Donkervoort has taken the clothes off its D8 GTO-JD70 Bare Naked Carbon Edition.
BARE NAKED YOU SAY?
That’s right. And it is all carbon fibre underneath.
Customers will have the option to have their car delivered in a raw, naked carbon look or with a coloured lacquer coating in either matte or polished finishes.
Four levels of carbon fibre exposure are also being offered with the Donkervoort D8 GTO-JD70. “Voyeurs” can opt for the entry level Exposed Carbon Upgrade, which exposes the side panels, the engine-bay wings, the bonnet scoop as well as the interior’s carbon fibre work.
At the other end of the scale, the Full-Exposed Coloured Carbon option sees the car wrapped in coloured carbon, including the side exhaust cover.
Colours for the full, exposed coloured carbon versions include green, red, blue, gold and grey. Other colours are available on request.
NOW YOU’VE SEEN IT, WHAT ABOUT RIDING IT?
The Donkervoot JD70 comes with a 2.5-litre inline-5 that generates 415bhp and 520Nm of torque.
A close-ratio, 5-speed manual gearbox is combined with a limited-slip differential at the rear axle. Together, they give the car a zero to 100km/h sprint time of 2.7 seconds. Did we mention it’s 695kg unladen weight?
TACKLING THOSE CURVES
The handling prowess of the Donkervoot JD70 is also guaranteed thanks to its double wishbone layout and redeveloped three-way adjustable Intrax dampers at each corner.
The 235/45 17-inch tyres up front, coupled with 245/40 18-inch tyres at the rear, allow the Donkervoort JD70 to pull more than 2G of lateral acceleration in corners in its standard trim, and more than 1G of acceleration.
And if all that sounds a bit too much, you can always count on the Tarox wave-pattern 310mm x 24mm discs and six-piston, monobloc callipers in front. Smaller 285mm x 24mm wave-pattern discs and single-piston callipers are in the rear.
If only her name rolled off the tongue a little easier.