Wimmer KTM X-Bow
Far across the Solingen city limits it seems to be well known fact that the WIMMER Rennsporttechnik company since more than 20 years is a master as in electronic, such also in mechanical performance improvement. Like ever before, chip tuning and engine modifications are core business of the Thorsten WIMMER crew, but also individually made of stainless steel exhaust systems with sports cat and – optionally – with valve control and road legalization. Even so, of course, chassis technology, brakes, clutch etc. belong to their daily tasks.
Quite a few freaks will rub their eyes in bafflement when seeing the presented here super sports cars. May be, they won't recognize immediately the source of the miracle: The X-BOW series GT, a consequent further development of the already revolutionary X-BOW R by KTM, the Austrian bike giant. In contrary to its forerunners R and RR, the X-BOW GT may be driven without helmet thanks to its disc construction. For the whole X-BOW family of KTM, the WIMMER Rennsporttechnik is authorized service partner.
Reasons enough to „lend a hand“ to this GT. The power improvement installed by WIMMER Rennsporttechnik gives the in-line four cylinders with two liters of engine size (Audi engine with gas direct injection and exhaust driven turbocharger with intercooler) unimagined power. Instead of the serial 285 HP and 420 Nm there are now 435 HP (= 320 kW) at 6,400 rpm and 500 Nm of max. torque at 2.860 rpm in disposition. While Vmax has been enhanced by another 15 kmph up to now 246 kmph (153 mph), needing no more than 3.3 or 11.7 respectively to sprint from 0 up to 100 or 200 kmph (60 or 120 mph). From the number of the made by Wimmer tuning measures, we want to remember here only the H shaft rod, the forged piston, the especially designed turbo charger and the suction way optimization. The 100 cells sports cat with Y-pipe, the sports exhaust system itself, the high-pressure pump, a pre-feed fuel pump, the sportive suction system and a special water pump come from the rich KTM power parts program. Of course, the whole miracle is available together with individually adapted matching to the vehicle Wimmer software. More than twenty years of WIMMER Rennsporttechnik tuning and programming experience are without any doubts an investment into driving fun and in the same time warranting for longevity and long life suitability for daily use.
Up to now unmentioned are the following elements of extra equipment in the interior, as comfort seats with orange colored seams, the leather made gaiter of the new gear switch, a new hand brake lever, the multi function switch for the navigator and the also orange stitched letters “GT”. The special coloring of the bonnet in the color of the KTM logo, the sports axle back exhaust and the racing rims with central slot are perfectly the top of the harmonious image of the bolide.
This KTM X-BOW GT may be admired – together with a Porsche GT2 RS with over 1,000 HP, the new Audi S3 on all posh BBS rims and power tuned Mercedes AMG – on the Essen Motorshow in Germany. WIMMER Rennsporttechnik Solingen GmbH is present on stand A108 in hall 5.
Source: Wimmer Press