Donkervoort D8 GTO-JD70
The Donkervoort D8 GTO-JD70 has been developed as a tribute for the 70th birthday of its founder, Joop Donkervoort.
Powered by an optimized, endurance-racing version of the crushingly strong Audi Sport 2,5L five-cylinder turbocharged motor, the JD70 weighs less than 700kg.
It is not a specialist track car, and has been developed with both the road and the racetrack in mind.
The next installment of the supercar-killing Donkervoort D8 GTO legend will smash through the 2G barrier to deliver the astounding cornering ability to match its crushing acceleration.
The Donkervoort D8 GTO-JD70 will be capable of pulling more than 2G of lateral acceleration in corners, even in its standard trim and on its standard Nankang tyres, and more than 1G of acceleration.
It has also moved into a bold new world with the availability of fully adjustable, electric power steering to reduce the physical driving effort while maintaining Donkervoort’s traditional steering intimacy.
“The JD70 has moved beyond the normal measures for acceleration and braking and we’re using G forces now, but the car is still a pure driver’s machine like nothing else on the market,” Donkervoort Automobielen managing director Denis Donkervoort said.
“The JD70 is the distillation of everything we know and everything we’ve learned on the road and the racetrack, from track days and from customer talks and, of course, from Joop’s own ideas on what a supercar should be to its driver.
“Donkervoort has worked to deliver a supercar for people who ache for the heightened senses and the purity of unfiltered driving experiences, and the JD70 has been designed to allow drivers to form an unshakeable bond with their machines,” he said.
Only 70 JD70s will be built – one for each year of Joop’s life (so far) – with the first deliveries scheduled for June 11, 2020.
The Donkervoort D8 GTO-JD70 will start from €163.636,36 (before taxes).