KTM X-Bow RR
While you may already be familiar with the KTM X-Bow R, the "RR" makes its simracing debut in RaceRoom.
Compared to its little sister the X-Bow R, the RR is recognizable at first glance thanks to its additional aerodynamic parts.
Then once you get in, you realize that all the features of the road-legal version have been removed, in order to reduce the weight.
Also the monocoque is made completely of composite carbon fibre material.
The overall result is a race machine weighing just under 800kg equipped with an Audi 2.0 TFSI delivering 360bhp!
- Mid-engine open two seater
- Carbon composite monocoque
- Audi 2.0 TFSI. Turbo-charged 4-cylinder.
- 360hp @ 6800rpm
- 500Nm @ 3600 rpm
- 6 speed manual
- Redline @ 7500rpm
- Shiftpoint @ 6800-7000rpm
- 40 liter fuel cell
- 790kg (dry weight)
- 37/63 weight distribution
- 250 kg+ downforce at 200 kph
- 200/610-17 & 240/640-18 slicks
Steering defaults are 792 degrees of rotation with a 25 degrees steerlock
Karsten Borchers said:
Suspension: You have the option between 3 springs. 70, 80, 90 in the front, and 100, 120, 140 in the rear. Add to that 5 Anti-Roll bar settings, front and rear. The default damper settings are set to KTM specs. You have the usual camber and toe adjustments accessible.
Transmission: It is using actual gear-ratios, except we had to cheat a little for the 5th and 6th gears so they use a final ratio rather than a dynamic solution where both can use different finals.
The differential is not adjustable.
Aerodynamics: Regarding downforce, you have 3 options for that small wing in your back. The lowest setting will allow you to reach the top speed of 249kph while the highest setting will reduce your top speed to 241kph.
Shifting: The engine has very strong low end torque, and its shift point is around 6800-7000. The Shift light comes on at 6800. That means you will not be using the first two gears very often but instead make the high torque work for you.
Tires: The compound used by KTM in the X-Battle is a very hard one, and you will not be getting much wear from them. It is common to use a single set of tires for a full week-end.
Good to note that we're using a new heating / cooling model for this one.
It is slightly more friction based now, and if your tires run cold, you just aren't going quick enough.
If the front is going hot and the rear cold, you should look into adjusting your driving and stop ploughing into the corners and instead shift the weight around some more. You will notice that on some tracks it will be hard to get temperatures up while on others you will struggle to keep them low enough.
Brakes: A lot of work went into the brakes, changing the way we have been doing them in the past. They now bite a lot more, and dont cool/heat as fast as you're used to. Default pressure is now 90%, and you can go down to 75% if you wish. Now do not panic about that. You are free to run 100%, but you will have to modulate the brakes a lot more, and you cant just slam them, because they will lock instantly.
The brake bias can be adjusted in 0.5 increments, and you can go as far as 55% rear, if you so desire.
The brakefade range has been increased a lot. Optimal temperature is 450 celcius, and at 50c or 850c you will only have 89% braking power. You might find that on some tracks, like Norisring, you cannot just keep braking at the minimum brake distance lap after lap. They will run hot quite fast!
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More work went into the Suspension Model, as we have added additional support for the very specific chassis of the X-Bow.
30 liveries will be available for the KTM X-Bow RR, giving you a good taste of the X-Bow Battle, KTM's own one-make Series.
We've had the pleasure to work on this car with an overwhelming amount of data provided by KTM that allowed @Karsten Borchers to create a highly accurate model of the car while also bringing more insight on suspension models and tyres that will benefit future productions.
Here are some notes shared by Karsten to the betatesters during development:
RaceRoom and KTM are very proud to break new ground, and set you up with the chance to win a unique and exclusive motorsport experience. Win the KTM X-Bow #eSport Trophy, and you'll be the guest of #KTM in Austria, all expenses paid. Thats a nice trip in itself, but the kicker is that your final destination is the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg where you will be gifted with a full track day in the awesome KTM X-Bow.
There are very special prizes for the Trophy podium finishers AND for randomly picked entries. You do not have to be the fastest racer out there to walk away with a handsome reward.
For more information read the full rules and regulations on our portal: http://game.raceroom.com/championships/6
Enter the KTM X-Bow eSport Trophy ➤http://bit.ly/KTM_X-Bow_eSport_Trophy
And win a track day in the real car at the Red Bull Ring!
Hannes Tribelnig, Licensing Manager at KTM commented:
"We are excited to be a partner of RaceRoom and look forward to seeing players getting in touch with our KTM X-Bow RR. The fastest will get a chance to prove their skills not only in the virtual- but also in the real world. Have fun and we hope to meet you soon."