KTM released official press photos yesterday (Feb. 27,2013) of its latest KTM Crossbow GT ahead of the 2013 Geneva Motor Show (where it will officially reveal this latest iteration to the world). The photos reveal a more user friendly KTM Crossbow, mainly in the form of a windscreen (which fully surrounds the cockpit) and full set of doors. The biggest gripe that consumers had with the KTM Crossbow was the lack of practicality of using it on small trips or just driving around town. Now at least, consumers can enjoy a short commute without having to worry about the proverbial “bug in the teeth”.
Priced at around $88,500, the 2014 KTM Crossbow is about as extreme as four wheeled transportation comes. With a new windscreen and possibly some doors, I would be surprised to see the Crossbow crest $100,000. Currently the Crossbow is powered by a turbocharged four cylinder pumping out a whopping 300 HP and 295 lbs-ft of torque, but rumors of a five cylinder power train similar to the 2014 Audi TTRS are being tossed around (360 HP and 343 lbs-ft of torque).
A couple of years ago, KTM only planned to make 500 Crossbows. Then demand pushed that to 1000 units. Recently they had to open up a factory just to keep up with demand. With his newer, more powerful model on the market, let’s see how many Crossbows KTM has to make this time.
Source: GT Spirit