Race of Champions picks KTM X-Bow

The KTM X-Bow will be chariot of choice for drivers at this year`s Race of Champions at Wembley Stadium on December 13/14.

British F1 stars Jenson Button and recently retired David Coulthard will be going wheel-to-wheel in the £50,000-plus stripped-out racer.

Looks - think orange and black overgrown go-cart - and performance - 0-60 3.9 seconds, top speed 137mph - were deciding factors in choosing the cars.

Said organiser Fredrik Johnsson: "The X-Bow is an exciting new sports car, it looks completely unlike anything else.

"I'm particularly delighted to welcome KTM to our event, as I think being able to actually see the drivers at work in the car will add a new element to The Race of Champions."

David Coulthard said: "This is really an ingenious car concept. I think it looks absolutely stunning - I can hardly wait to get behind the wheel."

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