As a standard production vehicle, KTM is very dependent on extensive experience in developing the Dallara X-BOW GT4. Race car tested for the first time since February 2008. Official debut followed in March, along with the mandatory FIA crash tests, which ratified at the first attempt. In April, X-BOW compete in the first official race – the legendary ‘Tourist Trophy’ at Silverstone – not only won the Super Sport category, but also a place in the top five overall, first time out. Long before the first series of X-BOW road left the car production line, KTM has successfully listed on the track. Companies can rightly claim that the X-BOW was born at the racetrack and, of course, it adopted an important insight from this motorsport involvement to the standard production model. After a successful curtain-keepers at Silverstone, good results keep coming. The first podium followed only a few weeks later with the third in the overall placings GT4. In the 2008 end of season race in Nogaro, X-BOW also get the first pole position – ahead
from all the other (more powerful) GT4 vehicle. The victory in the Super Sport class had long assured, the three first places taken by three drivers KTM (Christopher Haase, Dennis street and Catharina Felser).