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First Donkervoort D8 GTO-S leaves factory

Dutch sports car manufacturer Donkervoort has delivered its first D8 GTO-S roadster.

With a range consisting of the D8 GTO-S, the D8 GTO-RS and the D8 GTO-R, the new model is described as the ultimate Donkervoort for the street. The D8 GTO-S (Sport) greatly resembles its older brother, the D8 GTO, however the focus with the ‘S’ – in addition to the ‘breathtaking performance’ - is on further comfort and ease of use. With modifications such as specially developed comfort-shock absorbers, the car is optimised for longer tours, while still offering the ‘ultimate sports car experience’.

The GTO-S features a hand-built hybrid chassis and lightweight carbon fibre bodywork that is produced in-house in the Netherlands. Adding an Audi 2.5L R5 TFSI engine that boasts 340 or 360 hp, results in a horsepower-to-weight ratio for which Donkervoort is known.

The new, more refined interior of the GTO-S, finished with the highest quality leather, was further developed around the driver. A ‘perfect’ driving position, an additional armrest, a clear dashboard, is combined with the same no compromise design and is uncluttered with unnecessary luxury. The -S also features a spacious luggage compartment. A made-to-fit Donkervoort luggage set, optionally matching the interior colour, makes the most of the 240-litre boot space.

The D8 GTO-S has a starting price of €115,173 (approx £91,419) excl. taxes.