Donkervoort is a Dutch-based automobile manufacturer. The company was founded by Dutchman Joop Donkervoort in 1978 and produced exclusively Roadster, which were originally derived from the Lotus Seven and still see him today similar.
Donkervoort is based in Lelystad by hand new complete vehicles. The type of vehicle Donkervoort D8 has been redesigned by the founder Joop Donkervoort and includes, apart from superficial similarities, with the base model Lotus Super 7 is now no longer in common. Donkervoort used materials such as carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP ) and other advanced composite materials for his cars. The motors are supplied by Audi (1.8 -liter turbocharged four-cylinder and 2.5 -liter TFSI five-cylinder turbo engines). The performance of the engines with 1.8 l enough standard 110-199 kW ( 150-270 hp) or 250 to 280 kW ( 340-380 hp) for the new 2.5 -liter five-cylinder.
Thanks to the extremely low weight of the Donkervoort vehicles accelerations of 2.8 s to 100 km / h ( Donkervoort D8 GTO) as well as extreme delays are possible.
The car has neither an anti -lock braking system (ABS ) or Electronic Stability Program (ESP), traction control ( ASR) or other electronic driving assistance systems.
Lap record for street-legal cars - Nürburgring Nordschleife
The then German importer Michael Düchting drove on October 24, 2004 7:18,01 min in a Donkervoort D8 RS a new lap record for street-legal cars on the Nürburgring Nordschleife. In the meantime, is working on an even more powerful vehicle, since the record was lost in the meantime. In the fall of 2005, less than optimal weather conditions, Michael Düchting fetched for a short time the record with a time of 7:14,89 minutes back.