Watch the Insane Audi-Powered Donkervoort D8 GTO-JD70

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Awhile back, the Donkervoort D8 GTO-JD70 was revealed to honor the 70th birthday of the brand’s founder. The JD70 isn’t the first car from the Dutch sports car brand but it is the most insane, thanks to its extremely low curb weight and Audi-derived turbocharged inline-five. In this new video from Autocar, we get to see what this Audi-powered sports car is like to drive.

 

That turbo-five is the same engine that powers the Audi TT RS and RS3 but it’s been tuned to a bit more power, putting out  415 horsepower and 384 lb-ft of torque. Unlike in Audis, the engine is mounted longitudinally and sends drive to just the rear wheels via a five-speed manual gearbox. Despite being only rear-wheel drive and using a manual, the Donkervoort can hit 62 mph in just 2.7 seconds.

 

Helping it get to 62 mph faster than an Audi R8 despite having more than 200 fewer horsepower is the fact that the Donkervoort weighs less than 700 kg (1,500 lbs).

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