Donkervoort rolls out the D8 GTO Personal series – could be the last street-legal version

At the time, Donkervoort said he ran the Spa-Francorchamps Grand Prix circuit three seconds faster than the 1,100-horsepower Koenigsegg Regera. Now Dutch boutique automaker Donkervoort has launched a new version of its D8 GTO sports car. Called the Personal Series, it emphasizes personalization and is also believed to be the final street-legal version of the D8 GTO.

Donkervoort didn’t provide further details on customization options, but the company’s website says that buyers will be able to install the D8 GTO Personal Series for “maximum performance or maximum comfort or anything in between.”

One option for this luxurious offering is that owners can skip the paint in favor of completely exposed carbon-fiber bodywork – and Donkervoort says they can even create matching accessories or clothing to suit each individual car .

This already fast D8 comes with some performance in the Audi-built 2.5-liter turbocharged inline-5 including new fuel injectors and engine mappings that allow it to develop 435 hp – packed into the D8 GTO JD70 Ramp up from 415 hp . While torque specs remain the same at 413 lb-ft, that power is now sent to the rear wheels via a 5-speed manual transmission with rev-matching.

But fear not that this road version of Donkervoort will be dumbed-down for the road as the company says the Individual series can achieve the same 2 grams of lateral acceleration as the previous model and it can tour the Spa-Francorchamps Grand Prix circuit 1.4 seconds faster than JD70. As for straight-line speeds, Donkervoort says the individual chain can go 0-124 mph in just 7.7 seconds.

The car is the first collaboration between Donkervoort’s technical development department and the German Audi racers, Abt Sportsline. Significant hardware modifications have helped Audi achieve peak horsepower, and those upgrades include changes to the cooling system. And as far as reliability, Donkervoort says the engine has been put through verification processes designed by both Donkervoort and Abbott Sportline.

And if it really matters, Donkervoort says the upgrade to output hasn’t changed the fuel economy or environmental characteristics of the D8 GTO Individual series as it registered 191 g/km of CO2 emissions and still Consumes eight liters of fuel in 100 km (29.4 mpg). )

The company says that this D8 GTO individual series offers a ‘cleaner look’ than previous offerings and the nose-cone flap, air scoop and 3D printed air outlet were all removed to create a cleaner design.

“Anyone who runs Donkervoort already has a strong personal streak, so we developed a model that gives them almost completely free control,” says Dennis Donkervoort, managing director of Donkervoort. “We’ve traditionally offered road car and track car ‘packs’, and we still do, but we think it’s time to let people decide for themselves what speed, comfort, design and style they want.” is required.”

Donkervoort says that “the whole rage of track-day Donkervoorts isn’t always suitable for long trips, or for cruising in the city”, so they have come up with a process to isolate the cabin from vibration.

There are also options to include a six-speed sequential gearbox, various alignment setups, brake configurations, chassis setup, data logging, lighter battery and many other suspension tweaks.

Prices start at $192,463

(162,900 euros) before taxes.

Donkervoort says the “Individual Series may be the ultimate D8 GTO road car” but there are certainly more track-only versions.

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