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Thread: Donkervoort D8 GTO-JD70

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    Default Donkervoort D8 GTO-JD70

    Impressive performance, 2Gs on skid pad 0-100km in 2.7 seconds,$187,000.
    https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/d...rlands-record/
    How many Donkervoorts made it to the states?
    2006 Caterham 7 SVT(sold)

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    On Hankook tires. Humm

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    Right 2.0! With no real aero, wings, etc. I need to get some Hankook tires apparently. I just hope they dont stick so hard to my driveway that I can't lift them into place....
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    The article doesn't give any detail on how the 2g was measured. Was it an average around the skid pad, or a mid corner transient on a specific corner on a specific track? Big difference... Remember, a good marketer can tell a lie with the truth.

    -John
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    You guys are so cynical. I'm sure it sticks so well because of all the downforce generated at 300 MPH.
    Greg

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    2G? Thats the least of its problems.

    It weighs 1550lbs. It needs power steering.

    It has problems with its brakes not getting enough heat into them? You dont need brakes in a seven - or shouldnt much need them.

    And i find it about as attractive as nearly all of the USA7s forum members.

    It costs $187,000.

    Might as well buy a Stalker for a fraction of that. More hp. Power steering. Brakes that work. Styling is actually better.
    Mike
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    and another project car coming....

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    Croc, I can't believe that you finally realized that our Storkers look better than Donkervoorts! OTOH, the 1.5g's that Stalkers can pull turned out to be a bit much for my old inner ears. This past year, I went jazzing around very tight twisties in the North Carolina mountains with a Stalker XL and realized on the second day that I was experiencing some disequilibrium. Having been a professional pilot in another life (but not trying to fly my Stalker like Shane), I realized that my 70ish body was not liking a constant diet of g forces. Well, that just saved me a cool $187k.

    I did pick up a 1995 Miata a couple of months ago that I have been mechanically preparing to screw around with some street tire autocrossing. I don't know, having owned 5 sevenesque cars if the Miata will prove to be fun enough to continue to play with? For $4k, I can sure tell you that it was cheaper than any ragged out 7 that I could have found. However, when I read some of the car porn being thrown around on this site, I still miss the rawness of my 7 experiences. Bob

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    Like my AFX slot cars...magnets!

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    Quote Originally Posted by breezy7 View Post
    How many Donkervoorts made it to the states?
    Only a very few of the early ones that looked like your typical Lotus, or Catherhm, 7, but that was many years ago. As they are (albeit limited) production cars, rather than kits, Donkervoorts cannot be imported into the US; at least for use on public roads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by panamericano View Post
    On Hankook tires. Humm
    Nankang AR-1 tires.

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