We’ve never quite understood exactly how air manages to negotiate the KTM X-Bow’s unusually contoured carbon monocoque form, but nature’s stiff breeze ought to have a clearer path over the trackday hero now that this new GT model includes a windshield and side windows.
The added foul weather protection doesn’t include a roof (good luck designing one of those, KTM). However, it does include an integrated defroster similar to that of a Land Rover, along with a windshield wiper/wash system, too. Those two additions that should go a long way toward increasing the X-Bow’s day-to-day livability, as one won’t feel so vulnerable to bugs and kicked-up rocks when driving without a helmet. Other changes to the model include a redone center console, as well as new heating and ventilation controls.
No word yet on whether the X-Bow GT will be available in North America (the standard car recently found distributorship in the US). Want to learn more? Scroll down to check out the press release, and while you’re there, check out a new KTM-produced video of the X-Bow Battle.