Donkervoort D8 GTO-S
The D8 GTO-S is a true Donkervoort, for the ultimate driving experience on the most beautiful roads throughout Europe and beyond!
DONKERVOORT D8 GTO-S
The GTO-S (Sport) greatly resembles its predecessor – the D8 GTO. However, the focus with the ‘S’ – in addition to the breathtaking performance – is on even more comfort and ease of use. A true Donkervoort, thus, but further optimised for street use. Perfect for longer tours, weekend getaways and holidays, yet still offering the ultimate sports car experience.
More comfort, without compromise
Extremely low to the ground, with a sleek, ‘beastly’ nose reminiscent of a lion's head. An indication of the power and dynamism of the D8 GTO-S. An appearance that is not only beautiful, but also exciting and uncommon.
INSPIRED BY NATURE
Inspired by the genius of nature, we also find ingenious ways to make our cars more aerodynamic, thus improving the performance, handling and even the downforce.
Placement of the engine at the front – as in every Donkervoort – is needed to accommodate the longitudinally mounted five-cylinder 2.5L TFSI engine from Audi, while achieving the amazing balance in the design.
The knowledge and skill in working with carbon fibre are once again demonstrated with the unique invention of a one-piece door (including the integrated hinges) that can withstand a lateral impact of around 1500 kg, with hinges that can handle a force of over 1100 kg. And the icing on the cake? The total weight of the door beam with hinges is just 980 grams! Technical innovations that set Donkervoort apart.
WITH OR WITHOUT A ROOF
For many, a roofless Donkervoort is the ultimate Donkervoort. Open driving, with the wind in your hair, the sun at your back and the open road ahead. But sometimes a roof is not merely a luxury. Weather conditions or parking the car safely can make it essential. The lightweight fabric roof, with colour to match the upper doors, is a snap to close and stores compactly in the boot of the GTO-S.
Despite the added comfort, obtained through modifications such as specially developed comfort-shock absorbers, the GTO-S is a thoroughbred sports car. The Donkervoort craftsmanship is unmistakable in the hand-built hybrid chassis and the lightweight carbon fibre bodywork that is produced in-house.
Combined with the Audi 2.5L R5 TFSI engine that boasts 340 or 360 bhp, the result is the unique horsepower-to-weight ratio for which Donkervoort is known.
ULTRALIGHT AND SUPER STRONG THANKS TO CARBON FIBRE
The combination of the tubular steel frame and large carbon composite panels – also called a hybrid chassis – has resulted in a unique combination of significantly increased stiffness and ultra-light weight. The body is also made entirely of carbon fibre.
Thanks to the use of this ultra-strong, ultra-light material, the total weight of the GTO-S remains below 740 kg!
AUDI 2,5L R5 TFSI ENGINE
The D8 GTO is fitted with an Audi engine, thanks to close cooperation between Donkervoort and Audi AG (Audi Sport GmbH) that stretches back to 1996. But the GTO doesn’t have just any Audi engine: an ultra-high-performance sports car only earns that badge if it also has an ultra-high-performance engine. The Audi 2.5L R5 TFSI engine has a very rich history, both on and off the track, and in the GTO-S produces 340 or 360 bhp.
5-SPEED MANUAL GEARBOX
No automatic gear shifting, no automatic gearbox, no shift paddles. You shift – manually. Pure, genuine driving. The gearbox of the GTO-S has five gears, which are operated with the compact gear lever on the centre tunnel console.
SPECIALLY DEVELOPED COMFORT SHOCK ABSORBERS
The innovative shock absorbers from Dutch suspension specialist Intrax, featuring an intelligent hydraulic system, provide softer damping on the straight-away while minimising roll in the curves. These specially designed shock absorbers are largely responsible for the remarkable comfort of the GTO, which makes driving long distances even more enjoyable.
WHEELS AND TYRES
At Donkervoort, every effort is made to reduce weight and add strength, down to the smallest details. The 17" (front) and 18" (rear) wheels, custom made for Donkervoort by Japanese specialist Rays Engineering, for example, are made of forged aluminium and weigh just 6 kg each.
The wheels are fitted standard with semi-slick tires, optimised for the light weight and optimal grip of the GTO-S.
LIGHTWEIGHT BRAKES FOR A LIGHTWEIGHT CAR
The lightweight brake system, specially designed for and with Donkervoort by TAROX of Italy, features vented aluminium discs and six-piston calipers to provide optimal feel and good modulation.
PERSONALISATION DOWN TO THE SMALLEST DETAIL
Donkervoort builds cars to accommodate the specific taste and desires of the driver. We are able to offer a wide variety of custom modifications.
You can choose the colour of the body and the interior. Would you prefer leather or perhaps alcantara? Want a carbon fibre dashboard or is leather more to your taste? Tall or short and want a car that’s made to measure? It’s our pleasure to make your car a perfect fit. A customised holder for your navigation system or mobile phone? The possibilities for perfectly tailoring the car to your wishes and personality are endless: Your own, unique Donkervoort.
Our mission: to make something that is already special even more unique.
Your perfect Donkervoort.
THE INTERIOR REFLECTS THE TRUE IDENTITY
The new interior of the D8 GTO-S reflects the true identity of the car – a purebred driver's car. A perfect driving position, an additional armrest, a clear dashboard, yet with the same ‘No Compromise’ design uncluttered with unnecessary luxury.
The culmination of this approach is perhaps the fully-equipped carbon fibre dashboard, which with its minimalist yet high-tech switches evokes an association with aviation. On the dashboard you will also find a special race-module switch (optional) and traction control knob that can be adjusted to the driver's preferences.
FULLY TAILORED TO THE ACCOMMODATE THE CUSTOMER'S WISHES
The premium upholstery of the D8 GTO-S is entirely custom made, in keeping with the customer's taste. One can choose from hundreds of colours, different types of leather, and a wide range of stitching and patterns; this is the ultimate way to personalise your Donkervoort even further.
A SPACIOUS LUGGAGE COMPARTMENT
The GTO-S also features a spacious luggage compartment. A made-to-fit Donkervoort luggage set, optionally matching the interior colour, makes the most of the 250-litre boot space.
|Type||AUDI 2,5L R5 TFSI|
|Mounting||Front, 5 cylinders in line|
|Maximum Power||340+ bhp / 254 kw at 5400 rpm|
|Maximum Torque||450 Nm at 2000 rpm|
|Compression Ratio||10,0 : 1|
|Top Speed||255 km/h|
|Acceleration 0-100 km/h||3,3 sec.|
|Acceleration 0-200 km/h||10,4 sec.|
|Average fuel consumption||8-10 L /100 km|
|Fuel tank capacity||48 L|
|CO2 emission||178 g/km|
|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||Carbon fiber/ kevlar|
|Chassis||Carbon/aluminium/steel tubular hybrid chassis|
|Wheels||Forged alloy 8×17″ front, forged alloy 8×17″ or 9×18″ rear|
|Tires – Front||225/45 x 17″|
|Tires – Rear||235/40 x 17″ or 245/40 x 18″|
|Front||Independent by double wishbones|
|Rear||Independent by double wishbones and trailing arms|
|Shock absorbers||One-way adjustable|
|Steering||Rack and pinion, no servo|
|Turns||3,4 lock to lock|
|Turn circle||11,6 m|
|Brakes||Ventilated (24mm thickness) discs, 6-pistons calipers front and separate simplex piston system rear|
|Front||Six piston calipers|
|Rear||Simplex piston system|
|Wheel base||2350 mm|
|Track of front axle||1515 +/- 10 mm|
|Track of rear axle||1585 +/- 10 mm|
|Weight||± 740 kg|
|Tank capacity||48 L|
|Luggage volume||250 L|
“A truly well-made car with obvious attention to detail. And the driving experience: breathtaking, man oh man oh man! A deserved first place in our Fast Lap Competition. “
AUTO, MOTOR & SPORT TV (D)
“Whoever thought that he has driven fast cars; that was nothing, a snail, a lame smurf compared to the D8 GTO”
TOP GEAR MAGAZINE
EVO MAGAZINE (UK)
“The GTO is not just a car with performance, but his temperament is like that of a beast.”
SPORT AUTO MAGAZINE (F)
With a click of the button below you can download the brochure of the D8 GTO-S. 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).
DONKERVOORT FINANCIAL SERVICES
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.