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KTM X-Bow Black Edition is a road-legal Batmobile

KTM has unveiled a limited run version of its X-Bow track weapon known as the Black Edition – and it’s about as close as you can get to a road-legal Batmobile.

The KTM X-Bow Black Edition is based on the X-Bow GT, but comes with even more carbon fibre goodness, including a body coated finished with a layer of clear matte lacquer, which helps save between 10 and 15kg of weight.

Carbon fibre has been used for the underfloor, body covers, bonnet and wheel arches. A plaque that indicates each car’s unique number and lighter five-bolt forged racing wheels from BBS in 18- and 19-inch sizes are also standard.

The windscreen that makes it more livable on the road is inherited from the GT model, as is the 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engine from Audi. Except here it’s been tuned to make a tasty 320bhp, giving the car the same 0-62mph time of 4.1 seconds but more mid-range torque.

Other equipment unique to the X-Bow Black Edition includes a sticker kit that enhances the look, hand-stitched comfort seats with colour coordinated stitching and ‘Black Edition’ on the headrests, suede leather steering wheel, aluminium handbrake and gear levers and a multimedia interface with a rear-view camera.

The cost of pretending to be Bruce Wayne? €99,000 excluding tax, which is about £92,000 including tax.

Just 10 examples will be hand-built at its factory in Graz, Austria and only five are available to buy now. A free factory tour comes part of the price.

KTM X-Bow Black Edition pictures


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