Donkervoort D8 GTO-JD70 Loses Weight With Bare Naked Carbon Edition
Donkervoort D8 GTO-JD70 Bare Naked Carbon Edition // Where art meets low weight
The D8 GTO-JD70 Bare Naked Carbon Edition
Donkervoort Automobielen has taken off the clothes of his D8 GTO-JD70 with the long-planned Bare Naked Carbon Edition (BNCE).
Available in a clear or colored lacquer, the Bare Naked Carbon Edition gives the JD70 a stunning, high-quality texture and showcases the precision of Donkervoort’s carbon fiber expertise, while lightening the 700kg car by several kilograms.
JD70s with BNCE technology can be delivered in a raw carbon look or with a colored lacquer coat in a mat or polished finish.
The world’s first production car with 2G cornering power, the JD70 was developed in honor of the 70th birthday of Donkervoort founder Joop Donkervoort. The BNCE, however, was developed to help customize each build of JD70 Donkervoort.
BNCE has grown to give customers the ability to lighten up and customize their cars beyond the usual color scheme.
“The woven carbon remains the same,” explained Donkervoort Automobielen Managing Director Denis Donkervoort.
“We use specially developed inks mixed into the clear coat to create the color look of the fiber.
“We can also match the interior colored carbon parts with the exterior body,” he confirmed.
Over 95% of the standard JD70 body is carbon fiber, and the BNCE program, which we launched in 2018, lets owners see what they’ve paid for.
The body of the JD70 is made of a carbon fiber / Kevlar weave and even the fenders of the bike are made of carbon fiber / Kevlar.
The whole front design is now new from the GTO-40 and all the vented parts are hex in design and they are all made from 3D printed carbon fiber.
Developed at the request of a client in 2018, the BNCE idea can be delivered in a gloss or matte finish.
Donkervoort has already delivered several cars with BNCE bodywork to discerning hobbyists, but BNCE is now more widely available.
Donkervoort offers its customers four levels of carbon fiber exposure, from the relatively subtle “exposed carbon upgrade” to the artistic ensemble of the “fully exposed carbon” option.
Exposed Carbon Upgrade: Entry-level to the visible carbon world shows exposed carbon (in matte or glossy layers) for side panels, engine compartment fenders, hood scoop, triangular cover scoops and the complete interior.
Hypercar Carbon Weave for Carbon Upgrade Pack: It reduces weight through different fiber weave structure.
Full Exposed-Carbon Upgrade: This shows the full car in exposed carbon including the exhaust cover. It drastically reduces the weight.
Full exposed colored carbon: Donkervoort delivers the complete car in colored carbon including the side exhaust cover. This is an upgrade that could be added to the Full Exposed-Carbon upgrade.
Colors for the full and exposed colored carbon versions are available on request, but so far green, red, blue, gold and gray, and metal can also be mixed.
The D8 GTO-JD70
Hypercar killing legend Donkervoort D8 GTO-JD70 will break through the 2G barrier to deliver amazing cornering ability to match its crushing acceleration.
The JD70 can pull over 2G of lateral acceleration in corners, even in its standard trim and on its standard Nankang tires, and over 1G of acceleration.
It’s a supercar for people who suffer from heightened senses and the purity of unfiltered driving experiences, and the JD70 was designed to allow drivers to form an unshakeable bond with their machines.
It is a comfortable in the streets of the city with heavy traffic as on the open road.
“The JD70 went beyond normal acceleration and braking measurements and we are now using G-forces, but the car remains a pure driving machine like nothing else on the market,” said Denis Donkervoort, director general of Donkervoort Automobielen.
“The JD70 is the distillation of everything we know and learned on the road and on the track, from track days and customer interviews and, of course, Joop’s own ideas on this. that a supercar should be its driver. “
The D8 GTO-JD70 starts from € 163,636.36 (before taxes). The new final transmission ratio helps improve fuel consumption. Even with all that speed, the official figure for the JD70’s CO2 emissions per kilometer will be just 191 grams.
That won’t be the end of the powertrain story, as a strong relationship with Bosch has provided rev matching software for downshifts and even added a full throttle upshift mode for a more lively ride.
Power with control
The most powerful Donkervoort ever, the 2.5-liter in-line five-cylinder engine generates an output of 415 hp (310 kW) and torque of 520 Nm.
The engine delivers its maximum torque from just 1750 rpm and maintains it up to 6350 rpm – a point in the rev range where most cars develop their peak power.
Its layout matches that of the previous D8 GTO-40, offering enough technical knowledge to comfort loyal Donkervoort fans and enough raw performance and character to attract new customers.
Incorporating a new catalyst system, the exhaust pipe exits the side of the car in front of the rear wheels, reducing weight through shorter pipe lengths, and it has also been tuned to provide even engine sound. more emotional in the car.
It uses a close-ratio five-speed manual gearbox, which drives a custom-developed limited-slip differential on the rear axle.
The biggest change to the drivetrain was lengthening the final drive ratio from 3.63: 1 to 3.31: 1, in order to take advantage of the best low-end engine performance and lengthen the length of the engine. the road.
The new final transmission ratio improves fuel consumption, with the JD70 posting a WLTP CO2 emissions figure of just 198 grams per kilometer.
At the heart of the JD70 is hybrid chassis technology that combines a tubular steel ladder frame with carbon fiber for added strength and aluminum to reduce weight in less critical areas.
The wide-track suspension system features a double-wishbone layout and revamped three-way adjustable Intrax shocks at each corner.
The coil springs are custom made for Donkervoort and the front and rear anti-roll bars are also adjustable, as is the variable traction control system.
It uses 310mm x 24mm wave pattern Tarox rotors and six-piston monoblock calipers up front and smaller wave pattern rotors (285mm x 24mm) and a single piston caliper setup at the front. the back.
One of the major changes was Toyo’s move to Nankang as an original equipment tire supplier.
The Nankang compound is harder and offers a longer life, but it provides better grip in the middle of the turns and helps the JD70 beyond the 2G barrier. The front tires are size 235/45 17, while the rear uses 245/40 18 tires.
The front tires wrap around 8 x 17 “forged alloy rims, while the rear uses larger 9 x 18” wheels. Ultra light carbon fiber rims are a factory option.