What weighs just 1500-pounds, has a chassis made from 90% carbon fiber and does 0-60mph in 2.8-seconds? The Donkervoort D8 GTO Carbon Edition of course. All the body component are painted by hand with a protective UV coating in matte or gloss to ensure durability. It’s powered by an Audi-sourced TFSI 2.5L turbocharged engine that generates 375bhp and 350 lb-ft of torque. Continue reading for a road test video, more pictures and additional information.
“The Donkervoort name might not ring any bells, but the small Dutch firm has been building ultra-lightweight vehicles based on Colin Chapman’s philosophy for years: simplify and add lightness. Their cars were based on the Lotus Seven, but Donkervoort adapted them; they are now larger, lower and much, much more powerful,” reports Passion Performance.