17 September 2020

Well, this is a giggle. We headed to the Netherlands to drive the Donkervoort D8 GTO-JD70, a long name for a small car that has spectacular performance.

Company founder Joop Donkervoort started his business importing Lotus, then Caterham, 7s. But he had to modify them slightly so they could be sold legally in continental Europe. He ended up producing his own car and he hasn't stopped creating since.

This is his company's latest model: the Donkervoort D8 GTO-JD70, made to celebrate his 70th birthday. It's wild: it has a 415bhp Audi 5-cylinder engine under the hood, on Nankang track day tyres it's said to be able to corner at 2G. It's beautifully put together, has a top speed of 174mph, can do 0-62mph in a claimed 2.7sec and costs, including taxes, some £176,000 in the UK.

We had a short time to get video of this car so join us for a brief rundown of what we think makes it great.


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jason_recliner 20 September 2020


All we need is some muppet to state that you could get two boxsters for the same amount of money and he doesn't see many Donkey Warts driving around his suburb so they mustn't be any good.