Hans Reiter shared a nugget of information with the DSC Editor last time we met that he had something else in the works beyond the soon to be revealed final evolution of the GT3 Lamborghini Gallardo and his SARENI Camaro GT3 and, it seems, we’re about to see what the secret project entails.
Reiter Engineering GmbH & Co KG and KTM Sportcar GmbH are working together on a racing car that will be available to customers in Europe, the USA and Asia. The construction of the vehicle and all of the logistics, including sales and supply of spare parts will be in the hands of Reiter Engineering.
The Reiter/ KTM partnership dates back to 2008 when the cooperation resulted in overall victory in the “GT4 Sports Light European Championship”, Christopher Haase using the distinctively styled KTM X-Bow GT4 to win the European GT4 Championship title (below).
“Now is the ideal time to introduce a revolutionary new vehicle concept into international customer motorsport. This is an opportunity I did not want to miss and I presented my ideas to KTM. I’m convinced that the new model will attract a lot of interest and will be very successful internationally. My thanks to project partners KTM Sportcar, KISKA and KTM Technologies who have energetically supported us in realizing the project.”
Hubert Trunkenpolz, member of KTM’s Executive Board:
“With the X-BOW BATTLE we have established a highly successful One-make series competition for our customers who are also motorsport enthusiasts. We are very aware that among them, and among many other like-minded enthusiasts, there is a demand for a racing car that can compete in international races. With this in mind, Hans Reiter came to us with the challenging idea of developing a completely new X-BOW for use in motorsport. We enthusiastically support this development in the knowledge that Reiter Engineering is an internationally recognized team that develops, constructs and markets highly successful racing cars. We are hundred percent convinced that the result will be a real ‘Ready to Race’ product in the best KTM tradition!”