The crowning glory of 40 years of Donkervoort. The lightest, fastest and most versatile GTO ever.


The D8 GTO-40 is the crowning glory of 40 years of Donkervoort history and the culmination of Donkervoorts DNA. An exclusive anniversary model in a limited edition of only 40 pieces.

Unfiltered and instinctive, insisting to achieve its unique goal: to overwhelm the enthusiast of real driving with the unmatched and most pure driving experience. With at heart the sportive and powerful Audi 2,5L R5 TFSI. Combined with the recognizable design, achieving top performances and dedicated craftsmanship.

Let us introduce you to the lightest, fastest and most versatile GTO ever.

Weight 678 kg
Acceleration 7,7 seconds 0-200km/h
Laptime -1,2 seconds relative to the D8 GTO RS


Lightweight. This has been the most important of Donkervoort’s core values for 40 years now. A variety of innovations have enabled significant weight savings to be made in the design of the D8 GTO-40. Making this the lightest GTO ever.


To this end Donkervoort developed its patented carbon-fibre EX-CORE® technology in-house, which ensures that components are even lighter and yet more robust. So innovative is this technology that it was even awarded for the European Union Innovation Grant for High-tech Materials recently. EX-CORE® is extensively used in the D8 GTO-40.

Thanks to a collaborative effort with the R&D department of the renowned steel producer Tata Steel, the basis of the D8 GTO-40 – its steel tubular chassis – has been made even stronger. The torsional rigidity of the chassis has been increased by at least 15%, despite the overall weight having been reduced even further. Combined with the EX-CORE® body parts, the upshot is unrivalled safety and torsional rigidity.

Ultimately meaning that the D8 GTO-40 is at least 22 kg* lighter compared to the 2011 D8 GTO.

*tare weight including lightweight options


In terms of the design of the D8 GTO-40, Donkervoort focused on increasing downforce and aerodynamic balance. This can be seen in the striking design and in the details of the aerodynamic elements.

From the integrated front spoilers to the diffuser at the rear. Extra cooling for the powertrain, rear wheels and brakes is realized by means of the extra air channels in the nose, rear fenders and bumper.


Aside from all the technical and optical innovations, the D8 GTO-40 is above all a versatile Donkervoort. As well as being pure and fast, it’s also ideal for touring in comfort. To this end, the driver can select from a wide range of options.

Varying from a lightweight air conditioning system – an entirely new option in a Donkervoort – to a brand-new titanium exhaust and exhaust system giving the driver the option of switching between a racier or more comfortable sound. Another first is the unique, 100% carbon-fibre rims.

Each and every feature personal and bespoke, yet never making sacrifices in terms of the top performance and ultimate driving experience for which Donkervoort has been renowned for 40 years now.


Even more aesthetically refined and sophisticated yet more functional than ever is the new interior of the D8 GTO-40. The eye is immediately drawn to the new visible carbon fibre bottom structure, consisting of the floor plate and tunnel. With this design element the 40 interior reflects the car’s no-nonsense, high-tech character. Additional functionalities have also been added inside, some of which can be found on the steering wheel.


The D8 GTO-40 is designed to appeal to all your senses, to relax you, but above all… for driving. A wide range of technical specifications will help you further facilitate the use of your Donkervoort.
The D8 GTO-40 is designed to appeal to all your senses, to relax you, but above all… for driving. A wide range of technical specifications will help you further facilitate the use of your Donkervoort.
The D8 GTO-40 is designed to appeal to all your senses, to relax you, but above all… for driving. A wide range of technical specifications will help you further facilitate the use of your Donkervoort.
Weight 678 kg
Power 380++ bhp at 5500 rpm
Acceleration 2,7 seconds 0-100 km/h


Type AUDI 2,5L R5 TFSI
Mounting Front, 5 cylinders in line
Capacity 2480 cc
Bore 82,5 mm
Stroke 92,8 mm
Maximum Power 380++ bhp / 284 kw at 5500 rpm
Maximum Torque 500 Nm at 1750 rpm
Compression Ratio 10,0 : 1


Top Speed 280 km/h
Acceleration 0-100 km/h  2,7 sec.
Acceleration 0-200 km/h  7,7 sec.

Fuel consumption

Average fuel consumption 8-10 L /100 km
Fuel tank capacity 48 L
CO2 emission 178 g/km
Emission class Euro 6


Propulsion Rear wheels
Gearbox type 5-speed manual
Gearbox ratios 2.95:1 (I), 1,94:1 (II), 1,34:1 (III), 1,00:1 (IV), 0,80:1 (V), reverse 2.76:1, final drive 3,62:1
Differential type Limited Slip Differential

Body & Chassis

Body    Lightweight carbon fiber/ kevlar
Chassis Carbon/aluminium/steel tubular hybrid chassis
Doors 2
Seats 2

Wheels & Tyres

Wheels Forged alloy 8×17″ front, forged alloy 9×18″ rear
Tires – Front 225/45 x 17″
Tires – Rear 245/40 x 18″ 


Front Independent / double wishbones
Rear Independent / double wishbones / trailing arms 
Springs Coil springs
Shock absorbers Intrax three way adjustable - ARC® system


Steering Rack and pinion, no servo
Turns 2,7 lock to lock
Turn circle 11,6 m


Brakes Ventilated discs (24 mm thick) with wave pattern, 6-piston calipers 
Front Tarox 6-pistons system with brake balance
Rear Tarox 6-pistons system with independent handbrake

Length, width, height

Length   3836 mm
Width 1850 mm
Height 1081 mm


Wheel base  2350 mm
Track of front axle 1560 +/- 10 mm
Track of rear axle 1585 +/- 10 mm


Weight ± 678 kg


Tank capacity 48 L
Luggage volume 250 L


The D8 GTO-40 starts from € 159,600 excluding taxes and is limited to a symbolic 40 cars. More than half of these were already sold during the presale that started earlier this year.


The D8 GTO-40. Beastly, fast and ultra lightweight. A rare breed and an expression of freedom and independence. On the race track or on a winding country or mountain road. You, the D8 GTO-40 and nothing else …

Donkervoort, No Compromise


With a click of the button below you can download the standard price list of the D8 GTO-40. However, every Donkervoort is built entirely to meet the wishes of the future owner, and many additional elements are possible.


For more information about models, equipment and accessories in the Donkervoort line, please contact Donkervoort Automobielen in Lelystad (NL) or Dusseldorf (D).


Everyone knows that Donkervoorts hold their value. The rate of depreciation is therefore lower than that of the competition. Moreover, it is not inconceivable that over time a Donkervoort could become a collector’s item (due to its special features or age) and therefore increase in value. But there has never been a way to take advantage of all those benefits from day one… until now! Donkervoort Financial Services makes it possible. Following the success in Germany, now available in the Netherlands and Belgium.

Donkervoort Financial Services offers two new forms of financing: the Donkervoort Private Lease and Donkervoort Full Operational Lease. In either case you enjoy particularly attractive monthly instalments, precisely due to the unique value retention of a Donkervoort. This not only brings you a step closer to driving a Donkervoort but also allows you to immediately benefit from the unique position Donkervoort holds in the market for light, fast sports cars.