Donker D8 GTO JF70… but what the hell is this? Well, this is nothing more than the latest creation in Formula 1 inspired supercars, for those people with enough money, who want to experience what it’s like to drive an F1 but without having to race on a racetrack.
The novelty of this car, is that it not only focuses on the power of its engine, but also seeks to provide a real sporting experience, which is felt when the vehicle is maneuvered.
It’s easy to forget that, but in Formula 1, races are not won on the straights, but in the curves; those cars and drivers that go fastest in these slow areas are the unbeatable ones.
Donker D8 GTO JF70: The world’s first 2G supercar
The Donker D8 GTO JF70 is a street car based on the same idea: to be as fast as possible in the curves. That’s why this model “only has 415 horsepower” from its 2.5-liter five-cylinder Audi engine – a derisory amount compared to some beasts introduced in recent years.
The interesting thing is that, in order to control weight and drag, Donker has decided not to put a rear wing on; instead, the aerodynamics have been worked on more in the lower part of the car. The exhaust outlet is now on the side, which has freed up space at the rear for a giant rear diffuser that adds up to 80kg of load.
To put some context, the sportier models like the Porsche 911 GT3 RS “only” get 1.24 G in controlled tests.
As well as having to train, to drive the Donkervoort D8 GTO JF70 you will also have to save. It will cost no less than £198,000 for the basic version.