Upcoming Abarth sports car will be built on KTM X-Bow

by Alex

A rival to the Lotus Exige is soon going to be added to the Abarth’s line up of sports car models. The car is to be based on the KTM X-bow which gained fame due to its radical design. To be built on top of the speedster and roadster version of the 500 is what the plans are as stated by the Fiat owned tuner.

The car would be produced as a mid engined two seater model that will make its debut in 2013 though it has been revealed its going to be a limited edition model. The chassis is going to be a rolling one similar to the one used by Austrian motorbike maker. This chassis has been used for the first time in manufacturing car two years ago.

Powering the X-Bow has been the TFSI powerplant sourced from Audi and the exact place of fitment was behind the driver. For the modified KTM X-Bow, Abarth has zeroed in on a new 1.8 liter version of the award-winning MultiAir turbocharged petrol engine from Fiat. The engine delivers over 200 bhp of peak power. To be built on the X-Bow’s carbon fibre monocoque platform, the body shell would have a distinct appearance along with a matching interior. This in turn would endow the car with a more fashionable look that will be a reminder of Abarth’s links with Fiat and would come in place of KTM’s chopped-up track car exterior.

Source: 4wheelsnews

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