With demand high for the D8 GTO-RS, Donkervoort responds by building 25 more split among two special editions.

Apply modern knowhow to the classic Lotus Seven, and the result is the amazing creations from the Dutch masters at Donkervoort. After the original 40-unit production run of the D8 GTO-RS earlier this year, the brand has now announced a bevy of new special versions of the hardcore sports car.

Donkervoort is offering just 15 examples of the D8 GTO-RS Bare Naked Carbon Edition. As the moniker implies, these models have feature unpainted carbon fiber components. The company doesn’t have any photos of the vehicle yet, but last year’s D8 GTO Bare Naked Carbon Edition is likely a good guide for this roadster’s menacing look.

For buyers who want absolutely no compromises, Donkervoort is also building 10 examples of the D8 GTO-RS Race Edition. These special models will take the already capable vehicle and add a non-street-legal sequential gearbox and other track-focused modifications.

The standard D8 GTO-RS is quite an impressive vehicle, even without these special editions’ extra embellishments, and sharpens the already capable D8 GTO. The RS has a new nose and other aerodynamic enhancements that produce 110 pounds (50 kilograms) on the front axle and a matching amount at the rear. It's also the first vehicle from the company to benefit from the X-Core production method that uses a foam sandwich for the carbon fiber that allows for a stronger, lighter resulting material. Power comes from Audi’s 2.5-liter turbocharged five-cylinder with 375 horsepower (280 kilowatts). Track-spec units for the adjustable anti-lock-braking system and traction control are also available as options.

Donkervoort D8 GTO-RS
Donkervoort D8 GTO-RS
Donkervoort D8 GTO-RS


Donkervoort isn’t yet announcing prices for either special edition version of the D8 GTO-RS, but the standard version goes for 151,173 euros ($162,000 at current rates). It’s possible the extra equipment might carry a higher price. However, buyers need to be patient because anyone who orders one now needs to wait until at least January 2018 for delivery.

Source: Donkervoort

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