NEWS: Donkervoort D8 GTO-RS is GO & We Want One!
One of our favourite mental track cars is back with a bang! Donkervoort D8 GTO-RS is go later this Summer! And my God, it looks good, and (hard to believe, but...) faster than ever.
The crazy Dutch brand has been making hand-crafted, lightweight, insanely fast (2004 and 2006 Nürburgring Nordschleife lap record holders) and jaw-droopingly stunning cars since 1978, and the D8 GTO-RS will be the latest offering, along with the S and R versions to release this year.
They said: "The legendary RS is back! And its ambitions are just as great as those of its predecessor, which drew the world’s attention when it set the lap record at the Nürburgring Nordschleife in 2004 and 2006.
"This will be the ultimate D8 GTO! Completely redesigned over the past two years – both in terms of design and at the technical level. Even meaner, more extreme and slightly larger in size. This is clear at a glance from the design of the nose and front end: the GTO-RS has an even wilder look in its eyes.
"Lots of work was also put into the improved aerodynamics, and the engine management of the Audi 2.5L R5 TFSI was optimised with the assistance of long-term partner Bosch for even more acceleration power and driving comfort. In addition to the EU6 application, the collaboration with Bosch also led to several other lap time-enhancing features, such as launch control and a double-clutch function.
"Thanks to a new suspension, the GTO-RS has a wider track width, benefits of which include a stronger grip on the front axle. The brake system was also completely redeveloped.
"Even more aesthetically refined, higher quality, with greater technical and functional performance; this is also reflected in the new interior of the D8 GTO-RS. Still fully made-to-measure. Also new: the RS is fitted with a carbon fibre tunnel section.
"Mind you, despite all these options designed to provide the ultimate and most extreme performance, the D8 GTO-RS remains a completely street-legal sports car with associated comfort level. The lightest and fastest GTO ever built!
"The D8 GTO-RS will be introduced in the summer of 2016 as a limited edition of 40 cars and has a starting price of €151,173 excl. taxes. So far, already 21 units have been sold among the Donkervoort Ambassadors in the pre-sale period."
The price might be high, but then again, so will you be when you've driven one, believe us.
Awesome, awesome cars, as this lap at Bilster Berg Resort in the wet shows nicely!
Definite lottery winners dream garage material, right?