Donkervoort introduced its first legal carJune 16, 2020
Only 70 roadmaps of the D8 GTO JD70 will be built.
Last October, Dutch car maker Donkervoort announced its new D8 GTO JD70 legal road model. It seems like an eternity passed before a real car debuted.
Donkervoort calls this version of the D8 GTO “the first 2G super sports car.” In this case, we are not talking about wireless download speeds, but about the forces of gravity. The D8 GTO JD70 is capable of overcoming lateral acceleration of more than 2G in tight corners, and it achieves this incredible level of grip with standard road tires. It should be recognized that serial tires are made of Nankang AR-1 rubber intended for competition, but they are allowed for use on roads, but this does not mean that you can ride a car on it daily in rain and snow.
Power comes from Audi’s 2.5-liter in-line five-cylinder turbocharged engine with 420 horsepower and is not transmitted to the rear wheels via an elegant dual-clutch transmission or even a 6-speed gearbox. It will be a 5-speed “mechanics” Tremec with close gear ratios, significantly improved for use in sports cars, which cope with the replacement of the screw. Donkervoort claims that five gears are sufficient for optimal Audi engine performance.
The weight of the D8 GTO JD70 is also an important factor for 5MKP. The car weighs less than 700 kg due to the widespread use of carbon fiber. The steel tubular staircase is also “impregnated” with carbon fiber for strength and lightness. It is worth noting that the JD70 is the first Donkervoort to offer an electric power steering. A suspension bracket with two wishbones with adjustable shock absorbers and springs at all four corners, and despite the lack of weight, it still uses six-piston calipers for the front brakes.
It’s easy to guess that the D8 GTO JD70 isn’t just “spinning like a beast”. Donkervoort says that at 400 horsepower in this lightweight body, the car accelerates to 1G at a speed of 100 km / h in 2.7 seconds, and up to 200 km / h in 7.7 seconds. Most likely, the JD70 will reach a top speed of 280 km / h, and although it is certainly a vehicle for taming the track, it also meets the emission requirements and is intended for use on the road.
In fact, only 70 copies of the karts will go into mass production, that is, it will be an extremely rare car to see it even on the race track, but when it gets to the track, it will be a real “bullet”. According to Donkervoort, half of the future batch of cars has already been sold. The cost of the D8 GTO JD70 starts from 163,636 euros.
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