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2015 Donkervoort D8 GTO Bilster Berg Edition

Technical Specs
375 hp 350 lb-ft 2.7 s 168 mph
Horsepower Torque 0-60 mph Top Speed
Engine Exterior Dimensions & Weight
Type I5, Turbocharged Length 147.2 in (3740 mm)
Displacement 151 cu in (2480 cc) Width 72.8 in (1850 mm)
Power 375 hp (280 kW) @ 5500 rpm Height 44.9 in (1140 mm)
Torque 350 lb-ft (475 Nm) @ 1750 rpm Weight 1512 lb (685 kg)
Redline n/a Performance
Electric Power n/a 0-60 mph (0-100 km/h) 2.7 s (2.8 s)
Electric Torque n/a 1/4 mile n/a
Net Power n/a 60-0 mph Braking n/a
Driveline Top Speed 168 mph (270 km/h)
Layout Rear Wheel Drive Fuel Economy
Transmission EPA Fuel Mileage - City n/a
Type 5 Speed Manual EPA Fuel Mileage - HWY n/a
Tires Origin & Price
Tire Size - Front 225/45 ZR17 Manufacturer's Origin The Netherlands
Tire Size - Rear 245/40 ZR18 Base Price 194,000 EUR ($233,000)
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Article

Dutch Manufacturer Unleashes Even More Extreme D8 GTO Sports Car

Published: Tue Jan 06, 2015 by Marko P.  |  Source: Donkervoort
The D8 GTO clocked the fastest lap times during various comparison tests for important auto magazines in the Netherlands, France and Germany.
The D8 GTO clocked the fastest lap times during various comparison tests for important auto magazines in the Netherlands, France and Germany.

In honor of the feats achieved last year, the Dutch manufacturer unleashed a special edition of the D8 GTO.

The feats include breaking the lap record for street-legal production cars at the Bilster Berg circuit and attaining top scores and fastest lap times during various 'Supertests' conducted by renowned European auto magazines.

The Donkervoort D8 GTO Bilster Berg Edition is instantly recognizable thanks to the unique design of the nose. The dark nose section, made entirely of carbon fiber, gives it an even 'meaner' look and builds on the 'beastly' nose design concept found on the existing D8 GTO. It has a special emblem for instant identification, and the dashboard is decorated with a type plate bearing the number and name of the owner of the car.

Donkervoort works constantly fine-tune its cars, and the latest developments were immediately tested and implemented in the test car, which was also used during various comparison tests for important auto magazines in the Netherlands, France and Germany. To the big surprise of many car journalists and test drivers, this D8 GTO clocked the fastest lap times and on more than one occasion left all the other supercar competitors in its dust. During the same period this car also broke the lap record for street-legal production cars on the Bilster Berg circuit. The Bilster Berg Edition is a close relative of this test car.

The D8 GTO Bilster Berg Edition will be built in a limited series of just 14 cars, a number that represents the successful year 2014. The price starts at 194,000 euros ($233,000).

Technical Developments

The D8 GTO Bilster Berg Edition features the Performance Plus package and some chassis upgrades. Further improvements were also made to the power plant, so the engine now provides even better throttle response and an ultra light flywheel and race clutch make the engine even livelier. A further 20 lb (10 kg) shaved off the total weight now lightens the Audi 2.5-liter R5 TFSI engine's task of propelling the GTO to those stunning performances.

To convert the heavier setting of the new dampers and springs to more grip, an extra roll cage construction was designed for even greater torsional stiffness in the chassis. A nice bonus of this development is that this newly engineered roll cage has also contributed to a higher level of passive safety.

This GTO is also equipped with specially developed, limited series production, semi-slick tires, stemming from the collaboration with tire manufacturer Hankook. To handle the extra roll generated by these tires, this D8 GTO is also fitted with an anti-roll bar at the rear, complementing the one that was already present at the front.

Unique Interior

Inside, the new version includes the data logging display, with LCD and GPS, integrated into the dashboard. Additional weight savings have also been achieved through the use of ultra-light carpet, carbon fiber seats and special leather.

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