KTM previously released 2023 X-Bow GT-XR, but this time it's not protagonist, but Kiska APG-1 retro sports car based on it. Kiska, also from Austria, is a design studio with over 30 years of design experience. They hope to become an independent car manufacturer. The first product is Kiska APG-1 based on the same country's KTM model.
Although based on KTM X-Bow GT-XR, Kiska APG-1 pays homage to classic Lancia Stratos on outside. Based on earlier photos of engineering vehicles, new car will use a lot of carbon fiber materials in addition to body frame carbon fiber that prototype car already has, body panels will also use a lot of carbon fiber. The latest computer renders show look of new car in advance, and from current perspective, it seems to be worth looking forward to.
To make new car look more like a Stratos, body proportions of KTM X-Bow GT-XR prototype are obviously wrong, but this does not affect Kiska's creation. rear length and engine bay proportions have been improved so that it has nearly same body proportions as Stratos.
In terms of detail, new car uses a relatively rare "flipped headlight" design. Due to laws and regulations and other reasons, size of this hidden headlight is not very large. If you don't report it beforehand, it's even hard to detect its existence.
From a performance point of view, while official data hasn't provided actual data at this time, I guess there won't be much of a gap with prototype car. Power is still Audi's turbocharged inline 5-cylinder engine. Maximum power on KTM is 530 horsepower and peak torque of 615 Nm is sent to rear wheels via a 7-speed dual clutch transmission.
While this retro sports car looks good, no specific release date has been announced and it could be a long time before this APG-1 can actually hit road. And this isn't first time Stratos has been reproduced, back in 2010 there was a copy of model based on Ferrari 430 Scuderia. Powerful performance.
In fact, there are similar models in China, such as earlier Zero Run SC-01, you can find many classic Stratos elements in its appearance. Compared to these enthusiastic automakers, Lancia itself has no thought of resurrecting Stratos, and we, too, are looking forward to the early launch of these models.