The world just got its first look at the next generation Wildcat, and it’s a big one. Dubbed the Wildcat XX, Arctic Cat’s new performance UTV is new from the ground-up. Heavily involved in its development, Robby Gordon has put his flair on the new Wildcat, which sports perhaps the most abuse-worthy suspension system of any UTV to date. Excerpts from Robby’s resume include 7 SCORE International championships, 3 Baja 1000 wins, 4 Baja 500 wins, and 9 Dakar Rally stage victories. Arctic Cat has gone on record saying that they won’t ship a single unit until they are completely satisfied with the Wildcat’s durability and performance, which should guarantee a worthy contender in the sport UTV segment!
The all-new UTV uses a variant of Yamaha’s inline triple dual overhead cam engine, tuned to produce 130 horsepower from 998cc. This is in naturally aspirated configuration- Arctic Cat has promised both a factory Turbo unit down the line, as well as a bolt-on accessory turbo kit bumping power output to around 215 horsepower. The engine is mated to a TEAM Rapid Response CVT transmission, unlike the Yamaha YXZ1000R’s 5-speed manual or paddle-shift unit. Also included is a factory external alternator system. According to Robby, the stock naturally aspirated version is good for 83 mph on the top end.
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