KTM’s brand new X-Bow GTX and GT2 have been filming testing on Monza, making a predictably incredible noise in the process
We really like that Audi continues to be using its turbocharged 2 . 5-litre inline-five. The only trouble is definitely, the five-pots in the TT RS, RS3 plus RS Q3 are a little strangled by contemporary regulations, robbing us from the full warbly exhaust notice potential.
Simply no such issue with the KTM X-Bow GTX and GT2 . For its latest racing vehicle, the automotive arm from the Austrian bike manufacturer provides slotted in Audi’s most recent inline-five ‘TFSI’ engine to the X-Bow’s carbon fibre body, liberated a lot more power plus letting it exhale through an extremely, very loud exhaust.
To hear what that is like, we need only consider the video above featuring 13 minutes of X-Bow GTX and GT2 testing video at Monza. We recommend you go and make yourself the cup of tea, lay on the sofa, relax and luxuriate in the five-pot magic.
Internally it’s exactly the same, with KTM and its particular long-time collaborator Reiter Architectural GmbH electing to change the particular injection valves, the wastegate, intake system, engine administration, and yes, the exhaust system. This yields 530bhp plus 479lb ft of torque within the GTX, which is plenty to get a car weighing just 1000kg.
The particular GT2 is required to hit your current SRO’s minimum weight limit of 1250kg, but it gets an uplift to 600bhp to make up for the excess ballast it’ll need to carry. When it enters the newly established series, it’ll take on entrants like Audi’s R8 GT2 and Porsche’s 911 GT2 Clubsport.