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Donkervoort D8 GTO-R | The ultimate track tool

Friday 2/8/2019
Donkervoort GTO-R

Making the track become home

Matching GT3 prepared race car lap times on Spa Francorchamps. Experiencing the wind and excessive power combined.

Lap after lap – safely – showing what you’ve got. Creating the ultimate fun. With the new Donkervoort D8 GTO-R all limits are off, and all racetracks will become home.

With the first Donkervoort D8 GTO-40 being delivered to their customers, for Donkervoort it is time to take another step. By transforming the fastest lightweight street legal car Donkervoort ever designed into a designated track monster. But more than ever, a Donkervoort with its unique driving characteristics, its designer looks and ability to facilitate enjoyment.

Open track day racer

The new Donkervoort D8 GTO-R will not be street legal. Making the car loud, fast and challenging. The ultimate machine for those who want to experience what ‘driving on the limit’ really means. Taking life to another level. Driving the car where it belongs. Finding out on their own or with other Donkervoort drivers through the Donkervoort driver programs. The Donkervoort D8 GTO-R is the key to it all.

In late 2016 Donkervoort announced the birth of the GTO-R by presenting it as a FIA certified closed race car to compete in several racing series. However, it quickly became clear that future Donkervoort GTO-R drivers were more interested in a full prepped track day tool instead of a FIA approved racing car.

Key features

  • 6 speed sequential gearbox with pneumatic paddle shifter system

  • Gearbox software developed by Bosch Motorsport

  • Optional FIA approved fire extinguisher system

  • FIA approved race seat

  • Long ration differential with cooling system

  • Six pistons brake calipers on the front and the rear axles

  • Short ratio steering rack and pinions

  • Complete datalogging system including tyre pressure and temperature

  • Slick tires as standard

  • Price starting from € 194.500 excl. VAT

Imagine yourself on the Nordschleife

With a Donkervoort D8 GTO-R, powerful enough to equal the legendary lap record of Donkervoort, at that time leaving all other sportscar brands gasping for air. Imagine yourself going down and up again through Eau Rouge on Spa Francorchamps. Or accelerating over the Hunserug at Zandvoort circuit. Every lap trying to do that little bit better. Just for fun. Donkervoort has always been the combination of pure driving, razor-sharp handling and an impressive power to weight ratio. But with the Donkervoort D8 GTO-R, this has all gone to another level. Waiting to be explored by those who dare.

About Donkervoort Automobielen

Established in 1978 by Joop Donkervoort and now led by his son, Denis, Donkervoort Automobielen has sold more than 1,500 cars. Operating from Lelystad, The Netherlands, with a team of over 50 experts, the company initially gained renown with the D10 in 1988, setting a world acceleration record, followed by the D8 270 RS in 2005 with a record lap at the Nürburgring. The F22, further integrating their patented, advanced Ex-Core carbon fibre technology, set a new benchmark in 2023 by achieving 2.3g of lateral acceleration at the Zandvoort circuit, surpassing the D8 GTO-JD70's previous 2.1g record, showcasing Donkervoort’s engineering prowess. Their focus on exclusive, tailored supercars and driving lifestyle experiences continues to embody the ‘Living the Drive’ ethos. Looking to the future, Donkervoort hints at more innovations, continuing the brand's adventurous evolution.

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