A month ago, Reiter Engineering and KTM Sportcar were rumoured to be working on a new GT4 race car project based on the KTM X-Bow. They are true after all, as KTM has released further details regarding the race car, which is set to enter both the SRO GT4 European racing series and the GT-S class in the Pirelli World Challenge.
KTM has yet to show us the real thing but this rendering from KISKA points to the final design of the GT4 racer. Compared to the X-Bow, the new race car appears to be more athletic with its radically sculpted sheet metal, deep air intakes and louvres as well as the protruding rear wing.
According to KTM, the yet-to-be-named race car gets 320 hp from a 2.0-litre TFSI engine and a sequential six-speed gearbox with paddle shift from Hollinger. The car itself is equipped with a racing ABS system. In terms of weight, Hans Reiter, proprietor of Reiter Engineering says, “When it comes to the weight we are orienting ourselves on the current SRO GT4 practice.”
“Ultimately however we have to wait to see how much balance weight and horsepower the SRO and the Pirelli World Challenge assigns us as part of the ‘Balance of Performance’,” he explains further.
In terms of price, the GT4 racer is said to be “in the range of the SRO rules for GT4.” Reports suggest the price tag could reach somewhere between £80,000 to £120,000.
FURTHER DETAILS ON REITER AND KTM PROJECT
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15.12.2014 – The announcement from Reiter Engineering GmbH & Co KG and KTM Sportcar GmbH that they are working on a new KTM racing car has caused quite a stir in the racing scene. Now there are further details for all those interested in putting their trust in a GT4 racing car from Reiter Engineering in the coming year, one that is homologated from SRO and Pirelli World Challenge.
The new rendering by KISKA points to the final design of the KTM racing car. The vehicle showcases the typically futuristic KTM design. Not only is the overall design impressive, but the technology behind the completely redesigned exterior will be state-of-the-art.
Hans Reiter, proprietor of Reiter Engineering explains further: “In the first stage we homologate the new racing car for both the SRO GT4 and the Pirelli World Challenge GT-S classes!” The new KTM racing car will generate approximately 320hp with the well-known 2.0 liter TFSI engine, which is coupled with a sequential six-speed gearbox from Holinger, naturally with paddle shift. “In addition there is also a racing ABS system. When it comes to the weight we are orienting ourselves on the current SRO GT4 practice. Ultimately however we have to wait to see how much balance weight and horsepower the SRO and the Pirelli World Challenge assigns us as part of the ‘Balance of Performance’.”
Price-wise the GT4 racer, which is exclusively prepared and available from Reiter Engineering, should be in the range of the SRO rules for GT4. According to Reiter, “When you reflect on what the customer is being offered here in terms of the most modern racing technology, together with a very impressive safety concept, then you can really speak about it being exceptionally good value for money. Since the new car is based on the KTM X-BOW, the customer is going to get a racing car that has now been tested on the world’s racing circuits for six years. Our next major milestone will be the SRO BOP test in the coming spring.”