Vicki Tests The Donkervoort D8 GTO - Fifth Gear

Vicki Tests The Donkervoort D8 GTO - Fifth Gear

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I'm at the headquarters of a company that might just be about to put this country on the supercar map donkervoort was founded in 1978 when youth donkervoort built his own version of the iconic Lotus 7 since then the donkervoort car has evolved so far that in 2011 it produced a racing version that won the grueling Dubai 24-hour endurance race it put the lessons learned from racing into a brand new
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version of the road car the d8 GTO which I'll be testing at San Fort Collins former Grand Prix track but first some introductions at first glance it appears out of this world but take a closer look and you can see traces of the Lotus 7 it's got a long bonnet with headlights either side out board mounted wheels and two seats in the cabin which are set all the way back basically it's a recipe for a big
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dose of fun like the latest 7 the d8 GTO has been designed to weigh as little as possible being made almost entirely out of carbon fiber the only thing that isn't lightweight is the price 98 thousand pounds it's more than seriously hardcore rivals like the KTM crossbow arm and Ariel Atom on paper the stats aren't even more impressive and it's ridiculously quick competitors it's got
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a 2.5 liter engine borrowed from Audi that's got 383 this car takes 2.8 seconds to get from a standstill to 62 that is quick I've arrived at Zandvoort this fantastic track is the epicenter of motorsport in Holland it opened in 1948 and was the home to the Dutch Grand Prix from 1953 to 1985 where Niki Lauda in a McLaren
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beat his teammate Alain Prost by just 2/10 of a second after a 70 lap race today it's used for the likes of sports car racing the German Touring Car Championship and for me to test Dutch supercars donkervoort motto is no compromise so there's no abs power steering or servo assisted brakes and the extra weight would have compromised the car speed I'm driving this car turning the wheel coming cried for my
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shoulders all the way down my arm interested a bit too keen on the throttle the steps out so it's very difficult to me give it lovely great things back power slides the d8 has more power per ton than a Ferrari f12 so it's no surprise that driving it is such a physical on and it's not just the edgy handling that
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demands concentration howdy engine has been tuned to be an absolute animal to the amount of turbo lag in a bottle the base it's crazy and I go forwards very quickly clicked on a nice top of it it's a progressive amount of power that's coming quickly that continuous power delivery is difficult to achieve in highly tuned turbocharged engines all too often the
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power comes through in one big lump making the car hard to control the donkervoort is a massive dose of rear-wheel drive adrenaline with handling and power delivery that shows some impressive engineering skills but there's no getting away from its eye watering price tag so is it worth nearly a hundred thousand pairs well there are more refined and more luxurious machines on the market for sure but if you value exclusivity a carbon-fiber body and
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to this world performance then yes it's worth every penny steady steady steady anything the resto Boroff occations are impressive but it's not as easy to drive as a current 911 and look up your shoulder come

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