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Donkervoort D8 RS specs

Car type Open-wheeler
Curb weight 600 kg (1323 lbs)
Power / weight 583 ps (575 bhp) / t
Introduced 2005
Origin country Netherlands
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Powertrain

Engine type turbocharged audi R4
Displacement 1.8 l (110 ci)
Power 350 ps (345 bhp / 257 kw)
Power / liter 194 ps (192 hp)
Transmission 5 speed manual
Layout front engine, rear wheel drive

Laptimes 1

Track Time
Nürburgring Nordschleife 7:14.89

D8 RS rivals

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Fangio Man  4y ago

Ugly!

But really impressive data!

Are there any claims/tests about the topspeed?


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Ferrari driver  5y ago

the car looks ugly, but
100-0: 2.9sec.


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Sal30  6y ago

Donkeyvoort is ugly.

UGLY!!!


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Tension  6y ago

rofl just because there is a dealer somewhere in the states the yanks learned about cars ... yeah right

lol, thats true.....


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Jeff B  6y ago

Than...shut up you troll


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than  6y ago

rofl just because there is a dealer somewhere in the states the yanks learned about cars ... yeah right


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Apathy  6y ago

@caymanman (not that you'll respond)

I have driven both a Lotus and a Caterham and I live in NY. In fact, I see at least one of each every time I go to Watkins Glenn. Also, there's a Caterham dealership not too far from the Glenn.

Maybe you should think about what you say in the future so that you don't inadvertently speak of things you know nothing about.


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westwoodmao  6y ago

haha, i love this word, asinine....
so americans don't love this car? haha...


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caymanman  7y ago

too many asinine comments from yanks who've never seen a Lotus & or Caterham.


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w0o0dy  7y ago

For who likes to know a little more about Donkervoort...
http://www.donkervoort.nl/cars/d8gt.htm

The link points to the relatively new "coupé".


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w0o0dy  7y ago

Using the actual max speed a 7:11/12 (or somewhere near that) seemed possible..
They comepletly redesigned the square tubing frame, complete suspension geometry and most of the materials used over the more than 25 years they have been building their own car compared to the Lotus 7. The chassis is solded not welded and the frame for the windscreen is carbon/kevlar for extra strength/safety yet keeping the aluminium car light. The suspension uses dampers from WP (that supplied Benetton F1 when Schumy won the title there if i remember correctly. Prduction volume is low 50cars probably. Fantastic sportscar to drive but not very usefull in normal life although with te suspension on "softisch" its very liveable in daily driving.


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w0o0dy  7y ago

This car is actually a standard D8 RS with a rather ugly big rear spoiler and a roof. the normal roadcars are open with a cloth roof. Since its a handbuilt car and each one is build to order it was very simple to mke this one and put it on a license. The record breaking car had the engine (audi 1.8 turbo) turned up to 370hp but it couldn't really use the power since a mechanical failure limited the car to 240km/h which it does very easily with the regular 270hp under the hood. The suspension is adjustable for low and higher frequency and breaking balance can be adjusted in the cockpit. The nose is quite clever in that it has spoilers inside the nosecone ahead of the engine making the nose more aerodynamic, improving cooling and generating some downforce al at the same time.


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P K Michaels  7y ago

I have a Swiss friend who owns the exact same car that he drives on the open roads. His has a twin-turbo Audi four cyl, making roughly 650 hp and it only weighs in at about 1400 lbs.


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Ivo  7y ago

Donkervoort has taken the original Lotus Seven purist thinking and by using Dutch craftmanship and modern technology (engines, gears, transmission, etc) has made an incredible CAR. All capitals intended. I used to own one, not this beast that is now called the D8 270 RS but a lesser engined D8 Zetec with open cockpit. I have driven many cars but this one has remained a true favorite: incredible performance, road holding and information on what the car does. Harsh? Yes - if it rains. On dry tarmac it is actually easier to drive then many 'sports' cars because they are bloated and need all kinds of electronic stuff to keep them on the road.

Truly recommended.


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MarcosCBrazil  7y ago

Top speed 275kmh (est)
0 to 60mph 3,9s


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Bob Bitchin  7y ago

Real car people Anonymous ??
A Clubman is a rear wheel drive, no power steering, no power brakes and no traction control.. How real do you want to get ?
I bet your v8 does a good burnout and is rally quick in a straight line (by your standards).


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Martijn  7y ago

Anonymous shows some signs of jalousy.


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Anonymous  8y ago

Another stupid GO-CART!!!


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Georg  8y ago

Q 9 months ago [Delete] [Ban IP]
Excuse me, Could anybody tell me what the IFC, IT, FC mean? please.

FC = factory claime
IT = independent test most likely by a car magazine
IFC = independent observed factory claim... many small producer ask sportauto for support if they do northloop time attack runs


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Teh Dutch  8y ago

http://www.donkervoort.nl/home.htm


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USA  9y ago

u can get a gokart to pass FIA rules but i don't call that a road car


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Alan in Nevada  9y ago

"If it passes FIA Rules, then the car is road legal."

So. Yer saying that any car that's class-legal for any of the FIA's sports-racing series in Europe has to be, and is, street legal in the EU.?????


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Alan in Nevada  9y ago

Well, if Batman can have his Batmobile, the Joker can have this car.


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Anonymous  9y ago

may be, but to real car people, this will never be more than a race car, same with radicals, not a real car.


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im 15  9y ago

If it passes FIA Rules, then the car is road legal.


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Q  9y ago

Excuse me, Could anybody tell me what the IFC, IT, FC mean? please.


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Anonymous  9y ago

What a piece of shit!


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Anonymous  9y ago

Its gota number plate and indicators...


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Anonymous  10y ago

no its not this is a frickin race car


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Anonymous  10y ago

Yes it is. Donkervoort is a Dutch car manufacturer.

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