2017 Donkervoort D8 GTO-RS

The Dutch manufacturer Donkervoort is concentrating on two cars going forward: the more comfortable road-focused D8 GTO-S, and the less compromising GTO-RS which is road legal, but more focused on track time.

Both cars are powered by the high output Audi 2.5 liter TFSI 5-cylinder. Unfortunately, Donkervoort has not released much in the way of stats yet on the RS, but in the GTO-S, power output is 340 or 360 hp. The GTO-S also weighs only 1631 lbs, giving it a power-to-weight ratio of under 5 lbs per hp. The performance-focused GTO-RS should best some or all of these stats.

To give another perspective, the D8 GTO Bare Naked Carbon Edition had a top output of 380 hp, with a remarkable 0-62 mph time of 2.8 seconds. That GTO also weighed under 1600 lbs. Since the RS promises to be the lightest and fastest GTO ever, it should be in the same ballpark.

The GTO-RS sees some important aerodynamic modifications with a redesigned nose, a closed carbon fiber bottom plate, side skirts that all contribute to 20% less aerodynamic resistance than that seen on the D8 GTO. The body is constructed using Donkervoort's own X-Core carbon fiber components which uses a light foam sandwich construction.

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