A New Rival For Lotus Exige: Abarth KTM X-Bow
Abarth will collaborate with KTM in order to develop a rival for Lotus Exige. It will be named Abarth KTM X-Bow and will make its market debut in 2013.
Abarth, the house tuner of the Italians at Fiat, prepares a partnership with KTM to crate a rival for Lotus Exige. The car will be named Abarth KTM X-Bow and is expected to hit the showrooms in 2013. Most likely, the new creation of the Italians would have a 1.8-liter MultiAir engine, of course, coming from Fiat, that will be able to develop up to 200 HP.
The new model will keep the monocoque structure of the current X-Bow, but the body will become a lot more friendlier. Abarth KTM X-Bow is wanted to be a street model and that’s why the Italians will mount a windshield, air conditioner and other options required for day-to-day driving. That’s the reason why the weight of the Italian model will increase, and its performances will drop compared with the current KTM X-Bow.
Exige’s rival will be built in a limited edition, will have two seats and a mid-mounted engine. The price the Italian tuner will ask for the new model was not yet announced, but the enthusiasts will have to pay around $72,000.