In early June, German automaker Donkervoort launched the D8 GTO-JD70 to celebrate the 70th birthday of Joop Donkervoort, the company’s founder. In addition to the usual exterior paint colors, Donkervoort also offers customers Bare Naked Carbon Edition (BNCE) with a bare carbon fiber body.
Normally, the Donkervoort D8 GTO-JD70 has a standard weight of 700 kg. With the upgrade to the BNCE version, the car will be even lighter by 6 kg, to 694 kg. This special edition is sold in four different bare carbon fiber configurations. The first is the “Exposed Carbon Upgrade” configuration with some exposed exterior details, followed by the “Hyper Carbon Weaves”, which uses a special carbon construction to reduce weight. The two higher configurations are “Fully Exposed Carbon” with the entire bodywork bare carbon fiber and “Fully Exposed Carbon Colored”, then the car will own colored carbon fiber. In addition, the D8 GTO-JD70 can also choose the conventional method of painting with two types of gloss paint and metallic paint.
On this particular model, Donkervoort used a turbocharged five-cylinder engine block supplied by Audi Sport. The company has tweaked the engine to be capable of producing a maximum power of 415 hp and maximum torque of 520 Nm, from 1,750 rpm to 6,350 rpm. The power will be transmitted to the rear wheels via a 5-year sequential gearbox with short gears. Thanks to that, the car can accelerate to 100 km / h from a stationary position in just 2.7 seconds, reach 200 km / h in 7.7 seconds and the maximum speed of the car is 280 km / h.
In addition to its impressive acceleration, Donkervoort also proudly says their D8-GTO is the first commercial vehicle in the world to have acceleration to the king of more than 2G. The vehicle is equipped with a racetrack suspension system with a wide wheel track. The bodywork is made of tubular steel in a stepped structure, reinforced with carbon fiber for increased stability and aluminum to reduce weight in less important places. Donkervoort equips the D8-GTO JD-70 with 17-inch wheels on the front wheels and 18-inch rear wheels, made entirely of carbon fiber.
The vehicle uses a final gear ratio of 3.31: 1 to achieve better performance in terms of speed. In addition, reducing the gear ratio from 3.63: 1 to 3.31: 1 also makes the car more fuel efficient by spending only 7.7 liters for 100 km of mixed roads and 191g CO2 emissions per kilometer of operation.
Donkervoort sells the standard D8 GTO-JD70 for € 198,000 and has a limited production of 70 pieces. The BNCE special version is priced higher than the standard version from 5,929 Euro for the lowest configuration and up to 52,887 Euro for the stained bare carbon fiber version. According to the company, more than half of the cars have found their owners, many of them upgraded to the BNCE version.
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