KTM Powersports has confirmed that its stunning new X-Bow sportscar will be exhibited at the Autosport International Racing Car Show starting on Thursday.

The lightweight, high-performance X-Bow marks motorcycle manufacturer KTM's groundbreaking move into the four-wheeled market, and will be presented to UK driving enthusiasts for the first time finished in the new optional Gleaming White bodywork.

The Autosport Show appearance will mark the KTM X-Bow's fourth major show outing following its world premiere at the Geneva International Motor Show last year, its starring role at the 2007 Middle East International Motor Show in Dubai - where it was voted one of the event's top attractions by visitors - and its more recent showing at the end-of-year Bologna Motor Show, in Italy.

The Autosport Show is at Birmingham's NEC from Thursday with public days on Saturday and Sunday, and visitors can see the new KTM X-Bow on Stand 9450 in Hall 9.

With customer orders for X-Bow exceeding all expectations, series production of KTM's newcomer is scheduled to start with a run of 100 limited-edition Dallara Series models. The special Dallara Series model will feature extra equipment to boost the track-day sporty potential of X-bow.

Subsequently, KTM will produce up to 1,000 X-Bow sports cars per year at its new dedicated four-wheeled centre of excellence manufacturing facility in Graz, Austria.