Donkervoort's D8 GTO-JD70 Makes 0-62 mph in 2.7 Seconds

Hailed as “the world’s first 2g production car.”

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In celebration of its founder’s 70th birthday, Dutch performance automaker Donkervoort has now created what they claim to be the “world’s first 2g production car.”

Comparing its acceleration to the Apollo rocket, the brand says that the D8 GTO-JD70 takes only 7.7 seconds to reach a staggering 200 km/h and 100 km/h in just 2.7 seconds, equivalent to traveling at 56 m/s as compared to the rocket’s mere 20 m/s. This is thanks to both its incredible power and extremely light weight. Power is drawn from a 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine sourced from Audi, capable of pushing 415 horsepower, while its weight is kept below an impressive 700 kg thanks to 95 percent of its bodywork being constructed from carbon fiber. While it can push more than 1g in straight-line acceleration, cornering is where the roadster really shines: it can reach up to 2g of force from lateral acceleration — just 2g shy of a Formula 1 race car. The rest of the car is equally impressive, using a hybrid chassis combining tubular steel, carbon fiber and aluminium, while a new wide-track suspension system has been installed, as well as fully redesigned internal parts for the Intrax adjustable shock absorbers.

Limited to just 70 made, each unit of Donkervoort’s D8 GTO-JD70 will be made to the purchaser’s specifications and preferences. To learn more, head over to the automaker’s website.

Elsewhere in the automotive world, Ducati has released a limited edition RVE based on its Hypermotard 959 Concept.

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