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History of Donkenvoort Cars

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Donkervoort Automobielen BV was founded in 1978 by Joop Donkervoort, the Dutch importer of the British Lotus Seven sports car.


It started with the production of a replica of the famous kit car, but since the mid-80s. gradually began to change its design, until almost nothing remained of the original.


The first Donkervoort with the S7 index (from Super Seven) was equipped with a 1.6-liter Ford Crossflow engine with 90 hp. and 4-speed manual transmission.


On its successor, the Donkervoort S8 (1980-1994), there was already a 2-liter Ford engine with 117 hp, and in the turbocharged S8AT modification, 170 hp.


The Donkervoort D10 followed in 1988 with only 10 built.


It received a lightweight aerodynamic body without a windshield and a 2.2-liter turbo engine with 190 hp.


In the early 90s. the company moved from Tienhoven to Loosdrecht and in 2000 settled in Lelystad.


The Donkervoort D8 debuted in 1993 and is still in production today.


Until 1998, it was equipped with 16-valve 4-cylinder Zetec engines (1.8, 140 hp or 2.0, 160 hp) and Cosworth (2.0, 220-280 hp).


In 1999, the company switched to Audi engines, namely, a 1.8-liter inline 4-cylinder 20-valve turbocharged engine with a capacity of 150-245 hp.


In 2007, a closed version of the Donkervoort D8 GT appeared, for the first time with butterfly wing doors, swept headlights and a range of carbon fiber bodywork.


All this was inherited by the Donkervoort D8 GTO launched in 2013, only its body is completely carbon, and the top is partially open.


The car is equipped with a 2.5-liter 5-cylinder Audi turbo engine with a capacity of 340-380 hp.


The company's motto - "No compromise" - means driving without electronic aids like ABS, ESP or power steering.