While it still takes a few minutes to visually absorb, the KTM X-Bow seems to make more sense with the addition of a windscreen. It is also said to be one of those cars that is better appreciated when viewed with the naked eye.
Is the KTM X-Bow more congealed with the windscreen? With all that wind blasting the face, it seems it would be more comfortable.
This is the next version of the X-Bow with no windscreen. The windscreen on the KTM X-Bow is quite complex, with modern heating elements, wipers and cleaning fluid–it is fully functional, not just for show. While the windshield is a success, the ‘roof’ is laughable. To achieve popping the roof into place, one must press, screw, latch, blurt expletives, zip and possibly pray. Once those feats are accomplished, the roof can be used up to speeds of 60 miles per hour. This is a good indication that this fast lady will rarely be seen with her top on.
The KTM X-Bow at a glance:
- 0-60 miles per hour in 3.9 seconds. This is quite a bit behind the 2 and 3-second supercars, though still nothing to scoff at.
- Top speed varies by model year, but 144 miles per hour is about average.
- It pumps out around 400 horses from its 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, which seems low until the power-to-weight ratio is considered. It tips the curb at a mere 1,700 pounds…it is like the Kate Moss of supercars. It is said that the only supercar to officially beat its ratio is the illustrious Bugatti Veyron 16.4.
- Demand is so high for the supercar that KTM increased production from 500 units to 1,000 per year and built a new plant near Graz.
Fun fact: To combat the plethora of supercars crowding the streets of Monaco, local police purchased a KTM X-Bow. The combination of curvy roads and supercars demanded something a bit faster and agile to catch up with the speeders.
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