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X-Bow power upgrade endorsed by KTM

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24th July, 2009

  • KTM recommends ABT Sportsline performance upgrade for X-BOW
  • Aftermarket conversion gives X-BOW 300 bhp and 400 Nm
  • Tuned X-BOW hits 100 km/h in 3.5 seconds

European KTM X-BOW owners wishing to take the extraordinary performance of their ‘Ready to Race’ sports car to the next level can now benefit from a significant power upgrade.

Developed by engine tuning experts ABT Sportsline, the upgrade will raise the already-potent X-BOW’s peak power to an impressive 300 bhp (from 240 bhp in standard tune) and boost torque to a formidable 400 Nm (from 310Nm), lifting the vehicle’s power-to-weight ratio to 380 bhp per tonne. Crucially, the ABT upgrade delivers these increases while retaining the flexibility of the engine, which provides highly accessible peak power and torque over a relatively wide rev band.

Combined with the vehicle’s light weight and Dallara-developed chassis, the increased power will launch X-BOW from rest to 100 km/h in just 3.5 seconds – compared to 3.9 seconds in a 240 bhp car.

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The upgrade – which is the only tuning solution recommended by KTM – will be sold as an aftermarket package in Europe and can be retrofitted to all X-BOW models. It comes with a two year warranty – testament to the extensive development testing undertaken to meet KTM’s exacting requirements.

“X-BOW’s race car-inspired chassis and sophisticated aerodynamic package have always given owners the ability to go head-to-head with some of the world’s most exotic machinery,” comments Jeff Lau, KTM’s X-BOW  Manager for the UK. “This power upgrade will ensure that X-BOW owners seeking an even more extreme experience can do so in total confidence, building upon the quality assurance of the expert engineering and exquisite finish for which X-BOW is recognised.”

Existing owners interested in equipping their X-BOW with the factory-recommended power upgrade should contact their nearest service partner, where the part can be fitted by ABT’s specialist engineers. Based in Kempten, Germany, ABT Sportsline is renowned for carrying out tuning work on Volkswagen Group powertrains.


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