The Secret Behind Going 0-60 Faster Than You Can Read This
We got a factory tour of a car company that you've probably never heard of
Think of British lightweight cars and you'll probably think of Colin Chapman and the Lotus Super Seven. The ultra lightweight open-topped two-seater sports car has been in existence since 1957 and has been a favorite of collectors and track day enthusiasts. You'll find these drivers, and other Chapman fans, are quick to mention the oxymoron "Add lightness" when talking about these cars. They're not wrong because that's truly the secret behind succeeding on the racetrack.
That's what you'll find as you walk through Donkervoort's doors and into their factory, where they build the modern day Super Sevens in Lelystad. The Donkervoort D8 GTO RS is their latest model, equipped with a 2.5 liter five cylinder powerplant from Audi (which can be found in Audi's TT RS and RS3), a 5 speed manual, and only 695 kg to haul around. It is the radical modern interpretation of Chapman's tried and true ideology, and capable of a blistering 0-60 mph time of only 2.7 seconds!
I got an exclusive behind the scenes tour from Denis Donkervoort, son of the founder Joop Donkervoort, at their facility to see how they build their D8 GTO RS. This is where I got to see the secret behind how they keep their supercars ultra lightweight while maintaining high levels of rigidity and being able to meet stringent safety standards.
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