The 2008 KTM X-Bow was caught on video undergoing tests on the Nürburgring earlier today. If you want to hide in the shadows, avoid this car.

Unveiled at the Geneva Auto Show this past February, the 2008 KTM X-Bow was caught on video undergoing tests on the Nürburgring.  Shot earlier today, the X-Bow showed off its handling in front of our crafty photographers.

If you want to live a life of anonymity, this is not the car for you.  Almost ridiculously unique compared to other cars on the German roads, the X-Bow looks incredibly fun to drive.  This first video presents a car with a great sounding engine, and shows a vehicle that corners very well.  We can't tell how fast the X-Bow is going on the 'Ring,

On previous occasions we have seen spy photos of the basic version of the X-Bow, with a turbocharged 2.0 litre Audi four cylinder engine.  Audi's engineering gives the car 240 horsepower.  KTM's engineering brings the weight of the street-legal go-kart to a tiny 721 kilograms, which lets the X-Bow go from 0-100 km/h in 3.9 seconds.  That's a power-to-weight ratio of .151.

Although we have not yet seen it, rumor has it that KTM is working on an even more robust X-Bow, to be powered by an engine from an Audi S3.  That engine churns out around 300 horsepower, which would give a .189 power-to-weight ratio for a beefier X-Bow.

With a $65,000 base price, over 1000 units of the Austrian motorcycle manufacturer's first car have already been sold.  Production of the vehicle begins in a few months, with delivery beginning during Spring 2008.  KTM currently has a production capacity of 1000 units for 2008.  Up to 5000 cars may be produced in successive years.

The first 100 KTM X-Bow will be specially made by Dallara, each with a unique number badge signifying the limited edition.  All other X-Bow vehicles are slated for assembly in Austria.

Sadly, the KTM X-Bow can only be registered by its EU customers in Austria, Finland, Germany, Greece, The Netherlands, Portugal, and Switzerland.  Apologies to U.S. residents: it does not look like you will be able to take the X-Bow onto the highways of America.

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