Donkervoort D8 GTO Rs
With a bit of luck, you may see one. On the road or on the track. The Donkervoort D8 GTO Rs. With a power-to-weight ratio of less than two, it is one of the fastest street-legal cars in the world. Boasting a power rating of 340 to 380 hp and 450 Nm of torque starting at around 1600 rpm. Significantly larger than its predecessors, yet – at around 700 kg – hardly heavier and surprisingly easy to drive. While still a prototype, already hailed by the international automotive press. And seen as a sensation by even the most experienced Donkervoort driver.
A Donkervoort is not just a car; it’s an experience. And that term has taken on new meaning with the GTO.
The culmination of over 35 years of Donkervoort has led to the extremely brutal D8 GTO. With nearly 400 bhp at less than 700 kilograms a rocket that roars from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.8 seconds.
This will be the ultimate D8 GTO! Completely redesigned over the past two years – both in terms of design and at the technical level. Even meaner, more extreme and slightly larger in size. This is clear at a glance from the design of the nose and front end: the GTO-RS has an even wilder look in its eyes.
Lots of work was also put into the improved aerodynamics, and the engine management of the Audi 2.5L R5 TFSI was optimised with the assistance of long-term partner Bosch for even more acceleration power and driving comfort. In addition to the EU6 application, the collaboration with Bosch also led to several other lap time-enhancing features, such as launch control and a double-clutch function.
Thanks to a new suspension, the GTO-RS has a wider track width, benefits of which include a stronger grip on the front axle. The brake system was also completely redeveloped.
Even more aesthetically refined, higher quality, with greater technical and functional performance; this is also reflected in the new interior of the Donkervoort D8 GTO Rs. Still fully made-to-measure. Also new: the RS is fitted with a carbon fibre tunnel section.
Mind you, despite all these options designed to provide the ultimate and most extreme performance, the Donkervoort D8 GTO Rs remains a completely street-legal sports car with associated comfort level. The lightest and fastest GTO ever built!
The Donkervoort D8 GTO Rs will be introduced in the summer of 2016 as a limited edition of 40 cars and has a starting price of €151,173 excl. taxes. So far, already 21 units have been sold among the Donkervoort D8 GTO Rs Ambassadors in the pre-sale period.