Donkervoort D8 agu
a change of heart
It benefitted Donkervoort customers, because the Audi’s 1.8T engine met stricter emissions requirements, as well as being lighter and more compact than the Ford engines.
An all-new stronger, stiffer chassis, completely made in-house for the first time, mounted the smaller engine so far back that it became a mid-engined car.
The leap forward in weight distribution delivered huge improvements in handling and drivability, Donkervoort drivers loved it.
Donkervoort launched the D8 Audi with three engine outputs – 110kW (150hp), 132kW (180hp) and 180kW (245hp) – to create a user-chooser range for the first time.
The 245hp D8 Audi 180R race version quickly became the weapon of choice for the Donkervoort Cup.