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.