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KTM X-BOW

by Pathmanathan, Thillainathan "Path" Code: 56420 Format: Hardback / 160 pages Publication date: 01/11/2019 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: November 2019 Price: AU $101.85
A dazzling tribute to the KTM X-Bow car - the world's first production sports car with a full carbon composite monocoque. To fully understand and enjoy this car, it can, and should be appreciated on many different levels: a racing car for the road, and a road car that can excel on the track; its unique composition and aerodynamic qualities; its design and aesthetics. This is a car that was brought to life by the virtually unlimited monetary resources of an industrial giant, steeped in motorsport, who demanded that it be technologically cutting-edge. The car was honed to perfection by arguably the finest racing car engineers in the world, for whom `best in class' was a minimum requirement. It is an objet d'art that can race in anger, or can transport in style. It startles, it fascinates, it wins. As Mr Toad (of Wind in the Willows fame) would undoubtedly have said, it is ''A Most Unusual Car!'' - we are lucky that this most unusual car, the KTM X-BOW, exists in our lifetime. This book details the design and development, the build process, racing history, and what it's like to live with and maintain an X-Bow, written by joint owners and enthusiasts, with the full cooperation of the designers and developers.
Format: Hardback
Pages: 160
Illustration: B&W THROUGHOUT
Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: November 2019
Publisher: VELOCE PUBLISHING LTD
Publication date: 01/11/2019
Country of publication: UNITED KINGDOM
Weight: 0 g
Dimensions: 248mm X 248mm
Code: 56420
Introduction, Foreword and Dedications Acknowledgements 1 Introduction , Road-racers , The Duality of Road-Racers 2 KTM and the Concept 3 Kiska and Designing Desire 4 Dallara and the Pursuit of Excelllence 5 Drawing in the Elements 6 The KTM X-BOW Factory 7 The KTM X-BOW Production Line 8 The Carbonfibre Monocoque 9 The Aerodynamics of the KTM X-BOW 10 The Technicalities 11 The Audi TFSI engine 12 The Electronic and Electrical Systems 13 Model variants 14 Customising a Bespoke Road-Racer 15 The KTM X-BOW Battle 16 What the Motoring Press said about the X-BOW 17 The Rivals 18 Expert Opinions 19 Random Musings of a Dilettante INDEX