Donkervoort D8 GTO-JD70 R 2021 - AZH-CARS

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Donkervoort D8 GTO-JD70 R 2021

Stronger, quicker and more secure, the brand new Donkervoort D8 GTO-JD70 R has arrived as a song-most effective Donkervoort with hypercar overall performance and era for most effective supercar pricing.

If the D8 GTO JD70 is the very beating coronary heart of Donkervoort Automobielen, then the JD70 R is its hard-core, uncompromising soul, taking the JD70 idea into regions of overall performance it may most effective attain on race circuits.

Where the JD70 changed into released this yr to honour the seventieth birthday of Donkervoort's founder, Joop Donkervoort, the JD70 R has been advanced to embarrass different sports activities automobile and their proprietors and to make its very own drivers sense like song superstars.

It's the fastest, maximum attacking, least compromised Donkervoort ever engineered, able to smashing song records, triumphing races and doing all of it on a fragment of the gasoline, tyre and brake budgets of conventional sports activities motors.

"The adjustments we made had been all taken into consideration at some point of the JD70 improvement program," Donkervoort Managing Director Denis Donkervoort explained. "We made the JD70 R lots quicker on each racing circuit than the JD70, so certainly we additionally focused on crash protection as a priority. It has race ABS, a hearthplace bomb extinguisher, more hearthplace safety for the gasoline tank, a wellknown six-factor harness and complete race seats. For each soar in pace with the JD70 R, we brought exponentially to its crash safety."

The JD70 R has been designed, engineered and advanced to be pushed flat out for hours on stop, then refueled and despatched returned out at the song for extra.

It has additionally been designed to offer actual-time statistics returned to the storage, wherein Donkervoort's guide group can song the automobile for every circuit and assist the JD70 R's drivers attain their complete potential.

Donkervoort recalculated each unmarried nut and bolt of the JD70 R while it changed into advanced along the roadgoing JD70 supercar.

Though visually similar, the JD70 R is quicker, angrier and more secure than its avenue-going sibling, and it gives an unheard of stage of adjustability for its chassis and suspension.

There are important adjustments to the gearbox, the brakes, the guidance, the protection package deal and the tyres to create a automobile 5 complete seconds quicker than the JD70 across the Spa-Francorchamps Grand Prix circuit. It's even a complete 3 seconds quicker than the 1100 horsepower, 2000Nm Koenigsegg Regera.

It's now no longer simply fast, though. It is to be had with complete trackside guide, from shipping to catering and from spare components, tyres and mechanical help to motive force coaching, from Donkervoort itself.

Every motive force can sense like a part of the choose few withinside the Donkervoort racing family, that's a fair tighter, extra exceptional a part of the prolonged Donkervoort proprietors' family.

Donkervoort focused on the suspension, crash protection, braking and guidance of the JD70 R, growing a automobile that ramps up the motive force engagement in addition to the lap pace.

From €198,000, earlier than tax, the JD70 R is the maximum exceptional, lowest preservation and best-supported manner to move hypercar searching at the world's racetracks.


One of the keys to motive force self assurance on any racetrack is how the automobile stops and withinside the Donkervoort JD70 R's case, Donkervoort has looked after that.

It's now no longer only a depend of preventing higher than the JD70 at the song, however making the motive force sense like it's going to forestall higher, each time, so the most important alternate is the addition of the Bosch M5 Clubsport anti-lock braking (ABS) gadget.

It's a gadget Donkervoort has used earlier than at the song, and it offers the motive force 12 steps of adjustment, so there may be continually simply the proper stage of sense for every motive force, however simply the proper stage of grip for each song condition, too.

The ABS offers a huge benefit in using consistency due to the fact drivers can use it to fabricate a long way more agility from the JD70 R once they want to brake and flip on the identical time.

The relaxation of the braking gadget contains over the JD70's Tarox hardware, however with out the want to stability the braking gadget for each song temperatures and cold-brake stops on the street, the whole gadget is focused on the song.

It's a long way extra competitive than it's miles on the street-going JD70, the use of racing brake pads and fluids which might be extra immune to sustained warmth and chunk harder, each time.

It keeps the brake-bias adjustment knob withinside the centre of the dashboard, which allows drivers regulate the automobile's braking stability for one-of-a-kind tyre put on or maybe one-of-a-kind gasoline loads.

The the front stop makes use of wave-sample 310mm x 24mm discs and six-piston, monobloc calipers, at the same time as the rear makes use of smaller, 285mm x 24mm wave-sample discs with the elective six-piston calipers.

Nankang has repaid Donkervoort's religion in its tyres for the JD70 via way of means of growing a custom set of slick, wonderful grippy and sturdy race tyres for the JD70 R. They use the identical wheel sizes of 235/forty five 17 fronts and 245/forty 18 rears.

The Nankang slicks and complete moist tyres are provided on Rays, with the the front tyres wrapping round eight x 17" solid alloy wheels, at the same time as the rear stop makes use of large nine x 18" wheels.

The wonderful light-weight carbon-fibre rims are a manufacturing unit option, as are tyre-warming blankets.


With a long way shorter braking distances, the following step in eking out fast, regular song laps is the manner the automobile turns, and for that, Donkervoort grew to become to a era that hasn't historically been very Donkervoort.

The JD70 R makes use of an extremely light-weight racing digital energy-guidance gadget and a preference of guidance racks, such as the extremely-quick 2.7:1 ratio.

While Donkervoort nonetheless gives the JD70 R with a conventional guidance setup with out energy help, Denis Donkervoort feels the automobile is quicker and less complicated to accurate with the aggregate of the shortest to be had guidance rack ratio and the energy-guidance gadget.

The energy-guidance gadget is adjustable, too, to assist drivers to hone in on the proper stage of help for them of their look for pace via self assurance.

Like the JD70, the JD70 R is constructed round a hybrid chassis era, combining a tubular metallic ladder body with carbon-fibre for brought electricity and aluminium to lessen weight.

The wide-song suspension gadget makes use of the JD70's double-wishbone format at every corner, with trailing hands on the rear stop.

Then it adjustments dramatically. Its four-manner adjustable Intrax dampers are 20 percentage stiffer, and so are the custom springs.

The adjustable anti-roll bars are stiffer, too. Even the timber are stiffer and the trip peak is 20mm lower, all in a look for pace via self assurance.


There are instances while a motive force's fingers are so busy on a racetrack that a guide equipment shifter may be one element they simply do not have time to attain for.

There also are quicker technology available for accomplishing speedy lap instances, and Donkervoort has followed one of these technology for the JD70 R with a complete sequential equipment-converting gadget.

Developed via way of means of Quaife to Donkervoort specifications, the state-of-the-art paddle-shift gearbox additionally profits an additional equipment, permitting Donkervoort to similarly optimize the unfold of ratios to healthy song attacks.

"A big quantity of the lap-time benefit of the JD70 R comes from the lots-shorter shift instances from the brand new gearbox," Denis Donkervoort explained.

The elective paddles connect to the multi-function, removable guidance wheel, similar to on cutting-edge Formula One motors.

The Quaife gearbox is 15kg heavier than the 23kg 5-pace gearbox, however Donkervoort insists the more tempo and electricity is really well worth the weight, particularly due to the fact it is designed to deal with nearly two times the energy of the JD70 R.

The gadget even permits for flat-throttle upshifting and blips the throttle on downshifts, making every shift quicker and as clean as viable.

It additionally has its very own air consumption scoop to preserve it inside its temperature window at some point of song attacks.

The propshaft is now stronger, the limited-slip differential has been bolstered and the JD70 R additionally switches to endurance-racing driveshafts for brought sturdiness and decreased carrier prices.

The JD70 R stocks the Audi Sport 5-cylinder faster engine with the JD70, and it is the maximum effective Donkervoort ever made.

The 2.5-litre, motor generates 415bhp (310kW) of energy and 520Nm of torque, with its height torque arriving at most effective 1750rpm and conserving on till 6350rpm. That by myself offers the JD70 R unheard of flexibility for energy shipping at the manner out of corners.

It makes use of a light-weight flywheel, which allows construct the revs to the energy height from 5850rpm till 7000rpm, and the exhaust exits the aspect of the automobile, similar to withinside the classical days of avenue motors for the racetrack.

Critically, the exhaust meets all cutting-edge or expected European circuit noise limits, so they may be no limits to the tracks they may be pushed on, nor how lots throttle may be applied.

The JD70 R makes use of custom-advanced lubricants from German Formula One supplier, Ravenol, which Donkervoort switched to after being inspired with it at some point of the JD70 improvement.

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Donkervoort has made a dedication to assist each JD70 R motive force extract as lots pace from themselves and their automobile as viable via way of means of making them a part of Donkervoort's very own racing operation.

Donkervoort has additionally helped its drivers live at the song for so long as viable with a light-weight (715kg) supercar this is lots less complicated on its tyres, brakes and powertrain than the song variations of traditional supercars.

The Donkervoort D8 GTO-JD70 R is designed to be price powerful as a racetrack automobile, with a fixed of slicks expected to closing at the least 1000km, at the same time as brake pads stretch out to 5000km.

And while it comes time to update the discs, the JD70 R's mild weight method they may be crafted from metallic, as opposed to the extra exotic, high-priced carbon-ceramic era that heavier motors demand. They want to get replaced much less often and once they do, it prices much less.

Donkervoort gives JD70 R proprietors quite a number assist, from transporting their motors, tyres and spare components to every racetrack, giving mechanical assist, complete catering and motive force coaching.

The JD70 R offers an tremendous variety of actual-time telemetry returned to the storage or the pitwall, which may be stored or used at once to enhance each the automobile and motive force overall performance.

The first key to that is the AIM virtual coloration show, and its connection to the SmartyCam digital digicam gadget, so even the video recordings bring all the automobile's statistics overlays, like pace, g and tyre temperature.

Donkervoort makes use of the AIM gadget to investigate even the tiniest info of motive force overall performance, which allows them come to be higher, quicker and more secure drivers. And it does the identical to assist the drivers song their automobile overall performance to be higher, quicker and more secure motors.

The JD70 R additionally comes with tyre stress and temperature monitoring, which the motive force can study at the virtual show and it is also despatched returned via the telemetry to the storage, and it may be used on extra than units of tyres.

There is even the choice of a pit-to-storage communications package deal, so the Donkervoort statistics evaluation can assist the drivers in actual time, with recommendation to alternate a putting or give attention to wherein to benefit pace.

And for the ones barely embarrassing gravel-lure moments, there may be a brand new tow hook on the rear and a brand new tow strap on the the front.


The JD70 R has large leaps in crash protection over the JD70, and at the least one of the important enhancements may be transferred without delay returned to the street automobile as an option.

Firstly, Donkervoort feels it has a duty to elevate the crash protection of its motors at the least as lots because it increases their pace.

There are many regions of improvement, from the 60 percentage growth withinside the use of Ex-Core carbon-fibre for sideimpact safety to the total carbon-fibre race seats and the breakthrough with the contemporary hearthplace-protection safety.

The JD70 R is to be had with both a complete FIA-homologated bladder-fashion tank, packed with gasoline-soaking up foam, or a brand new Kevlar-carbon-fibre safety "blanket" to feature a completely sturdy layer of safety, at the same time as additionally filling the tank with the FIA-wellknown absorbent foam.

Far less expensive than a complete FIA bladder gadget, it has the huge blessings of being each avenue criminal and able to being retrofitted into any D8 GTO model.

The Bilster Berg roll cage provides 4.5kg and immeasurable peace of mind, along side even more chassis rigidity, and there may be additionally a Luke six-factor harness.

The upgraded hearthplace extinguisher gadget comes with complete FIA race homologation, with six jets to ship extinguisher foam into the engine bay and the cabin.

Donkervoort may even custom layout a race healthy and helmet layout for its drivers, with long-time period preparations with OMP for fits and Bell for helmets and HANS devices.

The JD70 R even passes the French FFSA policies for protection, which many light-weight song specials fail, so it is compliant with all European racetracks.