We wanted to take Colin Chapman’s idea of a spartan, lightweight sports car reduced to the bare essentials and transfer it into the new millennium – with as many technological innovations as possible. The European Small Volume Car Manufacturers Alliance was an excellent partner and companion through these challenging times and made things a lot easier. To have the KTM X-BOW R and the GT homologated throughout Europe and in a lot more countries all around the world is definitely something we also have to owe to ESCA!

Stefan Pierer, CEO

Company Info

KTM produces more than 200,000 motorbikes per year and is world market leader in terms of offroad bikes as well as fastest growing motorcycle manufacturer worldwide. Since 2008 it’s also a car manufacturer and has built its 1.000th car in 2016. KTM cars are both homologated for international street and (successful) racetrack use.

Models on market

Product info


Revolutionary. Pure. Radical. In the form of the production version of the X-BOW, Austrian manufacturer KTM presented its interpretation of a super sports car for the 21st century in 2008. After several technological updates (e.g. 300 hp available since 2011), the “R” received a facelift in 2016, giving it the latest look. The car has a European Small Series Homologation and is available in around 40 countries all around the world.


No other car epitomizes the term “super sports car” as thoroughly and uncompromisingly as the KTM X-BOW GT. Based on the KTM X-BOW R – itself unique in the matter of high-tech, safety, drive dynamics and appearance – KTM has created a vehicle whose exceptional characteristics can also be experienced without a helmet.

+ Heritage

KTM was founded as a motorcycle repair workshop in Mattighofen, Austria, in 1934. The prototype of its first own motorcycle followed in 1953, serial production started in 1954. Since that time, KTM has evolved to be the most successful and biggest European motorcycle manufacturer with a wide range of street and offroad bikes.

+ Country of origin

The KTM X-BOW is manufactured in Graz, Styria. The region in and around the Styrian capital is famous for an excellent know-how and an extensive network in its automotive industry with more than 50.000 employees and an annual turnover of 15 billion Euros.

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