapport Ash, ask him for price of a race one landed!   :D
C'mon, do it!



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ooohhh. Since you've got a rapport Ash, ask him for price of a race one landed!   :D

They start at $120k.  I don't see the value in such a thing that's track only.




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They start at $120k.  I don't see the value in such a thing that's track only.

... We got a whole thread for that   :)
C'mon, do it!



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KTM may do a special deal for you and then rent it back for display use at events around the country. Win, win situation.



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