KTM and Reiter Engineering announced they are working on a new race car that will be sold in the U.S., Europe and Asia. No technical details were revealed, though KTM did provide an illustration of the Kiska-designed car. Unlike the KTM X-Bow, the new race car has a glass roof and a larger rear spoiler.
Reiter Engineering is best known for its work on Lamborghini race cars for GT and Le Mans competition. Reiter and KTM first started working together in 2008 with the X-Bow GT4 race car which won the GT4 Sports Light European Championship.
“Now is the ideal time to introduce a revolutionary new vehicle concept into international customer motorsport,” says Hans Reiter of Reiter Engineering. “This is an opportunity I did not want to miss and I presented my ideas to KTM. I’m convinced that the new model will attract a lot of interest and will be very successful internationally. My thanks to project partners KTM Sportcar, KISKA and KTM Technologies who have energetically supported us in realizing the project.”
The KTM X-Bow (pictured below) has primarily been used in single-make competitions such as the X-Bow Battle. The new car is intended for international competitions.
“With the X-Bow Battle we have established a highly successful one-make series competition for our customers who are also motorsport enthusiasts,” says Hubert Trunkenpolz, member of KTM’s Executive Board. “We are very aware that among them, and among many other like-minded enthusiasts, there is a demand for a racing car that can compete in international races. With this in mind, Hans Reiter came to us with the challenging idea of developing a completely new X-BOW for use in motorsport. We enthusiastically support this development in the knowledge that Reiter Engineering is an internationally recognized team that develops, constructs and markets highly successful racing cars. We are hundred percent convinced that the result will be a real ‘READY TO RACE’ product in the best KTM tradition!”