D8 GTO-based commemorative edition packs a 2.5-litre turbocharged Audi engine and will cost less than £150,000
23 August 2019

Dutch car maker Donkervoort has previewed the JD70 – a supercar designed to celebrate the 70th birthday of company founder Joop Donkervoort.

The D8 GTO-JD70, as its name suggests, is an evolution of the D8 GTO sports car that was released in 2011.

Like the standard D8 GTO, the JD70 will weigh in at less than 700kg and be powered by a turbocharged 2.5-litre Audi Sport engine with some adjustments.

This lightness is apparently due to Donkervoort’s innovative 'Ex-Core' carbonfibre production method.

Performance figures will be witheld until closer to the JD70's full unveiling in spring 2020, but the standard D8 GTO delivers 380bhp, can accelerate from 0-62 mph in just under three seconds and has a top speed of 167mph. It remains to be seen if the commemorative model will exceed those figures.  

On an environmental note, the JD70 is clean enough to pass Euro 6d-Temp emissions rules.

Taking a minimalist approach, the company says the JD70, which will cost €163,636 (£148,450), will "swim against the mainstream sportscar tide by minimising electronic driver aids". The model will also be fairly exclusive, with only 70 examples to be built across a 2020/2021 delivery run. Pre-orders are already being taken.

The JD70 isn't the first variant of the D8 GTO; Donkervoort also revealed S, R and RS versions in 2016.

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23 August 2019

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23 August 2019

For a modern Caterham.

23 August 2019

find it easier to log in than I do...

23 August 2019
Hughbl wrote:

find it easier to log in than I do...

 

lol. shows how much Haymarket loves our comments on here.  The scrapped the forum, this perhaps should be scrapped too?

Nice work Haymarket.

Getting back to this car, I am sure they can get 500bhp out of that engine, for sub 700kg that will be more power per tonne than the Caterham 620....  nuts.

 

 

23 August 2019

But Norma has even better  rates.

24 August 2019

Wow. Donkervoort  always come the best when it comes to design 

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24 August 2019

 I like the way £150,000 is casually tagged on at the end, as if your not going to think that’s silly money for not a lot of Car materialy, there’s at least two Cars I could think off that a way better than this Car.

Peter Cavellini.

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