Designed to smash lap times, the KTM RC 8C presented last summer is reserved for track use. Produced in only 100 copies, if the Austrian sports car perfectly embodies the Ready To Race KTM spirit, it does not however have any ambition to put its wheels on the road, simply not being planned for that, it which with its LC8c engine offers 128 horsepower for only 140 kg.
However, currently, on the KTM side, the sports catalog is very thin, with only the RC 125 and RC 390 as homologated proposals on the road. A lack that the Austrian manufacturer could soon fill with a large-displacement sports car which would use the engine of the Duke 890 R, with an increased displacement to develop a power of around 135 horsepower while remaining within the nails of the regulations in force.
According to the images published by our Italian colleagues from InMoto, the bike would even be well advanced in terms of development. We therefore find the engine of the Duke, but also its chassis, while the Brembo Stylema brakes are inherited from the 1290 Super Duke RR.
Photographed in Spain, the prototype of the big KTM sports car already gives us a concrete idea of what the next big novelty from Mattighofen could look like, set to titillate the competition in the coming months.