The KTM X-Bow, which was spotted during homologation testing at JPJ Putrajaya last month, has made its first public appearance – local KTM distributor MotoNation recently previewed the two-seater at the Auto-City Carnival in Penang, where it enjoyed a fair bit of attention, to put it mildly.

The X-Bow (as in Crossbow) will be available in Malaysia in two variant forms, the Clubsport and Street, though you can choose to dress it up in the same colours the top-of-the-line R version wears, like the one previewed in Penang.

The Audi 2.0 TFSI mill on this one offers 240 hp at 5,500 rpm and 310 Nm from 2,000 to 5,500 rpm, so there’s definitely no lack of juice. The block is mated to a six-speed manual transmission, and common to both versions are a carbon fibre monocoque (with crash box in visible carbon fibre) and a smooth surface racing underbody with a rear aluminium composite diffuser.

Also common to both variants are a mechanical limited slip differential, sports suspension, adjustable push rods and adjustable front/rear stabilisers, individually adjustable pedals and an adjustable/detachable multi-functional steering wheel.

The Street version features a keyless go system, painted wheels and a four-point safety harness, and opting to got the Clubsport route bags you a PowerParts package made up of side protection drops, a steel roll bar, racing head rest, race tow hook, an emergency stop switch, hand held fire extinguisher and a six-point safety harness.

The car hasn’t officially been launched yet, but KTM Malaysia has opened the order book for the car. Photos after the jump.

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