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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Donkervoort, No Compromise!

Not many are familiar with this brand, but once knew surely instantly fascinated. Donkervoort, an ultra-light weight sports car brand which has a pretty interesting design. This car is only produced in limited quantities and are hand made production.
Donkervoort D8 GTO. (Picture from: http://www.donkervoort.com/en/donkervoort-cars/)
Donkervoort has been the exclusive automobile manufacturers that are inspired by the Lotus-7 model. The company was established in 1978 as a result of Joop Donkervoort's desire to create his own sports car, has produced a symbol of freedom, pure driving pleasure and enjoyment for the brand as well as road car production.
Dashboard view of Donkervoort D8 GTO. (Picture from: http://www.seriouswheels.com/)
Effect of becoming a super light track car manufacturer that is not too often put out new models. Therefore, when they announced the all-new D8 models, this is great news. And now there are even more great news, because the first 6 units has completed off the assembly line in Lelystad and already in the hands of their new owners.
Donkervoort D8 GT. (Picture from: http://www.netcarshow.com/)
Donkervoort car models before relying more lightly than the weight of the car to force their speed, but with the D8 models that consisted 3 variants i.e. GTO, GT, 270, they serious enough to raise power. With the motto "No Compromise", that's why the the Donkervoort cars have the best quality.
Interior view of Donkervoort D8 GT. (Picture from: http://www.donkervoort.com/en/donkervoort-cars/)
Donkervoort has a lot of experience with Audi 4-cylinder engine, but this is their first model to use the TFSI 5-cylinder 2.5-liter Audi's engine, which could produces between 340-380 hp depending on its tuning. Torque tops out at 450 Nm from about 1,600 rpm. To access the extra power, a switch is located in the dashboard, next to a button for the traction control, another first for the D8.
Donkervoort D8 270. (Picture from: http://www.topspeed.com/)
This combined with a total weight of only 680.39 kg (1,500 lbs) to make this car very quickly accelerates from 0 to 100 kph (62 mph) in just 2.8 seconds. Its weight was lightly partly derived from a minimalist design, but the use of composite materials and a lot of carbon fiber body.
Dashboard view of Donkervoort D8 270. (Picture from: http://firm-guide.com/)
All new D8 (GT, GTO, 270) models that are manufactured by Donkervoort have the race car basic elements such as anti-roll bars that make the car owners prefer to bring Donkervoort sportcars to circuits than the highway.
The price of the new GTO is between €100,000 and €150,000 excluding taxes. At the first viewing half of the first 25 specially designed GTOs are part of a series of numbers known as Premium D8 GTO were sold. And the production of a regular model starting the year of 2014. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | DONKERVOORT | GTSPIRIT]
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