The KTM X-Bow is a no holds barred extreme machine for the road. Its 2-litre turbocharged Audi-sourced engine produces an eye-watering 300bhp in its most extreme form and thanks to its featherweight chassis, rockets from 0-62mph in under 4 seconds.
Despite this, the Austrian firm has decided to make their fiery Tarmac-muncher more civilised by adding a windscreen and a couple of side windows.
> Dubbed the KTM X-Bow GT, the once track-biased machine has been slightly detuned to produce around 240bhp, making it more manageable on road and able to tackle longer journeys without bursting eyeballs.
The GT moniker is up for debate as this hardcore machine still has the potential to turn the driver's spine to dust thanks to its super firm race-ready suspension.
Full specs, including prices will be unveiled at the Geneva motor show but KTM has revealed that the front and side screens can be heated, and a wiper with a screen wash system is available as an option.
The driver will still have to put up with a very open-topped driving experience, a seating position that sees the posterior graze the tarmac and a free-spinning engine that has the potential to spit lead-footed drivers into the nearest hedge.