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NO COMPROMISE DONKERVOORT GTO-S While other cars have become increasingly electronic, larger and heavier we have always remained true to the pure driving experience and lightweight concept – on our own, swimming against the tide. As time goes on, though, we see others retracing their steps. The enormous benefits of the legendary light, nimble, agile Donkervoort sports cars are cherished by those who love pure driving. This is something to be truly proud of, and I am. But I never let it go to my head, because ‘perfect’ can always be improved. I bid you welcome to the world of Donkervoort! NO COMPROMISE. THE DREAM OF THE ULTIMATE SPORTS CAR I HAVE BEEN ENAMOURED WITH CARS SINCE CHILDHOOD. THE FIRST TIME I FELL HEAD OVER HEELS IN LOVE WAS AT AGE SIXTEEN AS I WAS CROSSING A CAR PARK AND LAID EYES ON THE LOTUS SUPER SEVEN (SERIES III). The brainchild of Colin Chapman is the epitome of what I then saw as the perfect car – ‘Simplify, then add lightness’. For years my school notebooks had been filled with cars of my own design, and this was close to my vision of the ultimate sports car. That first encounter marked the beginning of a lifelong love story. Today I look back having spent more than 40 years of my life engaged in the wonderful, and sometimes difficult, search for perfection. The quest for the finesse of what a true sports car should be. Having started as a novice car maker in a simple barn, I am proud of our current status as recognised super sports car builder. I dreamed, and dream still, of building what to my mind is the perfect sports car. Technology is not what drives me; it is simply a means to create an experience. Ultimately, what counts is the emotion, pleasure, relaxation... the feeling. JOOP DONKERVOORT FOUNDER DONKERVOORT AUTOMOBIELEN BV ‘YOU‘RE AS GOOD AS YOUR LAST CAR’ JOOP DONKERVOORT A RICH HISTORY AN EVEN BRIGHTER FUTURE 1978 The history of Donkervoort goes back to 1978, the year the first cars left the small workshop in Tienhoven. After the ‘failed’ purchase of the importership for Lotus Seven in The Netherlands, Joop Donkervoort decided to take the leap of faith, and a new sports car brand is born. Having started with the Donkervoort S7, things really took off for the new car maker after the introduction of the S8. In the early years, a total of around 140 Donkervoorts left the humble workshop in Tienhoven. 1999 From 1999, Donkervoorts are fitted with reliable, powerful, compact Audi engines– the D8 Audi is introduced. This was the result of a very amicable partnership, which continues to this day. Another major step followed in 2000 with the move to today‘s modern factory along the A6 motorway in Lelystad. A new location in Germany was added in 2014, symbolising the brand’s further international growth. Donkervoort also earned its stripes in the racing world. An annually recurring event for nearly ten years, the Donkervoort Cup was a racing class with and for enthusiastic and competition-minded Donkervoort drivers, with races throughout Europe. Subsequently, in 2004 and 2005, Donkervoort Racing broke the prestigious lap record at the German Nürburgring. On the Nordschleife, to be precise – Europe‘s most compelling and demanding race track. This was an unprecedented achievement for a ‘small player’ like Donkervoort and earned the company world renown. Donkervoort held the record for more than three years. 2004/05 In 2007, following the introduction of the D8 GT – the first Donkervoort coupé –Donkervoort Racing took part in the brand new FIA GT4 Championship series. After claiming the vice-champion title, the focus was shifted to endurance racing. This led to competition in the 24H Dubai where Donkervoort surprised with a first place win. In late 2011 a new generation of Donkervoorts was launched with the introduction of the D8 GTO – a revolution for Donkervoort and immediately received with great enthusiasm by the international press and public. Now even more high tech, they were praised for their performance and the great driving experience. The GTO embodies the future of Donkervoort: a new generation, but still ‘No Compromise’. 2011 PHILOSOPHY ULTIMATE DRIVING EXPERIENCE When it comes to a Donkervoort, the ultimate driving experience is paramount. We use no electronic assists to simplify driving. You will not find any ESP or power-assisted steering and brakes; our cars are pure and primal – and still always manually shifted. Driving a Donkervoort is the ultimate experience. Kilometre after kilometre. Donkervoorts are known for their phenomenal performance. The combination of attractive styling, ultra-low weight, high power and superb handling like that of a race car, has resulted in a super sports car that has made the hearts of countless car enthusiasts beat faster. At Donkervoort everything is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in quality, technology, styling and design. Ultimate sports cars, created for the true car enthusiast. ‘AS A DESIGNER AT DONKERVOORT I DO NOT FOCUS EXCLUSIVELY ON STYLING BUT DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING AS WELL.’ JORDI WIERSMA, DESIGNER AT DONKERVOORT SINCE 2006 TECHNOLOGY, DESIGN AND INNOVATION Donkervoort cars are created entirely in-house, from the very first sketch to the last detail. The entire car is made by hand, with exceptional craftsmanship, at the Lelystad factory. Moreover, we develop and built many of the components ourselves to guarantee the unique character and high quality. The wealth of experience Donkervoort Automobielen has amassed in the development and integration of carbon fibre/composite material suitable for various technical applications has, above all, led to many of our own innovations, which are now fully utilised in the production of our sports cars. Just consider: more than ninety per cent of the body of the D8 GTO consists of this extremely light and exceptionally strong material. The Donkervoort Design & Engineering Department also provides its experience, innovations and know-how to third parties. BUILDER FOR THE INDIVIDUALIST A Donkervoort is the ultimate choice for the true enthusiast who wants sheer motoring enjoyment in a sports car full of character. A REAL CAR, FOR REAL MEN. Donkervoort sports cars are carefully constructed by hand and made from high-quality parts, mostly developed and perfected in-house, with virtually unlimited customisation options. The possibilities for perfectly tailoring the car to your wishes and personality are endless: a special paint or an incomparable interior, or even the creation of a yet more exclusive, further customised Donkervoort. YOUR OWN, UNIQUE DONKERVOORT. WELCOME TO THE FAMILY AS A FAMILY BUSINESS, WE WELCOME YOU WITH OPEN ARMS. YOU CAN EXPECT PERSONAL SERVICE AND THE RENOWNED ‘DONKERVOORT FAMILY’ ATMOSPHERE. NOTHING MATTERS MORE TO US THAN ENSURING YOUR EXPERIENCE IS THE BEST IT CAN BE AND THAT YOU ACHIEVE OPTIMAL PERFORMANCE FROM YOUR DONKERVOORT. AFTER ALL, AS A DONKERVOORT DRIVER, YOU ARE OUR MOST IMPORTANT AMBASSADOR. DONKERVOORT D8 GTO-S THE ULTIMATE CAR FOR THE STREET 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 BEASTLY NOSE 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. STUNNING BALANCE 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. UNIQUE DOORS 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 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. 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 PERFORMANC 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-S 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-S 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 SPEEDS 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-S, 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 YOUR DONKERVOORT, DOWN TO THE SMALLEST DETAILS 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 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 madeto-fit Donkervoort luggage set, optionally matching the interior colour, makes the most of the 240-litre boot space. DONKERVOORT ACCESSOIRES The D8 GTO-S is designed to appeal to all your senses, to relax you, but above all... for driving. With this in mind, we have developed a wide range of Donkervoort accessories to further facilitate the use of your Donkervoort. Consider our bespoke luggage set, for example. It is handmade by artisans in the Netherlands and made-to-measure for the boot of the GTO-S. You can even order to match your Donkervoort’s interior colour. Want extra protection for your car during storage? Then you can order the GTO car pyjamas in the colour and design of your choice. Or a poncho to replace the fabric roof, during short-term parking for example? Whatever you need, Donkervoort accessories provide the perfect solution. TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS The D8 GTO-S is made for the street. This unique GTO-S is intended to get your heart pumping and invigorate your senses beyond compare, but – above all – to let you experience driving as you never have before. A wide range of technical specifications will help you further facilitate the use of your Donkervoort. D8 GTO S ENGINE Engine Audi 2,5L R5 TFSI Positio Front, inline 5 cylinder Displacement 2480 cc Bore 82,5 mm Stroke 92,8 mm Maximum power 254 kW (340+ bhp) at 5400 rpm Maximum torque 450 Nm at 2000 rpm Compression ratio 10,0:1 FUEL CONSUMPTION Avg. fuel consumption 8-10 L / 100 km CO2 emissions 178 g/km Emission class Euro 6 DRIVING PERFORMANCE Top speed 255 km/h Acceleration 0-100 km/h : 3,3 sec. 0-200 km/h : 10,4 sec. TRANSMISSION Drive Rear wheels Type gearbox 5-speed manual Gear ratios 2.25:1 (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 Type differential Limited slip D8 GTO S BODY/CHASSIS Body Carbon fibre/Kevlar Chassis Carbon fibre/aluminium/tubular steel hybrid chassis Doors 2 Seats 2 WHEELS AND TYRES Wheels Forged alloy, 8×17" front, 9×18" rear Tyres - front 225/45 x 17“ Tyres - rear 235/45 x 17 ˝ of 245/40 x 18 ˝ SUSPENSION Front Independent double wishbone Rear Independent double wishbone and track rods Springs Coil springs Shock absorbers Single adjustable STEERING Steering Rack and pinion, no servo Turns lock-to-lock 3.4 Turning circle 11,6 m D8 GTO S BRAKES Brakes Ventilated discs (24 mm thick), 6-piston calipers front and single-sided piston system rear Front 6-piston calipers Rear Single-sided piston system LENGTH, WIDTH, HEIGHT Length 3740 mm Width 1850 mm Height 1140 mm WEIGHT Wheelbase 2350 mm Track width, front 1515 +/- 10mm Track width, rear 1585 +/- 10mm GEWICHT Weight ± 740 kg VOLUME Tank capacity 48 L Luggage capacity 250 L 683 1100 1100 240 19˚ 8˚ 9˚ 835 1030 278 405 539 1515 +/- 10mm 707 1846 1063 1001 3731 1585 +/- 10mm 11,5 DONKERVOORT D8 GTO-S DIMENSIONS All dimensions in mm. The dimensions are average values. They are accurate for the Donkervoort GTO-S in standard configuration at kerb weight. MEDIA FASTEST REVIEWS LAPTIMES “A Genuinely well-made car with obvious attention to detail”! And the driving experience: “Breath-taking, man oh man oh man”! A well deserved first place in our fast lap competition. AUTO, MOTOR & SPORT TV (D) “Whoever thought they’d driven fast cars before: that was nothing, a snail, a lame smurf, compared to this” TOP GEAR MAGAZINE „5/5 Stars!“ 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) FASTEST LAP TIMES: 1: 45.7 MIN BILSTER BERG 1: 44.40 MIN LE MANS BUGATTI (SPORTWAGEN FR) 1: 16.88 MIN MAGNY-COURS (FR MOTORSPORT) 1: 06.5 MIN Hockenheim (Sport Auto High Performance Days Winner 2016) *time in minutes DONKERVOORT FINANCIAL SERVICES SERVICE AND CONTACT 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. For more information about models, equipment and accessories in the Donkervoort line, please contact Donkervoort Automobielen in Lelystad (NL) or DÜsseldorf (DE) or via 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. DONKERVOORT AUTOMOBIELEN B.V. Pascallaan 96 NL-8218 NJ Lelystad - The Netherlands +31 (0) 320 267 050 CLASSIC REMISE DUSSELDORF Harffstraße 110a D-40591 Düsseldorf - Germany +49 (0) 211 9896 7777 All text, photos and other information in this brochure are the copyrighted property of Donkervoort Automobielen B.V. Any reproduction, presentation or other use of this material is prohibited without the prior written consent of Donkervoort Automobielen B.V. © Donkervoort Automobielen B.V. & GmbH, 2017. Photography: ad08 Fotografie GmbH Luuk van Kaathoven Automotive Photography Sytse Dijkstra Fotografie Design and layout: WWW.DONKERVOORT.COM