We esteem that Audi is silent utilizing its turbocharged 2.5-litre inline-five. The categorical exertion is, the five-pots within the TT RS, RS3 and RS Q3 are all pretty strangled by accepted regulations, robbing us of the plump warbly command picture most likely.
No such disaster with the KTM X-Bow GTX and GT2. For its most up-to-date racing vehicle, the automotive arm of the Austrian bike producer has slotted in Audi’s most up-to-date inline-five ‘TFSI’ engine into the X-Bow’s carbon fibre body, liberated grand more vitality and letting it exhale through a finally, very loud command.
To listen to what that’s esteem, we want most exciting stare upon the video above that comprises 13 minutes of X-Bow GTX and GT2 making an strive out footage at Monza. We counsel you dash and plan yourself a cup of tea, sit on the sofa, quiet down and fetch pleasure from the five-pot magic.
Internally it’s the same, with KTM and its lengthy-time collaborator Reiter Engineering GmbH electing to change most exciting the injection valves, the wastegate, consumption machine, engine management, and positive, the command. This yields 530bhp and 479lb ft of torque within the GTX, which is loads for a vehicle weighing felony 1000kg.
The GT2 is required to hit the SRO’s minimum weight limit of 1250kg, but it completely will get an uplift to 600bhp to plan up for the further ballast it’ll want to protect. When it enters the newly established assortment, it’ll use on entrants esteem Audi’s R8 GT2 and Porsche’s 911 GT2 Clubsport.