Donkervoort D8 GTO-JD70 Loses Weight With Bare Naked Carbon Edition

Last month, Donkervoort introduced the road-legal D8 GTO-JD70, the company’s new flagship model. The company billed it as “the first 2G super sports car,” as in 2G of lateral acceleration. That’s achieved through the high-output engine and low curb weight – 1,543 pounds (700 kilograms). Now, there’s an even lighter version called the Bare Naked Carbon Edition available.
The new edition is an excellent example of truth-in-advertising. The Bare Naked Carbon Edition has bare carbon fiber. Donkervoort gives customers the option of two lacquers – clear and “colored clear” – with four levels of carbon-fiber exposure. The Exposed Carbon Upgrade offers exposed carbon, gloss or matte, for the side panels, engine-bay wings, the bonnet scoop, interior, and the triangular cover scoops. The Hypercar Carbon Weave for Carbon upgrade pack further reduces weight due to a different weave.
The Full-Exposed Carbon upgrade shows the entire car in carbon, reducing the weight significantly. The Full-Exposed Colored Carbon is an upgrade to the other Full-Exposed package but adds a touch of color, which includes green, red, gold, and gray. They’re available in high gloss and matte finish. Donkervoort created the new edition after a customer request in 2018. The company uses a carbon-fiber/Kevlar weave for the bodywork and cycle wing, with more than 95 percent of the JD70’s body in carbon-fiber.
The Bare Naked Carbon Edition may be lighter, weighing 1,530 lbs (694 kg), but the output will remain the same. The Audi-sourced 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine makes the same 415 horsepower (310 kilowatts) and 383 pound-feet (520 Newton-meters) of torque. It pairs with a five-speed manual gearbox and a custom-developed limited-slip differential.
Donkervoort will build just 70 examples, more than half of which have been sold, and it starts at €163,636.36 (before taxes). Sadly, such go-kart-like fun won’t be available here. It’s not sold in the US.
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