Donkervoort D8 GT

Donkervoort D8 GT

Holland may be best known for windmills, tulips and cannabis-serving coffee shops, but a little-known company is looking to change all that with a lightweight sports car that tips the scales with figures comparable to a Formula One racing machine.

From humble beginnings in 1978, Donkervoort has developed a cult following on the Continent, with exquisitely engineered yet wincingly expensive Lotus Seven clones. It’s still a family concern: Joop Donkervoort is the founder and designer, Denis, his son, drives the company’s racing car and Amber, his daughter, staffs the office — yet they’ve turned out more than 1,000 cars from a small factory in Lelystadt, northern Holland.

Hot Wheels Specifications :

Engine 1781cc, four-cylinder turbo

Power 270bhp @ 6000rpm

Torque 260 lb ft @ 4000rpm

Transmission Five-speed manual

Fuel/CO2 28mpg / 186g/km

Road tax band F (£210 for a year)

Performance 0-62mph: 4sec

Top speed 155mph

Price €89,000 (£79,000)

Verdict Lightweight sports car of the future


Mel Stark said...

I like the car, love the name

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