First Donkervoort Naked Edition D8 GTO RS has been delivered

Article by Christian A., on September 1, 2017

Donkervoort, the Dutch sports car manufacturer, is making the most of a limited run of the sold out D8 GTO RS, at only 40 units. But this time, an even rarer model will be made with only 15 examples - that is the Naked Edition of the said model. As of today, the company has already sent out 20 units of the standard model to their respective owners, as well as the very first example of the Naked Edition D8 GTO RS. It was delivered to its new owner located somewhere in Germany.

Naturally, the Naked Edition will stand out due to its eccentric design, but even more so with its striking Monte Carlo Blue Carbon finish. The carbon fiber body was then given a transparent paint that was developed by both Donkervoort and BASF’s upscale brand R-M. What makes this finish so cool is that you could still see the carbon fiber through it. Ninety-five percent of the bodywork is made out of the lightweight material, including the roll-bar trim, the headlight housing and the ignition cylinder housing.

To cut down some more weight, Donkervoort used some spray on carbon components on some areas instead of painting them, which really helped with the diet. By doing all this, one would expect the D8 GTO RS to be extremely light, and true enough, the special edition only weighs a total of 695 kilograms (1,532 pounds) - that is quite an impressive weight for a sports car.

What makes this car even more aggressive is the 2.5 liter, five-cylinder TFSI engine that they got from Audi, with the ability to yield over 380 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 500 Newton-metres (369 pound-feet) of torque from 1,750 rpm. This engine is then paired with a five-speed manual transmission that gives power to the rear wheels. It has also been given a limited-slip differential, while the suspension is independent at both axles which comes with double wishbones.

Naturally, one would question the performance of the Naked Edition D8 GTO RS, with an Audi engine and an extremely lightweight body. According to Donkervoort, it can sprint from zero to 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in only 2.7 seconds, and in just 7.8 seconds, it can easily hit 124 mph (200 kph) - we are not surprised!

If you want to get your hands on one of the fifteen Naked Edition units, you will have to shell out at least €182,000 ($218,000) exclusive of tax. But knowing that this is an extremely limited model, it’s likely that all 15 examples have already been assigned.

Source: Donkervoort

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