The stock KTM X-Bow should be a more than adequate adrenaline provider for most enthusiasts, but Wimmer RST decided to improve it anyway.
Obtained by optimizing the software and modifying other parts, the extra 185 PS (182 hp / 136 kW) and 100 Nm (74 lb-ft) of torque help both versions of the X-Bow hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.97 seconds and 200 km/h (124 mph) in 9.9 seconds.
Tipping the scales at 847 kg (1,823 lbs), the stock X-Bow GT needs 4.1 seconds for the 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) acceleration. The X-Bow R, on the other hand, which weighs 790 kg (1,742 lbs) without fuel, is 0.2 seconds quicker.
Both numbers are for the six-speed manual gearbox version of the basic sports car. But Wimmer RST’s examples feature the (optional) six-speed DSG, with three driving modes, and benefit from a few carbon fiber updates on the outside as well.
For the ultimate experience, Wimmer RST recommends opting for the X-Bow R, which is not only a tad lighter than the GT, but requires wearing a helmet, as it doesn’t have a windscreen.