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 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-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.