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The 2009 Motor Expo Show Car
2009 KTM X-Bow Sports
Registration no. X70 KTM
Chassis no. VBKABRAA590000332

"The KTM X-Bow is the first car from the second largest motorcycle manufacturer in Europe. It is unashamedly sportsbike inspired, which means the X-Bow is fast, light and nimble." – Car magazine.

The fact that KTM would want to build a sports car may have come as a surprise to many, but the fact that when it did the Austrian manufacturer – motto 'Ready to Race' – came up with something as radical as the X-Bow should not. Collaborating with legendary Italian racing car manufacturer, Dallara, KTM commenced work on the project in 2005 and displayed the first X-Bow at the Geneva International Motor Show in 2007. The chassis was made of carbon fibre – left unpainted – while the vestigial bodywork seemed to have been designed to reveal rather than conceal the underlying components. Anyone familiar with KTM's Super Duke sports roadster will recognise the look, as both of these seemingly dissimilar vehicles are the work of long-time KTM collaborator, Gerald Kiska. But rather than use one of its motorcycle engines in the X-Bow, KTM chose the VW-Audi Group's 2.0-litre turbocharged TFSI motor as used in the Golf GTi. As one might imagine, with 237bhp propelling a lightweight (790kg) chassis, acceleration is spectacular, the 0-62mph dash being accomplished in only 3.9 seconds. Despite its track-focused design, the X-Bow could be road registered; demand swiftly overtook projected sales, leading KTM to establish a new factory dedicated to X-Bow manufacture. The X-Bow was Top Gear's Sports Car of the Year in 2008.

Originally registered 'KX09 PVJ', this KTM X-Bow was displayed at the 2009 Motor Expo show at London's ExCel centre. It was the press car and featured in Evo magazine and Top Gear (TV and magazine). This particular car incorporates a bespoke Stage 2 power upgrade to 280bhp while other noteworthy features include adjustable brake bias; engine frame with carbon air box; lowered engine and gearbox; and a mounting kit and brackets for air jacks. 'X70 KTM' comes with comprehensive service history with Backdraft Motorsport and official KTM dealer Hangar 111. Currently displaying a total of some 14,000 miles on the odometer and presented in excellent condition throughout, this most exciting 'pocket rocket' is offered with sundry bills, MoT to 2020, and an outdoor car cover.

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