Donkervoort GTO Sportscar

December 21, 2011 at 11:48 am

For those who re bored with Italian and British sportscars, there’s a new Dutch car around which is quite fascinating.

Donkervoort GTO is a unique car in every sense. The source of power is a five cylinder 340 hp 2.5 TFSI Audi moto with a capacity of 340 to 400 HP and a torque of 450 Nm from about 1600 RPMs. And all this with a total weight of around 700 kilos. Without a doubt one of the fastest sports cars on the European market. The GTO is clearly a size larger than its predecessors, the closed GT and the open D8 270RS. About 35 centimetres longer and 15 centimetres wider, to be exact.

Donkervoort GTO Sportscar Donkervoort GTO

If you decided you ca live with the way it looks, it’s a fabulous sportscar. By joining the steel tubular frame with large carbon composite panels with glue, a unique combination of (significantly increased) rigidity and ultra-light weight was created. The carriage work also consists completely of carbon composite with as unique invention a one piece door (including integrated hinges), which can withstand a sideways blow of about 1500 kilos and of which the hinges can withstand a force of more than 1100 kilos.

Such amazing engineering I’m afraid has its price, between € 100,000 and € 150,000 excluding taxes!