Autocars: KTM X-Bow ROC: The Road Runner for Champions

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

KTM X-Bow ROC: The Road Runner for Champions

The "Race of Champions (ROC) is the crowning conclusion of any motorsport year - will compete but the world's best racing drivers at the wheel of various vehicles in exciting head-to-head race against a backdrop of tens of thousands of excited motor racing fans. Legendary drivers such as Michael Schumacher, Sébastien Loeb, Tom Kristensen and Matthias Ekström participated in a competition in December 2008 at the KTM X-Bow Square.

Reason enough for the Austrians, a strictly limited special series of lightweight, purist sports car with the name "Race of Champions - ROC short - hang up. Several details on the draw only 30 copies limited special model: the exclusive paintwork in the ROC-design and a weight-saving Vollcarbon equipment, which, inter alia, a smooth racing underbody with front splitter and rear diffuser, but the body panels and wheel covers.

Particularly striking is also the carbon fiber monocoque with carbon Crashbox in sight, while the acoustically special sport exhaust system with a particularly rich sound convinced. It also equips the KTM X-Bow ROC specially painted with central-locking wheels, a train-and pressure-adjustable sports suspension stage, a removable multi-function steering wheel and adjustable pedals from.
For the drive of the KTM X-Bow ROC, a big 2.0 liter four cylinder TFSI Audi engine with gasoline direct injection, the 240 hp at 5,500 rpm and a maximum torque of 310 Nm with 2000 to 5500 revolutions mobilized. The engine-optimized application KTM, so the turbo-lag to a minimum and the response continues to improve.

Thus equipped, spurtet of the 785 kilogram lightweight KTM X-Bow ROC in just 3.9 seconds from standstill to 100 and ended his driving at 220 km / h. The average consumption per 100 kilometers, there KTM at 7.9 liters per 100 kilometers to. Rounding off the package of driving a manual six-speed transmission with differential lock.
To make contact with the asphalt in front aluminum wheels in 17 x 7.5 inch dimension with tires and 205/40 rear counterparts in 18 x 9.5 inches and tires in size 235/40 ago. In the wheels there is a high-performance braking system from Brembo with 4-piston Festsätteln and 305 millimeters wide, ventilated, slotted discs on the front axle and counterparts with 2-piston Festsätteln and 262 mm wide rear wheels.
The prize for the champions of the sports net is 69,980 euros, ie in Germany - including taxes - 83157.20 Euro demzufologe plus possible import taxes. The price also includes a helmet by Schuberth and an indoor cover as "pajamas" for the car.

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