The KTM X-Bow doesn’t lend itself to tuners, as it’s the embodiment of a very capable, factory-stock track-weapon. Still, Wimmer thought it can boost it up a notch, developing an affinity for the vehicle, and this is the latest result.
Because Wimmer RST is also the German retailing partner and dealer for KTM, another performance uplift offering for the vehicle was almost a must.
Mind you, this time, the power upgrade isn’t that substantial, especially as a 790 kg (1741 lbs) car only needs so much raw potential, and that’s why the ultra-light, carbon fiber-constructed X-Bow got its 2.0-litre engine tweaked to a total power figure of 375 hp and 500 Nm (367 lb-ft) of torque – making it an extreme driving machine in the process (as it already wasn’t one).
That’s a 79 hp and a 100 Nm (74 lb-ft) bump over the factory output, which comes from an optimized engine ECU and a stainless-steel exhaust system; enough to make it accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.3 seconds, and from 0 to 200 km/h (124 mph) in 11.2 seconds.
But, believe it or not, Wimmer didn’t stop there; as you can see from the ludicrous visual enhancements, the vehicle now features carbon-fiber auxiliary parts, including rear wings and spoilers, air guiding elements, aero-parts around the exhaust, racing underbody, front splitter and rear diffuser. To top it off, it smugly sits on Taneisya forged rims, wrapped in Toyo semi-slicks.
According to Wimmer, you can permanently sit in the car’s Recaro Premium Racing seats and put your hands on the real leather steering wheel for € 99,999 ($106,323).