The beloved but occasionally unsold superlight KTM X-Bow's returning in 2011 with an even more potent 300-hp XBOW R version. Wait, does that make it the Jack X-Bauer?

The sportier "R" variant of the tiny Austrian X-BOW is coming, with an up-tuned version of its 2.0-liter Audi TSFI engine putting down 300 hp in a car, we must remember, that only weighs about 1,700 pounds. It'll get even lower to the ground and feature a new engine mount designed to help improve overall handling.

Like the original, the X-BOW R will be road legal and the perfect option for those who think Exige owners are totally pampered wimps.


[KTM via WCF]