Donkervoort D8 GTO, the new car arrived

The semidesconocido Donkervoort D8 270RS gives way to the Donkervoort D8 GTO, a homeless fireball developed by the Dutch manufacturer Donkervoort collaboration with Audi Quattro GmbH. For those who do not know one of its predecessors, the Donkervoort D8 270RS, made ​​the Nürburgring-Nordschleife turned in an impressive 7:14.89 in placing fifth road legal car.

Donkervoort D8 GTO, the new car arrived

Follow the line of its predecessors, is a very low roadster, with a long snout, short overhangs and wheel fairing panel. It is bigger than its predecessors, the Donkervoort D8 GT and the 270RS, measures 35 inches long and 15 wide. Despite increasing in size, the weight of the D8 GTO stays around 700 kg.


This helps to create a quite interesting power weight ratio. Besides the engine of D8 GTO is one of the causes of increased size, and have had to make room to fit a 2.5 TFSI Audi source such as the Audi TT RS and Audi RS3. The Donkervoort D8 GTO shares 5%with 270RS of the parts and the GT by 30%, almost arguably a new car and new parts are from the chassis.




Throughout the car basically glues have been made ​​with all possible unions, especially in the tubular chassis with carbon fiber panels to save weight and increase rigidity of the assembly. Also the trunk and hood help, because the first is carbon fiber and weighs only 980 grams, with the aluminum hood.


The axes have been reviewed, the front stabilizer is new, while the rear is completely new, which ensures excellent stability at any speed in this roadster can make clear to almost any supercar.


There will be 25 units initial mount a modified version of the engine 30 kg lighter; thanks to the cooperative work of the people of Donkervoort and Audi. The Dokervoort D8 GTO has a switch which activates a career mode with which the power delivered by the engine rises to 400 hp and manage extra horses for the first time incorporates a Donkervoort the traction control.




The 2.5 TFSI engine delivers between 340 hp and 400 hp (career mode) and a torque of 450 Nm delivered from the engine’s 1,600 rpm. This power coupled with a weight of just 700 kg makes a missile that is likely to leave time acceleration 0-100 km / h (no final figure) in a figure very close to 3 seconds.


The KTM X-Bow R which is the closest thing on the market with its 299 hp and 865 kg, 3.9 seconds left in the 0-100 km / h, the other conventional sports can only dream as weighing reduced, but is partly Donkervoort D8 GT because, much like Lotus, do not have air conditioning, no radio, no airbags and other safety systems and comfort.


The Donkervoort D8 GTO will begin manufacturing in the second quarter of next year, with first deliveries expected in the summer. These are the first 25 units, which have a weight reduction of 30 kg, the following will begin arriving in early 2013. The price of the Donkervoort D8 GTO is placed between 100,000 and 150,000 euros without taxes.


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