The KTM X-Bow is Finally Available in the US

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

It’s a bit late and it’s not street-legal, but enthusiasts can finally get their hands on the KTM X-Bow in the U.S.

Now available through KTM’s first U.S. sales partners, the KTM X-Bow Comp R is a track-only sports car powered by an Audi-sourced engine with 300 horsepower while weighing just 1,750 pounds. Those that have been anxiously waiting for the X-Bow has a chance to get their hands on an exclusive KTM X-Bow Comp R 1st Edition, which has power output increased to 350 hp along with extensive aero upgrades and nearly all available extras added.

The first U.S. sales partners for the KTM X-Bow Comp R include HMC Racing in Cato, Wisconsin and ANSA Motorsports in Miami Gardens, Florida.

SEE ALSO: KTM X-Bow to Hit US Streets in 2017

The sports car is homologated for Formula S&A Racer classes in SCCA racing events, and of course, in private closed-course track-day use. The X-Bow Comp R will celebrate its official launch next weekend at the MotoGP COTA round in Austin, Texas.

Previously, the only way to get your hands on the KTM X-Bow in the U.S. was to assemble it as a kit car. The body and engine had to be purchased separately to get around regulations.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Richard W Buck Richard W Buck on Nov 12, 2022

    Audi engine.... YUCK!!!

  • Andy Andy on Jan 05, 2023

    My 2008 X Bow has been tracked for more than 35,000 miles. Mine has the highest level of power which is 360 HP and 360 lb-ft of torque. I finally had to overhaul the motor a few months back. The Audi engine is great and very reliable. I honestly do not know of many motors with this level of performance that would have lasted this long.