Wednesday, August 17, 2011

If KTM could pull it off with the X-BOW, then why couldn't any other motorcycle maker take the leap and venture into the automotive business with a special lightweight sports car? Though it is a simple question, (obviously) the answer is far more complex than it seems at a first glance.
But in the fantasy land of designers, there are no restrictions or limits, only a desire to create. And for Dutch designer Sabino Leerentveld, who we came to know through his Aston Martin V12 and BMW Nazca Homage prototypes, the answer to the previous question is the Kawasaki ZX-770R Concept.
Inspired by the KTM X-BOW, Leerentveld dreamed up a similar project for the Japanese motorcycle company Kawasaki. However, the ZX-770R is larger sports car measuring 4,427mm long, 1,017mm tall and 2,073mm wide with a wheelbase of 2,710mm.
Leerentveld says the sports car would tip the scales at (a rather overly optimistic) 500kg or 1,102 pounds, while power would be provided by a twin-turbocharged V6 producing about 770-horsepower. 


Read more In Cars

Popular Posts