Reiter-KTM reveals more info on new racer for 2015 Customer Racing programs

 2015 Reiter-KTM race car In last month’s feature on the Reiter-KTM race car, we highlighted that the two esteemed companies are collaborating to put together a racer for customer racing programs in the Europe, the USA and Asia markets.

The joint motor racing project represents a continuation of the successful partnership between Reiter Engineering and KTM Sportcar that dates back to 2008 when the cooperation resulted in overall victory in the “GT4 Sports Light European Championship”.

Now there are further details for all those interested in putting their trust in a GT4 racing car from Reiter in the coming year, one that is homologated from SRO and Pirelli World Challenge.

The new rendering by KISKA points to the final design of the KTM racing car. The vehicle showcases the typically futuristic KTM design. Not only is the overall design impressive, but the technology behind the completely redesigned exterior will be state-of-the-art.

In addition, the new KTM-Reiter racer will generate approximately 320 HP with the well-known 2.0 liter TFSI engine, which is coupled with a sequential six-speed gearbox from Holinger, naturally with paddle shift. Furthermore, there is also a racing ABS system.

When it comes to the overall weight of the racer, Reiter is still orienting themselves on the current SRO GT4 practice. In essence, they need to understand how much balance weight and horsepower the SRO and the Pirelli World Challenge assigns for the new racer as part of the ‘Balance of Performance’.

Hans Reiter, proprietor of Reiter Engineering, commented, “In the first stage we homologate the new racing car for both the SRO GT4 and the Pirelli World Challenge GT-S classes!”

Price-wise the GT4 racer, which is exclusively prepared and available from Reiter, should be in the range of the SRO rules for GT4. Since the new car is based on the KTM X-BOW, the customer is going to get a racing car that has now been tested on the world’s racing circuits for six years. The company’s next major milestone will be the SRO BOP test in the second quarter of next year.