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Old 02-23-2007, 10:10 AM   #1
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Default 2008 Donkervoort D8 GT @ 2007 Geneva Motor Show

2008 Donkervoort D8 GT @ 2007 Geneva Motor Show

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Like our country's "donks," Holland's Donkervoort D8 GT is completely stupid and ridiculous, but that is where the similarities end. Donks are old, inefficient, American sleds while this thing is a pure-bred track-killer. We're still trying to come to a conclusion about the Ford Tudor-meets-Caterham looks, but the specs sheet is the finest resume we've ever seen.

The roof structure is a roll cage sandwich, with two sheets of delicious carbon fiber being the bread. The doors are carbon fiber, too, as is a full-length underbody tray. Polycarbonate windows also help to keep the D8 GT's curb weight at a shocking 1432 pounds. Its seventeen-inch wheels weigh only 14.3 pounds each. Donkervoort is proud to declare that the car's "high-tech setup forms a new standard by means of weight reduction and safety in the segment of ultra-lightweight sports cars." It doesn't get much lighter than this.

Power comes from a VW/Audi 2.0-liter turbo available with 180, 210, or 270 horsepower. In its most powerful form, the D8 GT has a ratio of 5.3 pounds per horsepower. By comparison, a Corvette Z06's ratio is 6.2. Holy crap. Prototypes have already set new records on the Nordschleife, and Donkervoort hopes the production model will perform even better.

In reading the "safety" section of Donkervoort's press release, we expected to read details about an airbag, or traction control, or anything we're used to see in such a section. Instead, it talked about safety being achieved through massive downforce, and stated that the carbon fiber undertray "also contributes to the crash resistance of the vehicle by making the chassis extremely resistant to distortion." Words from a truly speed-focused brand. Fifty D8 GTs will be produced each year for the European market, at a price of 90,000 euros.
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Old 02-23-2007, 10:15 AM   #2
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Weird name with an equally different appearance. too long of a nose for me.
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Old 02-23-2007, 10:55 AM   #3
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If I'm not mistaken, I think a Donkervoort holds the Nring's fastest street car lap time.
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Old 02-23-2007, 10:59 AM   #4
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gay -duo car!
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Old 02-23-2007, 11:37 AM   #5
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Looks very different but sort of grows on you. The mirrors just don't work with the rest of the shape.
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Old 02-23-2007, 12:13 PM   #6
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It's made by those crazy, goofy, drug addled, sexy dutch, im not surprised by the weird design. They made the Spyker after all.

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Old 02-23-2007, 02:41 PM   #7
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OMG!

I CAN TOTALLY GET CHICKS IN THAT CAR!

The name reminds me of the ba-donka-donk




LOVE IT!

1432 pounds !!!! I bet this thing is an absolute BLAST!

http://auto.commongate.com/post/donk...e/photos/33216

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Old 02-23-2007, 04:13 PM   #8
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Old 02-24-2007, 03:21 PM   #9
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It's different...It sort of reminds me of a hardtop Super Seven on steroids.

I like it even though it is Stormtrooperesque.
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Old 02-24-2007, 03:26 PM   #10
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no doors eh?
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Old 02-24-2007, 07:24 PM   #11
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Going retro isn't always a good idea.
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Old 02-24-2007, 11:04 PM   #12
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OMG!

I CAN TOTALLY GET CHICKS IN THAT CAR!

The name reminds me of the ba-donka-donk


I hate to say it, but its probably gonna attract more dudes than girls, but hey, that might be ok with you too
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Old 02-24-2007, 11:05 PM   #13
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Time for a schmoke and a pancake!

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Old 02-25-2007, 05:19 PM   #14
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Aaaaaaaaaaaaanndddd I'm done.

WOW!
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Old 02-25-2007, 05:27 PM   #15
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Who cares what it looks like, the only time you'll drive it will be on the track, and you'll be going so much faster than everything else that no one will care about the looks.
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Old 02-25-2007, 05:33 PM   #16
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It's different...It sort of reminds me of a hardtop Super Seven on steroids.

That's because it is based on the Super 7. Donkervoort started making 7 replicas in 1978 but they had to change the front and some other details a bit because of copyright



It's evolved into a slightly more modernized version of the 7.
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Old 02-25-2007, 06:34 PM   #17
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Id buy that just to say "A Donkervoort" when someone asks me what I drive.

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Old 02-25-2007, 08:02 PM   #18
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Old 02-27-2007, 05:39 AM   #19
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Old 02-27-2007, 06:17 AM   #20
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