By Nauman Farooq


In the category of “desirable vehicles that won’t be sold as street legal cars in Canada”, the KTM X-BOW ranks very high up the list.


This Austrian built machine might be street-legal in Europe, but sadly not in North America.


The production version of the X-BOW was unveiled exactly a year ago at the Geneva Motor Show, and about 250 of these were delivered to customers in the first six months. The new factory in Graz, Austria’s second largest city, will be producing about 600 units per year.




Among them will be this new version, called the X-BOW ROC. ROC stands for Race Of Champions, and KTM prepared some special units for the competition which took place at Wembley Stadium in UK last December. This contest pits top drivers from the world over against each other in a variety of machines, which also included the X-BOW.


The new ROC edition benefits from a lightweight carbon-fiber monocoque shell and a noisier sports exhaust. Power still comes courtesy of the 2.0-liter, turbo-charged mill from Audi, which is tuned here to produce 240 hp.


The X-BOW ROC is priced at Euros 69,980, or $114,103 in our currency. So if you have a villa in Europe and want a road-legal track car, get one of these.

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