Jumat, 02 September 2011

KTM X-Bow Gets Retro-Cool New Clothes Thanks to Montenergy

KTM X-Bow Montenergy Stratosferica front 3/4 view

The KTM X-Bow is often overshadowed by its British rival, the Ariel Atom, which is most unfortunate. Granted, no over-the-top British TV host has ever had his face ruffled by one, but the fact remains it’s still a mid-engine, cycle-fendered, psychotically-fast runabout. Maybe it’s also due to the fact that it has a less-high-strung turbocharged 2.0L engine (sourced from Audi) and the breeze isn’t blowing through the lower part of the cockpit is a turnoff for people who find the Atom’s elemental (emphasis on mental) approach. Either way, the X-Bow seems rather underappreciated.

One company that certainly does appreciate it, however, is Montenergy. The Italian carrozzeria (coachbuilder in lingua inglese) has already been re-clothing the X-Bow to varying degrees, but now it has unveiled a nearly full-clothed take on this Austrian track star. But that might not be the biggest news; no, that may come down to what the Montenergy designers used for their styling muse.

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