Donkervoort D8 GTO-JD70 technical specs revealed, to offer 415hp

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Donkervoort D8 GTO-JD70

In month of August, we revealed a small Dutch automaker, Donkervoort who unveiled a special limited-edition model. Dubbed as Donkervoort D8 GTO-JD70, it celebrates 70th birth anniversary of company’s founder Joop Donkervoort. This model is highest-performing vehicle in its range. Power in the Donkervoort D8 GTO-JD70 comes from 2.5-liter turbocharged five-cylinder unit that produces 415 horsepower and 520 Nm of torque. Generated power is sent to rear wheels with help from close-ratio five-speed manual transmission and new limited-slip differential. Few upgrades made into Donkervoort D8 GTO-JD70 consist of new exhaust system, adjustable front and rear sway bars and three-way adjustable shock absorbers.

Donkervoort D8 GTO-JD70

Donkervoort claims that D8 GTO-JD70 can pull more than 2G of lateral acceleration during cornering on its standard road tires and 1.65G of deceleration. Nonetheless, it can still rocket off the line at a peak of 1.02G. Few changes has been made to its aerodynamics and can be seen from a new front fascia, wheel arches, and others. It results in 80kg of rear downforce and 50kg of front downforce. There is also eye-catching rear diffuser. More than 95 per cent of vehicle’s bodywork is made from carbon fiber that results in total weight tipped at less than 700kg.

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Donkervoort Managing Director, Denis Donkervoort said that D8 GTO-JD70 has moved beyond normal measures for acceleration, braking and cornering and thus, they are using G forces now. He went further by stating that it is driver’s machine unlike any other machine in the market. Only 70 units of Donkervoort D8 GTO-JD70 will be made and price of each units stands at €163,636.

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