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Tuning & styling | 03.12.2013 - 22:02

The KTM X-Bow GT with COR Wheels, High Performance Engine, and Other Mods

The KTM X-Bow is one of the most exciting sports cars in the world as it’s a straightforward automobile. One German company wanted to get more out of it and gave it new engine modifications, COR wheels, and some other styling upgrades for an even more adrenaline filled ride.

The KTM X-Bow is a high performance vehicle that’s designed for speed and performance. It’s barely street legal and it’s at home on the race track. The car may be produced by a motorcycle company, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a fantastic car to drive. Its open cockpit puts the driver and passenger extremely close to the road and begs them to push it to its limits. This makes the sports car so appealing and has helped it achieve success with its sales. Now one German car tuning company has tuned the already high performance sports car with some OEM modifications as well as some of their own modifications. The team opted to use some OEM engine modifications for the Audi engine along with new COR Wheels, styling pieces for the exterior, and new refinements for the interior.

 

The German aftermarket tuning company first got to work on the engine that spins the rear COR wheels on the KTM X-Bow. The engine is a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four cylinder unit from Audi that has been used for a number of years and has large aftermarket support. The team and its engineers installed a larger turbocharger to feel the cylinders with more boost, and OEM H-shaft rod, fuel pump, high pressure pump, fuel lines, and forged pistons to create even more power. The engineering team then gave the engine a new ECU software tune to create even more power and allow the sports car to accelerate even faster. After the engine modifications, the KTM X-Bow sends a total of 320 kW at 6,400 RPM and 500 Nm at 2,860 RPM to each of the rear COR wheels. This allows the lightweight sports car to accelerate to 62 mph in 3.3 seconds, 124 mph in 11.7 seconds and reach a top speed of 153 mph.

 

After the engine tuning was done, the German aftermarket upgrade company then set out to work on the exterior. There, they installed a new set of five spoke COR wheels that measure 8.5 x 18 at the front and rear along with a fresh set of high performance racing slicks for the track. The new set of wheels also features a center locking mechanism to reduce weight even further. The team then painted a new logo on the front hood to match the color scheme.

 

Inside, the KTM X-Bow was given new styling upgrades. A new navigation system switch and control unit was installed for use on the racetrack and on the roadways getting there. Each of the seats were given a new suit of leather with contrasting orange seams and stitching. A new leather handbrake level and gear shift boot was also fitted for added comfort. 

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