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Christopher Bruce2012-08-13 16:02:40

Doonkervoort D8 GTO Begins Production for First 19 Orders

 
 
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Donkervoort is completing the first orders of the GTO for fall delivery

DonkervoortDonkervoortDonkervoortNetherlands, 1977 > present4 models
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has begun production of its first 19 D8D8 Gen.1Donkervoort D8 Gen.1Netherlands, 1993 > present15 versions
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GTOs. The car was first presented last December as a proof on concept and to garner orders. Since then, Donkervoort has been testing the car at Quattro Gmbh who supplies the engine and Bosch GmbH. 

The GTO uses VWVolkswagenVolkswagenGermany, 1938 > present98 models
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AG's five-cylinder, 2.5-liter TFSI engine found in the Audi TT RSTT RS CoupeAudi TT RS CoupeGermany, 2009 > 20004 photos
with 340hp and 450Nm of torque. The top speed is 255km/h, and 0-100km/h comes up in 3 seconds. It is rear-wheel drive with a five-speed manual transmission. The performance tests indicate that the GTO can accelerate from 100km/h to 200km/h in 6.1 seconds.

The GTO's body is made from a mix of fiber glass and carbon fiber, and the chassis is made from aluminum, carbon fiber and steel. It has double wishbone suspensions for the front and rear with adjustable dampers for compression, rebound, ride height and high/low speed frequencies. It has no power steering. Depending on options, the GTO weighs between 695kg and 750kg. 

The GTO is now going through European type approval. Final tests will be completed at the Nardo Ring in September. Donkervoort is on track for deliveries to begin this fall as planned. 

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DonkervoortDonkervoort
D8 Gen.1D8 Gen.1
D8 GTD8 GT
Engine
Straight 4
Displacement
109 cu in
Top Speed
155 mph
Transmission
5, Manual
Maximum power
270 hp @ 6000 rpm
Type
--
Fuel
--
Fuel consumption (combined)
23.52 US MPG
price
$ 170.041
* based on Germany prices
annual ownership cost
$ 1.101

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