KTM X-Bow to Get Audi TT RS Five-Cylinder

Luke Vandezande
by Luke Vandezande

As if the KTM X-Bow isn’t exciting enough, Audi will now share its 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine currently powering the TT RS to power an even crazier version of the open-wheel car.

KTM currently slaps Audi’s 2.0-liter four cylinder in its carbon fiber track tub with up to 295 hp, but that number would climb considerably with the new engine. KTM CEO Stefan Pierer told Evo during the recent Geneva Motor Show that the company is working on stronger engines, and that the motor could make up to 480 hp.

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He also said that engine is being considered for racing applications, but it would seem likely that a less powerful version would make it into KTM’s road cars. That figure would likely be close to the 360 hp currently found in the TT RS.

A company representative in Geneva also told AutoGuide that KTM won’t sell its products in North America because of the company’s agreement with Audi prevents it.

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[Source: Evo]

Luke Vandezande
Luke Vandezande

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