Following the continued high praise for the D8 GTO and victories in the competition against the ‘big boys of the industry’ in the international press in 2015 – including a first place on the Red Bull Ring for AutoRevue Magazine (A), winner of the comparison test for the TV program GRIP (D) and a second-place on the Circuit de Magny Cours for Motorsport Magazine (F) – Donkervoort is expanding it’s product range in 2016. The successful D8 GTO series is going a step further, a step bigger, and fare more extreme.
A glorious year, that in one sense made us think back to another memorable year. The year 2005, in which Donkervoort also made news around the world thanks to the lap record of the D8 270 RS on the Nürburgring Nordschleife, proving that it was more than a match for the major car manufacturers with their equally major budgets. The ‘RS’ was at that time the most spectacular Donkervoort ever made. Only a limited series of 25 cars were built. 10 years later, it is still a popular classic, with not only a historic value, but also a high commercial value.
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In recent years, the D8 GTO earned its title, and proved itself, as “one of the world’s fastest street legal sports cars”.
An awesome result. But does this mean that Donkervoort will be resting on its laurels this year? Absolutely not! On the contrary – this is the perfect moment for a next step: a step further, a step bigger, a step more extreme…!With due pride, Donkervoort hereby presents the very first ‘dark’ glimpses of the product range for 2016. Please meet the Donkervoort D8 GTO-S, the D8 GTO-RS and the D8 GTO-R!
Donkervoort D8 GTO-S | The ultimate Donkervoort for the street
The GTO-S (Sport) does not look too different from its older brother, the D8 GTO. However, the focus with the ‘S’ is on even more comfort. Extra comfort during normal street use, during tours and, of course, on the wonderful mountain roads in Europe and beyond.The D8 GTO-S will be available as of the start of February 2016 (first delivery: March 2016) and will have a starting price of €115,173, excluding taxes.
New interior | New carbon propshaft cover | New brakes | New dash display
The GTO-S (Sport) and GTO-RS will have the all new designed interior with new door paddings and leather side panel upholstery.
Carbon propshaft cover
There is now a optional full carbon prop shaft cover upgrade available. Either to update your current GTO, or to order with your new GTO. It does not only look great and high-tech, but it gives the chassis less flex and realises more over all rigidity in the chassis construction. List price when ordered with a new vehicle is just under 3.000 Euro’s. The brake lever section can be covered with leather upholstery when the customer prefers a softer arm rest middle section. Contact the Donkervoort for more info or a quote.
A development which would really boost the D8 GTO road handling performance, due to a lower unsprung mass (over 50% less weight), would be the use of carbon ceramic brakes. Let’s see if this will also be available as an upgrade in the near future.
As from the Bilster Berg version and onwards, the current TarOx brake system is upgraded with magnetic pistons, to improve brake response time significantly.
New Digital Dash display
An AIM MXS all new Digital dash display is available, also as an upgrade for the current GTO owners. Click on the red link to see all differences.
Donkervoort D8 GTO-RS | The return of a legend
You read it right: the D8 GTO-RS. The legendary RS is back! And its ambitions are just as great as those of its predecessor. What do these ambitions involve? We will leave that up to you and your own imagination…This will be the ultimate D8 GTO! Developed in total secrecy during the past two years from scratch – both in terms of design and engineering.The D8 GTO-RS will be available as of June 2016 as a limited edition of 40 units, and will have a starting price of €151,173, excluding taxes.
The final looks of the GTO-RS render is still under non-disclosure, but it shows a lot of similarity with a Manta Ray.
Donkervoort D8 GTO-RSR | Thoroughbred circuit monster
Introducing the brazen twin brother of the D8 GTO RS: the D8 GTO-R (Race) – the first purebred racing car in almost 40 years of Donkervoort history. It will not be allowed on public roads, but will be all the more welcome at the many circuits around the world. The D8 GTO-R will be launched in the autumn of 2016, and will have a starting price of €251,173, excluding taxes.
Pic credits RSR impression: Autovisie
Interesting selection of used D8 GTOs available
“The advance announcement of the new product range to a select group of Donkervoort owners at the end of 2015 was very positively received. It resulted immediately in a number of advance orders, which was already a great compliment in itself!
It has also led to a good selection of the very first used GTOs, for which considerable demand has already arisen. The arrival of the GTO-S, -RS and -R is therefore making it possible for even more Donkervoort fans to buy the fabulous D8 GTO!