2013 KTM X-Bow R - Photo by WindsweptDragon
A weapon for the track, but legal for the street, the X-Bow was developed by motorcycle manufacturer KTM to be a pure performance machine. The R version brings an additional 60 horsepower to bear; to accommodate the power increase, the torque arm was lowered. A beneficial side effect of doing so was a lowered center of gravity. Add to the package stiffer springs and friction-reducing Teflon washers and the X-Bow is in its own realm of cornering ability. Deadly accuracy in the turns combined with bullet-fast acceleration have made the X-Bow a choice car for the Race of Champions but, for any mere mortal driver, it has more ability than most will ever tap. This means it is a perfect car for pushing your driving limits. Powered by a 2.0 liter Audi four-cylinder and available solely as a six-speed manual, the X-Bow requires nothing more than a driver to begin hunting for incredible track times.