The core of Donkervoort Automobielen’s JD70 is a hybrid chassis built of a tubular steel ladder frame reinforced with carbon fiber for added strength and reduced weight. That’s just the beginning of the use of carbon fiber in the D8 GTO-JD70 Bare Naked Carbon Edition (BNCE) of the supercar.
A carbon fiber Kevlar weave makes up the bodywork of the JD70, including the cycle wings. The front design of the car includes vented hexagonal pieces made from 3D-printed carbon fiber. In all, carbon fiber is used in more than 95 percent of the JD70 bodywork.
The JD70 runs from zero to 100km/h in 2.7 seconds, and from 0-200km/h in 7.7 seconds, with a 280km/h maximum speed. The JD70 can pull more than 2G of lateral acceleration in corners in its standard trim and on its standard Nankang tires, and more than 1G of acceleration. A 2.5-liter, in-line five-cylinder motor generates 415bhp (310kW) of power and 520Nm of torque. Loaded with speed and power, the JD70’s CO2 emissions figure per kilometer is only 191 grams. Donkervoort calls the supercar the world’s first 2G production car.
The BNCE offers numerous options and upgrades to highlight the use of carbon fiber in the design including: the Exposed Carbon Upgrade exposing the carbon fiber for the side panels, the engine-bay wings, the bonnet scoop, the triangular cover scoops and the full interior; the Full Exposed-Carbon upgrade showing the complete car in exposed carbon, including the exhaust cover which reduces weight even further; and the Full-Exposed Coloured Carbon option delivering the complete car in colored carbon fiber including the side-exhaust cover. Lightweight carbon fiber rims are yet another option. Managing director of Donkervoort Automobielen, Denis Donkervoort, said, “The woven carbon remains the same. We use specially developed inks mixed into the clear coat to create the look of the colour in the fibre. We can also match the interior coloured carbon pieces to the exterior bodywork.”
Pricing for the D8 GTO-JD70 starts at €163.636,36.