Donkervoort teases future D8 GTO

It’s been all quiet on the Donkervoort front after the Dutch manufacturer brought out their D8 GT a couple of years ago, but they seem to be ready to come out and play with their announcement for a new D8 GTO model set to be released early next year, most likely at the future Geneva Motor Show . The GTO will be an open top version of the D8 GT and will be powered by an Audi sourced engine.

The company has already revealed a teaser image of the future car, but more details are coming in that the GTO may be built on a hybrid chassis and a carbon fiber tube frame. These are just speculations, but the concrete information is that the GTO model will be dropping the current 1.8 liter turbocharged Audi 4-cylinder engine used in the D8 GT version for another Audi engine. Donkervoort Donkervoort isn’t sure which one as of yet, but it’s possible that the same 200 HP 2.0 TFSI engine found in the Audi TT Audi TT -S may be used. Then there’s the TT-RS’ 2.5 liter five-cylinder unit with an impressive output of 340 HP that is also a possibility.


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Its already half of the year and I wondering what happen to this concept? Are they working on it or the have killed it already?

Is their already an update for this teaser? I’m really excited knowing that its a GTO model! I can’t wait for updated details!

I do love this car. I really don’t care to whatever they put on the motor as long as the car has a great engine and merely reliable.

Lets get some pictures of it at its coming out party and see just what we got here!?

It looks like a Lotus meets Prowler over a long weekend and the off spring is that of the art with a carbon-fiber frame variety.

"If true, that means that the G8 GTO could pack upwards of 340 horsepower."

Nothing great seems to change by looking on its general design. Hope I could expect some better improvement for this by the coming year.

They’re also using a 5-cylinder because it’s keeping to Audi’s history with the famous Quattro and other iconic Audis after that.

any 6 is still smoother than a 5 , because of the basics laws of physics. When you young gentlemen get to be my age, you won,t remember exactly how each engine was badged
either.

They’re also using a 5-cylinder because it’s keeping to Audi’s history with the famous Quattro and other iconic Audis after that.

I love these cars! Don’t really care what motor they put in it... as long as the weight is low and the ride is tight!

why are you’re comparing 2 engines that have no relation to the engine in the TT-RS? The TT-RS’s engine was specifically developed for that car. If I remember correctly, it’s based on the construction of the old 5.0L Lamborghini V10, hence the sound it makes.

The only engine that comes with the Acadia is a 3.6L VVT-i V6. The GMC Denali/Chevy Trailblazer were the only GM SUVs to come with an I5.

The GMC Denali/Chevy Trailblazer were the only GM SUVs to come with an I5. Nope...they used the inline 6 only, the Colorado and H3 were the one’s that use the inline 5.

I really hope it comes with the 2.5 Inline-5T of the TT-RS! It would be awesome. More power and better sound then the 1.8 Inline-4T!

I’m not a purist, but other than an over worked grill, the general design seems rather unchanged?

I really hope it comes with the 2.5 Inline-5T of the TT-RS! It would be awesome. More power and better sound then the 1.8 Inline-4T!

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