In the September issue of Road & Track magazine, fans and drivers of the KTM X Bow Comp R Limited Edition can find a nice write-up of the Young Schwarzenegger (a nickname given to the car by R&T editors) to gain some valuable insights about its performance, build, and thoughts from industry pros.
Overall, the KTM X-Bow Comp R has gained lots of popularity in the racing world, claiming its own profile last February in R&T by the same writer, Sam Smith.
In his initial breakdown, the KTM X-Bow Comp R boasts…
-300 hp @ 6400 rpm
-310 lb-ft @ 3200 rpm
-Six-speed manual transmission / Six-speed twin-clutch automatic
-0–62 mph: 3.9 seconds (MFR testing)
-Top Speed: 144 mph (MFR testing)
-MSRP: $104,500 (Plus destination charge, which varies by dealer)
Fast-forward a season later, and Smith and other racing pros are still impressed with the high-performance machine:
“It’s an impressive race car, and that’s what it is; a race car. When I climb in, I close my brain’s road-car file and open the one for open-wheelers. Get the tires up to temp, really work them. There’s noticeable downforce.”
If you’re questioning whether or not the KTM X-Bow Comp R is right for you, Smith recommends the experience for “anyone who takes life seriously.”